Three years ago today, a brand-new, never-before-seen, beautiful little image of the indisputably inexhaustible God made her way into this world. And ever since that day, we've been reveling in the joy that she is to our family.
These days this princess with the smile-bedimpled cheeks, the brown dot kissy spot, the wild-woman hair and the eyes that I still can't figure out enjoys...
Coloring with one foot kicked up in the air...
Making milk with the special secret ingredient that we'll never, ever tell...
Shaving with Dad...
Playing dressups with her Kitty Tat...
And telling stories that involve pink Neigh-Neighs and Princesses...
Caitlin, my prayer for you on this birthday is that just as you've been nurtured in Christ, you will always walk in Christ. I pray that your life will be rooted in him and built up in him, like a tree planted by streams of water -- yielding fruit in season & prospering. I pray that you will be established in the faith: abounding in thanksgiving, and delighting in the law and in the love of your Lord.
"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving."
~ Colossians 2.6-7
"Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish."
~ Psalm 1