Monday, August 16, 2010
Dear Madelyn Mae,
Words cannot express how precious you are to us. We remember the moment we found out we were expecting you and the moment we found out we were having a baby girl – a baby princess, a Daughter of a Heavenly King. You are a gift from God and we are so honored to have been entrusted with you as our child.
Our desire for you is that glimpses of Jesus will be all around you, every day, wherever you look. We want you to see Jesus when you look at the trees and feel the wind blow and experience every part of nature. We hope you will understand true community as you watch and interact with and are loved by your family and our friends. And we pray you will be reminded of His love for the church as you watch Mommy and Daddy interact and love each other.
We are committed to providing a safe, loving environment for you as you grow. Mommy and Daddy are deeply committed to each other and with God’s help we will always stand by that commitment. We will pray with you and for you – this is one of the greatest gifts we can give you as your parents. We promise to always love you without any conditions – we love you simply because you are YOU. We will discipline you and provide boundaries for you as you grow and we will do these things because we love you so deeply. You will hear the words, “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you” in our home.
Mady – we will do everything we can to raise you up in a way that honors God. Our deepest desire for you is that you will grow to love Jesus – in Him you will find perfect love, peace, joy and comfort.
God has an amazing plan for your life. We cannot wait to see what He has in store for you. Someday we will tell you about all the people that filled the room on your dedication day – you are truly surrounded by people who love you and are rooting for you.
We love you so much, Peanut.
Mommy & Daddy