Sunday, September 04, 2011

Five Years Old!

I can hardly believe it was five years ago today. I heard your first cries from the other side of the curtain in the delivery room and waited so your daddy and mommy could have a few minutes with just the three of you. When I first saw you, you were only about three minutes old and I loved you right from the start. Actually even before that. There was a lot of excitement that day and there were many people who came to see you and they all fell in love with you as soon as they saw you. Of course for me, PopPop and Auntie Nee, our love for you has only grown as these five years have gone by. But that's because you're so easy to love. You have such a bright and happy spirit. You're so helpful and friendly and excited about learning new things. The Lord has given you a mind that likes learning new things which you are very good at. You are a blessing to all of us and we thank the Lord for bringing you into our lives.

Our biggest prayer for you is not so much that you be smarter than anybody else or that you can run faster or jump higher than anybody else, but that you will love Jesus with all your heart and that he helps you to be the kind of person that pleases Him. We kind of think we see  Him already working in your heart and that makes all of us very happy.

Thanks for wanting to share your big day with us. We had a wonderful time with you and Shae-Shae this weekend. 

God bless you, dear Selena, and may heaven smile on you this coming year.


Kisses and Hugs, 



Beverly said...

That was BEAUTIFUL, Nanna! I will read it to Lena tomorrow. Thank you for driving here to spend her birthday with her. It meant a lot to her. :-)

Laurie said...

This is just precious, Maxine, and so is Selena! What a remarkable young girl, with a heart that follows after her Lord and her Nanna!Blessings to her on her 5th birthday!

Patti said...

Wow, Lena is 5 years old?! When we first met you all, she had just turned 1! Have the years really flown by that quickly?!

And, yes, I agree with your greatest desire for her...may she love Jesus and seek his ways all the days of her life.

Can't wait to hear of the new arrival.


Barbara said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Selena! IT is so great to be young and five. May God bless her with a wonderful life living for him and a long life! If only all our young would realize that God is the way to go when you are young!