Happy Birthday Rachel
today was my oldest daughter's 14th birthday. i cannot believe that she is 14 already. it seems like just yesterday that she was born. i remember tears filling my eyes when the doctor told us she was a girl. my baby girl! she was absolutely beautiful. 7 lbs exactly and 19 inches long. we already had a wonderful baby boy and now we had a baby girl. how perfect could that be.
everyday since then i have had the privilege of being her mommy. she has brought so much joy into our family. as a toddler, she would dance and dance all over the place. so happy all the time. it wasn't long after she was born that her baby sister came along and she loved her so much. she was always so protective over her. it just made my heart melt each time she came running thinking that Olivia might get hurt if i did not come fast to rescue her. most of the time it was nothing and she was fine, but she watched over her like a hawk.
even today, rachel still has that mothering instinct. she has the biggest heart and never wants the people that she loves to do the wrong thing or get hurt. she is always trying to give her deep wisdom to anyone who will listen. sometimes, i am just amazed at how deeply spiritual that she is. she hears the voice of God and is lead by His Spirit. of course, she has not always listened. who does? but as i have watched her grow up, i have seen God do great things in her and i am sure it is only the beginning of where He is going to take her in this world. i could not be a prouder mom. she has recently begun her own blog called just the average teenager. she writes what is on her heart and lets God show her how good He is. many times i think that the wisdom that comes from her could not possibly be coming from a 14 year old girl. she amazes me and i love her so much.
Happy Birthday Rachel! You will always be my baby girl!
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