A special Birthday Girl!
"For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him"
1 Samuel 1:27
Carrianna Jewel, a few minutes old. My third child, our first daughter. You were born on your due date, which happened to be Easter Sunday, and you share a birthday with your Mama! How special is that? The Lord gave me a peaceful spirit when I gave birth to you. Your birth was the best yet, and I still marvel and praise God over that experience.
You have been blessed with two older brothers whom your parents love dearly. The Lord knew that your Mama dearly wanted a little polished cornerstone to raise, a precious daughter. He was so merciful when He sent you to us.
Our first birthday together!
Waiting for Papa to come home from work.
What joy you bring to this home! Your girly ways fill my heart with delight.
You welcomed your baby sister with such love and delight!
Your Papa is thrilled to have two daughters, and I know prays for many more!
I love to snuggle you, stroke your hair, and tell you that I love you. But those are just mere words. They can't begin to convey to you the depth of my feelings.
You were a balm to your Mammay's heart during her final days here on earth. She adored you, and couldn't wait to help teach you how to cook, and enjoy being modest and girly. I pray that I will be able to pass that all on to you myself. You have not forgotten your Mammay. Even still today as I fix your hair you talk of how Mammay did that, and how much you miss her.
Resting with Mammay.
Don't let the pretty dresses and bows fool anyone though, you love to play with your brothers! You tag along with them, and try to endure their rough and tumble play (notice the bruised eye?).
You keep us busy! Life with you is never a dull moment! Even while you destroy the nursery with baby powder, you stuck the hair bow in your hair to be cute while you did it!
My little Carrianna, you are growing fast. I pray that you will look back on your childhood days with fondness, and will never doubt your parents love for you, or more importantly your Heavenly Father's love for you.
May you grow up to be a virtuous young lady is my heart's prayer. In these days of "wars and rumors of wars" may you learn to be strong in your faith, valiant and true, never wavering. I pray that we will impart to you everything which is righteous and pure. We love you so much Carrianna!
Happy third Birthday!
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