Letters to my Children: My Sweet Mikey

My sweet, dear Mikey. It's hard to believe you are already nine years old. You were my constantly smiling, happy baby.  You are a headstrong study in passion that can affect the emotions of everyone in the room. You started out in this world on your own terms and to this day, you still have strong opinions on just about everything. When you set your mind to something, nothing and I mean nothing, can stop you. Your drive, grit and determination are a marvel and I'm sure God is someday going to use that passion he gave you in a mighty way. That intensity is also focused on things that you love and you love fiercely. You are always the first to love and hug on me and your daddy and ever since you were a baby your smile and laugh can light up everyone around you.  Always the encourager, you love to shower those you love with words of affirmation.

You are growing up before our eyes into a strong, intelligent, beautiful young lady and I am so excited to see what God has in store for you. Happy birthday precious girl!