Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday dear Caroline

***photo heavy post***

Happy birthday to my dear sweet Caroline who turns SIX today! Goodness where has the time gone?! Here's a look back.

Daddy's girl
(and no that's not McClain)

LOVE that face!

always walking to her own drum

You're my outdoor kid.

I still love that you wore nail polish that day.

birthday princess

day before THE haircut

1st ballet recital

with a VERY faded blankie

1st day of school--SO proud!

Your newest love--all things super hero

at Disney

and your 1st lost tooth

You are such a blessing to our family like none other. You bring us many smiles, lots of laughter, the clamor of feet that are always running, early morning risings, and all sorts of wonder. It's so fun to see the world through your eyes! You're always thinking, wondering, questioning.

And this morning on the way to school, out of the blue you asked me one of the sweetest dearest questions you could ever ask from way back in the backseat. "Mommy, what is a Christian?" And as I explained (again) about sin, how it separates us for Jesus, about forgiveness through Him, and living a life dependent on grace, seeking Him daily, you acknowledged for the first time (that I know of) that YOU too are sinful ("A lot of the time, Mama"), and that you wanted to be a Christian too. My dear sweet precious child, I love you more than you can imagine. THANK YOU for making me a mommy! THANK YOU for your child-like faith that simply believes. And THANK YOU for the joy you given me. I love you so very much! Happy birthday precious one! :D


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Michelle Lanning said...

awe Happy happy birthday - what a sweet sweet girl!

Tangle said...

Happy birthday caroline!

Gretchen said...

happy (belated) birthday Caroline!!

teacher jessy said...

She is such a beautiful girl and happy belated to Caroline!!