"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lydia is 6.

Dear Lydia,

You turn six years old today.  When I think of my sweet Lydia, a smile comes to my lips.  You are so full of life, experiencing everything to the fullest.  Things are either really really wonderful, or really really bad.  You are always skipping, frolicking, wiggling, or hopping from one place to another.  That is you.  

You are very observant, which makes you a talented artist.  You love to draw, color, and paint, with a lot of color.  Sometimes your observations of the world cause me to pause and look at things with new eyes.  Thank you for really seeing.  As you learn to read, write, memorize CC facts, and recite math facts it is obvious that you are very smart.  From the moment you wake up in the morning, you have a smile on your face.  The out of control Lydia has been replaced with my sweet spirited, lovely Lydia.  

You are drawn to other cultures and places.  You love it when we read from our Window on the World book, to see the pictures of other lands and people, and to hear the stories of people who need help.  You are many times the first of your sisters to think of others above yourself.  

You love to play outside, create new concoctions, play house and school, and be with Chloe and Kennedi.  You and Anna are very good friends, although it is amidst many disagreements.  Your Daddy and I love to come peek at you at night when you are sleeping, only to find you in bed with Madeline.  You become concerned if Cora is upset, and love to bring her her blankie to make her happy again.  You are a very blessed and loved little girl.  I think you know that.

Dydi Debra.  Lu Lu.  I cannot wait to see what God has planned for your life.  You bring immeasurable joy to your Mommy and Daddy.  We pray that you will seek God above all others, and walk with Him daily.  We love you and praise God that you are ours.


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