Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happy birthday Tinky Bear Blue

Dear Tinky,
OH my goodness do I love you....My sweet sweet girl.  Ugh words cannot begin to describe the joy you bring to our lives.  6 Years ago our lives were changed forever.  We were given such a precious precious angel to show us how to love, and how to show grace and to be sensitive and considerate without blinking an eye or even making it seem like that is what you are doing.  You are such goodness baby girl.
So here are your 6 wishes and 1 to grow on angel...
1. Remember the BEST forget the REST.  This is your gift.  You are amazing at seeing the best in people and not noticing anything else.  Please continue to have this precious heart.  Be thankful for the good things you find in people and focus on that.  Lead by example baby girl, the world needs people to look for the good in are amazing at this.

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:19

2.  Love and listen to people from the heart.  It amazes me to think about how much God loves you because He loves you more and better than I ever could.  I am overwhelmed to think of the sacrifice He made for us because he loved each one of us so much.  When you want to judge or see someone acting ugly remember how much God loves them.  It is such a quick check when you start to think something unkind about someone else.  Your sweet sweet way is to quietly process things when someone is ugly.  I so appreciate that about you.  I do want you to stand up for yourself to people (other than your brother) when you feel something is wrong.  Always remember that almost everyone is struggling with something and your listening and loving them may just make the difference they need!

'Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8

3.Live for God's glory.    Each day and in everything you do you can choose to do it for His honor.  In doing so, you may reach someone who may not know about Jesus.  You are so quick to open a discussion about God with anyone you meet.  Don't stop doing that.  You are learning so much about Jesus everyday.  In all of your school work and your relationships do things in a way that lets others know everything good is from God.  You are going to accomplish a lot, sweet Tink.  Give the glory to God and go for it!  I can't wait to see everything He has planned for you!

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."  1 Corinthians 10:32

4.  Pray for People.  Tink, you are going to encounter some tough people.  You are going to be hurt.  We cannot control anyone but ourselves.   Jesus says forgive and pray for our enemies.  You are so forgiving and so gentle with others.  Please remember to take some of that burden to God.  Pray for your precious friends and family, but don't forget those people who may not be your friend.  Pray for the good in people to shine.  Pray for people who are struggling.   PRAY PRAY PRAY.  

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

5.  Be Patient with your progress and the progress of those around you.  You get very frustrated when things aren't done just right.  You can't stand it when you explain something and you think we don't understand.  Be Patient.  Please, take that pressure off of yourself to be perfect at certain things.  We are all a work in progress and no one will be perfect this side of heaven.  Just keep trying, and remember if you are doing your best do not be stressed...

Be patient with Murphy and with your daddy and me.  We all love you so so much!  Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses.  Try to focus on strengths and encourage and pray through weaknesses.

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

6.  Be confident.  I hate to hear you say "I can't" do something that I know you can.  Don't be afraid to try, to fail and to try again....that is bravery. 
 You can do so much more than you give yourself credit for.  You are smart, kind, fun and so loving.  Be confident in the gifts God has given you.  Be confident in what your heart tells you is right.  You have such a sweet and kind spirit.  Please don't ignore that, you are so compassionate and helpful.  Try new things and encourage others around you.

"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." 2 Timothy 1:7

AND one to grow on...just like I wrote to Murphles, LOVE JESUS, BE KIND, WORK HARD.  At the end of the day sweet girl this is what matters.  Follow the Lord, do your best , and love people well.  You can do all of these things.   I love you with my whole heart MOST to infinity around the moon and back 10000000000000 times.  You are my girl, what a sweet sweet mothers day gift you are. 

I love you so much my precious baby.

Happy 6th birthday my sweet sweet Tinky.  You make every single day of life more fun, more special and so much sweeter.  You are my girl.  I could not be more proud of you and your precious heart.  I love you MOST, around the moon 6 billion times back to the earth and to infinity!