Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Rebecca!!!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Rebecca! I can't believe that you are 13 years old already. That sounds so old in some ways - and yet you are still my little girl. What an amazing 13 years it has been to have you in our family!

I've been thanking God for you since the day I found out about you (on Christopher's 2nd birthday). I haven't stopped thanking Him either! What an incredible gift He has given us - and many others - in YOU! I wanted a daughter named Rebecca even before I was married. I'm so very thankful for you as you are more than I ever hoped for in a daughter.

There are so many things I could write about you - I'm not sure where to start. Perhaps with your precious heart. Your heart that reaches out to others - constantly. You are always wanting to help and often find ways to do things on your own. You began giving things to the homeless on the way to church. You started your own business making and selling bracelets to raise money for babies with heart problems (like your little sister). You are eager to participate in other projects like Samaritan's Purse and making things for the children in the local homeless shelter. Just recently, you decided that you wanted to have birthday gifts be a donation to Reece's Rainbow, an organization that helps with the adoption of children with Down syndrome from other countries. You are a beautiful example to me of a giving and selfless person.I love your creativity and eye for beautiful things. I enjoy seeing the things that you make – like the beautiful ornament last year for Christmas. I appreciate your attention to detail and desire to make things special – like at our recent Japanese meal. You went above and beyond anything I would have done by making placecards with Japanese characters, hanging lanterns and making the table beautiful.


I love your willingness to help others – starting at home. You do so much for all of us. I am thankful that you are willing to help your siblings in so many ways from fixing meals to helping with therapies and schooling. Our home runs so much smoother because you are always willing to jump in and help wherever you are needed.

I am thankful for your work ethic. You are a hard worker who will do things without waiting to be asked. You are diligent in doing your chores and ready to take on extra when asked or needed. You work hard and with a good attitude. Your example is a blessing.

I am thankful that you know Jesus as your Saviour. It’s so evident in your life – from the way you treat others to the way that you live day to day. I’m thankful for your desire to be more like Him and to reflect His love in your words and deeds. I thank God for you Rebecca and for the ways that you teach me more about Him.

There is so much more I can say about you sweet girl! Rebecca, you are beautiful through and through. You are a precious child of the King. I’m so very blessed to call you daughter and am so thankful for these years we’ve had. I’m looking forward to many more.

Happy Birthday precious Rebecca!

I love being your mom and I love you!