Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tinky Tinky Tinky

Sweet Tink,
Happy 7th birthday...oh how you have filled my heart over the past 7 years.  Your precious smile and laugh are so contagious.  You are so curious and studious its amazing.  You love to learn new things and you are constantly asking us to take you to the library or the book store.  You have such a special heart for others.  I am so taken back at the way you view the world sweet girl. You can be so fierce and passionate yet you have the softest voice.  You love others so well, Tinky you are truly a gift to us each and everyday.  Happy 7th birthday to the most amazing girl I know.
Here are your 7 wishes with one to grow on of course...
1.  I wish for you to make long lasting Godly friends.  No matter where you are sweet girl, look for friends who are genuine who you can share your true self with no matter what.  Look for friends who take you for who you are and not only accept you but LOVE you for it.  I pray these friends come into your life and offer you a sweet security and confidence in being you.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

2.  I pray you will never lose your sweet laugh.  You are always finding something funny or telling a joke.  You toss your head back and all we can do is laugh with you.  Your teacher told your daddy and me this year that you literally "dance through each day."  you are one of the most joy filled people I have ever known.  It is truly a gift, one I hope you never lose no matter what.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:2a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Ecclesiastes 4:1-4

3.  I pray that God protects you every single day.  I pray it everyday for you and Murphy...when I wake up and before you go to school we pray for His protection together.  I pray His angels link arms and surround you no matter where you are, Sweet Tinky.
"The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life;" Psalm 121:7

4.  I pray you will always take time to cultivate your artistic and creative side.  You are always making things, writing things, drawing masterpieces.  Don't give that find so much joy in creating.  I pray you always take time to let yourself explore new things.  Everyday you have new ideas and new things you want to try...go for it!!!  I will always be your biggest fan!

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

5.  You ask a LOT of questions, sweet girl.  So many sometimes we run out of answers.  You read everything you can get your hands on and more.  You saturate yourself with history, people, and everything the world has to teach you.  Wow...I can't imagine what you will learn as you grow.  We are so proud of you and the way you never miss a chance to learn and grow.  I pray that you will always be like this never forget the excitement of learning something new.  It fuels you now I pray it will always be that way.
"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."  Proverbs 18:15

6.  I pray you will always stand up for others especially people who can't stand up for themselves.  My wish for you is that you never loose sight of what is right and you are always secure enough in yourself to stand up for yourself and others.  Sweet girl, I think this is something that is going to help you so often in this life.  I think you will be put to the test in this area more than you would like.  Know that I have prayed for you about this.  Know that your God is bigger than anyone or anything.  Remember who you are and be confident in your beliefs.
"But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

7.  In that same way you are strong in standing up for what you believe...that spirit comes with a certain amount of stubbornness.  I pray you won't let that stubbornness be stronger than your sweet passion.  Sometimes its ok to let things often feel like you are under attack when we correct you.  That is not the case...just be secure in the fact that we love you to pieces and anything we say or do is only because we want you to be your best, sweet baby.* And yes you will always be my baby.
" If you get more stubborn every time you are corrected, one day you will be crushed and never recover."  Proverbs 29:1

AND one to grow on...this one will always be the same I think....I pray you will Be kind, Work hard and Love Jesus.  Tinky these are the most important things I can pray for you.  I wish you would take these three things to heart and really strive for them.  I think working for these things will lead you to a content and confident heart, sweet Tink.

Happy 7th Birthday my baby girl.  I love you to mars and back (that takes two years we just found out) 9 bazillion times.  And Yes I would ride mission to space for you until eternity.  I love you THAT BIG.

All my love,