Thursday, December 16, 2010


My beautiful Rebecca.  I wanted a "Rebecca" long before I had children.  My Mom had even given me a little figure of a pregnant mama that was called "Rebecca's mother" before I had her. 

I loved having a son.  Adding a daughter to our family was equally as joyous.  She was beautiful from the start.  (Yes, I'm biased.  I'm allowed as I'm her mom.)  I've loved watching her grow and become someone that was not only lovely on the outside but on the inside as well.

I love that she has a huge heart.  She cares for others and wants to make a difference.  She doesn't just "want to" though - she does it!  I love that at age 11 she started a ministry making bracelets to raise money for babies with heart defects. 

I love watching her with children.  She is great with children and really enjoys being with them.  They love her too!  She volunteers at church in the Sunday School program and often tells me stories about the children in her class.  She has a heart for orphans and is praying for them too.

Rebecca is creative in so many ways.  One of our family's favorites is in the kitchen.  She loves to bake and we are often blessed by her efforts. 

I love seeing her include her siblings in the process.  Did I mention she has a sweet heart?

Rebecca enjoys traditions and knowing that "this is what we do" for certain events or holidays.  She is helpful in carrying them out when I can't.  That has been a huge blessing over the last several years too when I was not able to do all that I would have liked.  Even today she started a countdown chain for her siblings with a fun thing to do each day. 

Sports have always been a part of her life.  I love that she is athletic and competitive, yet keeps things in the proper perspective.  She is able to win and lose graciously.  That is not a lesson easily learned sometimes.

Rebecca is curious, quiet and confident.  I love that she is able to be "different" from others by being true to herself.  I'm thankful she does not feel like she has to do what others are doing in order to fit in.  That too can be a hard lesson to learn.

There are so many things I could write.  Rebecca loves to read, laugh and spend time with family and friends.  She can be silly and goofy and yet also mature and responsible. 

Thank you God for blessing me with this beautiful daughter.  She brings joy, happiness and laughter to our family.  We are better people for having her in our lives.  I pray that you would continue to teach her, guide her and show her your path.  I pray that she would follow you with all of her heart and bring glory to your name.

I love you  Rebecca!