Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Laney Rae!

Laney Rae is ONE today! A year ago today the Lord brought her into this world. I have been in awe today of the time racing by us this passed year. My baby is ONE!

I remember when KK was little I was ready for her to crawl, ready for her to walk, ready for her to talk, or ready for her to make it to whatever step was next.

But, after watching KK race through all of that and become the little girl that she is today in the blink of an eye, I have been enjoying Laney Rae right where she is at.....a bouncing baby girl.

Crawling means that she will soon be walking. Walking means that she will soon be talking and potty training. Potty training means that she will start school. Going to school means that they will soon graduate and venture out into the world.

What will my girls bring with them when they go out into the world? I pray that it is a deep-rooted relationship with Jesus. He is their ONLY hope.

Time with them is precious and every moment of the day with them counts. I have learned this with Laney Rae this time around. And I'm a better mother to my girls for learning that truth.

Happy Birthday my precious one.

You are a joy and a blessing to us. We are so thankful for your little life. The Lord has used you to teach me so many things. It is funny how such a small person can be used to teach you HUGE truths.

I pray that me and your daddy will reflect Christ's image to you so that you may see Him shine vividly in our home and He permeates every crevace in every room and you can't help but notice Him and want to KNOW Him. I pray that you grow up with a heart that loves and follows hard after Jesus. And that you seek to honor and bring glory to him throughout your life. I pray that me and your daddy will always point you back to the cross.

We love you so much.

....Laney Rae, 6 days old....


QuiltedSimple said...

Happy Birthday Laney Rae - Wow - they grow up so fast, don't they? (sniff). Enjoy every day with her - she is so precious!!


Hendrick Family said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

I love you, love you, love you.


Jennifer Bacak said...

The time is precious, and totally fleeting. It goes too fast.
When I read your blog, I want to be you, Lyns. The pics of farming and Little House type life is so appealling to me.
I'm quite content in my life, for sure, but this blog is the cutest thing ever. I love the combination of amazing photos, taste, and organic farming. You guys are totally unique and awesome.

Sarah Shalley said...

Those rolls sure won't last forever. She'll be tall and beautiful and intelligent and all on her own before you know it. I'm so glad that you all enjoy every moment of her now. Happy Birthday little Laney.You are the cutest!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lamey Rae!

We love you - G-Pa and GiGi

Give KK a hug too for us.

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday, Laney Rae! Time goes so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Whoops - Laney Rae.... Sorry

Connie said...

Hey, your hair looks really good and especially healthy...just thought I'd let you know sense you've had recent hair trauma.

Glad you had a great birthday Laney Rae!