Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The One that Rocked Our World.

This one. She's 10 today. 
She has rocked our world from Day 1. Probably yours, too, if you've met her. 
She's that kid. You know. The one. I don't know where she comes from.

Maddy Grace, 
The Jesus Force is strong in you, Sister. We can all see it. People tell often how cute you are, and that is so very true. But, you are more. 

You are radiant. It's Jesus. He radiates through your captivating personality, your smile, your fantastically blue eyes and that over-the-top dimple.

It's Jesus in you that captivates others so that you grab them. 
Grab them for Jesus.
It's Jesus in your smile that makes us soak up every bit of your wit and hilarity. 
Smile, they will, too.
It's Jesus in your eyes that make us pay attention to your wise and discerning little spirit. 
Discern, Sister, and stand strong in it. 
It's that Jesus-given dimple that makes us love the fierce negotiator in you. 
Negotiate. Debate. Do it. 
We'll give you practice until you can debate someone else.

I keep asking the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people... Ephesians 1:17-18

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- not of yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works so no one can boast. For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:8-10
..The one who has been given much, much more will be required... Luke 12:48
You are my favorite rockstar. I love you more than sunshine. 


  1. In the same instant I thought: She's 10 already? Where did the time go? ~ She's only 10? She seems much older. LOL. Reminds me of my Betsy...her body age and her brain age have never been the same. Love me some Maddy! Happy birthday pretty girl!! Miss you!

  2. And to think I remember a baby shower and meeting a gorgeous girl in jean overalls! She takes after her momma ♥

  3. LOVE that Maddy girl so much!! Please give her a BIG Happy birthday hug from us!!