Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Laney Rae, you are joy....

Happy Birthday my little joy wonder.

Laney Rae, you are 4 today.

How in this world this has happened is beyond me.

Your most favorite thing in the world is to run free. Outside immersed in nature is where you are most comfortable.

I learn so much from watching your uninhibited little self.

You live each moment to the fullest.

Whenever I read Jim Elliot's quote,"Wherever you are, be all there," I can't help but think of you.

Little one, you hit the ground running and don't look back.

Laughter is your song and the music of your heart. Your belly laughs are contagious.

Your love language is touch. You love to be snuggled.

Laney Rae, you are the ultimate farm girl. And that's what you proclaim to people when you meet them- that, you are indeed a farm girl and a very good one at that. You are so much help to your daddy and a true companion to him as you work alongside him daily.

I pray that the joy that fills your heart will be used for good and that the Lord would be the ultimate joy that fills your heart. Jesus, complete Laney Rae's joy in YOU. I pray that as you walk through this life loudly and wildly, that that your adventurous and tenacious spirit would be used to affect the Kingdom.

I pray this verse over your life precious girl.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

I can't tell you how many times I catch the eyes of your daddy as we sit in wonder at the little girl before us. Teary-eyed and smiling we can't help but utter the words,"We love that girl."

And that about sums it up right there. Laney Rae, we love you. Happy Birthday lovey!


Hendrick Family said...

Oh this makes me cry too. She is pure joy. Happy Birthday Rae Rae. We sure do love you.

Honey and the boys

Noelle Gonzalez said...
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Noelle Gonzalez said...

Oh Happy Birthday Laney Rae! Lynsey I miss your sweet family and all the beautiful faces of your little girls! I can't wait to see you all in July when I'm back at NL (that is if I get into nursing school.) Miss you all!

The Farmers said...

Beautiful! She is such a blessing to all who encounter her. We love you RaeRae!

mandi said...

Oh my gracious! Why didn't I get to give my girl a big birthday hug today???
Give her some lovin' for me.

Anonymous said...

Thank you LORD for our sweet beautiful girl Laney Rae Kramer.. she lights up a room when she is around..her free spirit and great smile is always heartwarming to all..she truly is a gift from our GOD..LORD bless her and keep her in your tender care..Happy birthday sweet one..grandma

Aunt Debbie said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! In the darkest hours of my life, YOU WERE JOY BEYOND MEASURE! You are a precious little treasure. God smiled BIG on our family when He blessed us with you!

Bob & Judy said...

Beautiful. Precious. And growing up much too fast! Laney Rae, we think you're awesome! Grandma and Poppi Hendrick

Anonymous said...

Happy belated 4th birthday to Laney Rae!