19 Months and Counting

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Riley Faye, 19 months into your little life and you are CERTAINLY living up to your name.

Riley, it means courageous.  This has been our prayer for you from day one.  That no matter what life hands you, you will be full of courage.  Courage to stand up for truth.  Courage to walk in a way that is obedient to Christ even when it means making hard decisions.  The courage to be YOU and walk with confidence…

I am already seeing this courage displayed as you are one STRONG WILLED sister.  You know what you want and you fight hard for it (we are working on reigning that in a bit…)  You have learned to throw some intense fits, but as I see the determination in you, I see our prayers being answered.

Faye, it was my granny’s middle name.  A red headed southern woman who loved her family well and bloomed where she was planted.  She worked hard in her home and saw the role of wife & mom as one to be cherished.  These are not simple tasks but ones I pray you will value in the years to come.

You are starting to understand A LOT of things.  Although you have few words (Dada & Yaya) you are saying a lot.  I am not exaggerating when I say EVERY DAY you grow up a little bit more.

You LOVE being outside.  Anytime you get upset all I have to say is “do you want to go outside?” and your tears stop and you run to the door to get your shoes.  Always ready to go!

You also love people.  All smiles and all waves.  You brighten peoples days sweet girl because you SEE them.  Always always look for others.  We all need to be seen.

I was talking with a friend of mine today who has a teenage daughter.  A daughter who is in love with a young man and dreaming of their future.  My heart tightened as I thought about walking this journey with you in the years to come.

I’m already praying that I will know how to guide you in matters of the heart.  I am praying that you will see the importance in guarding your heart and trusting the Lords timing as he brings you to your husband.  I love that you are my daughter.

It’s a bond that NO ONE can separate and I am honored the Lord chose me to be your momma.

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We love you sweet girl.  Keep being your crazy self!

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