Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The World's Largest 3 Year Old?!

For the last year or so, we have lovingly referred to Rachel as, "The World's Largest Two Year Old." People were always shocked to hear that she was only two. She is really tall for her age and speaks as if she is 3 or 4. Today I realized that I think of her as older too. Instead of feeling like I can't believe she is three already (today!) I feel like she is FINALLY three.

However I look at it, she is such a delight to our family. She is so different from me, and I LOVE it! She is always happy, smiling and silly. She sings and talks herself to sleep at night and always wakes up cheerful. She makes sure I always remember to cuddle and hold her during the day, she won't go without it. Our house is so bright because of her. She was such an easy, content baby, slept through the night by 2 months old and didn't eat food until she was a year old. Once she started eating table food, she started growing like crazy! She went from a long, skinny little baby, to the world's largest two year old overnight. It was quite a sight to behold. We were worried you would never grow hair and would have a mullet forever. Thankfully, your hair has grown in quite nicely and getting thicker and longer by the day.

We love you, Rachel, and are so excited to see the graceful, sweet young woman God is growing you to be. We pray you keep your happy, joyful heart through all of life's bumps and bruises. Keep believing that "Jesus is God," and, "Jesus is the Christ." (Two things she tells us all the time!) We can't imagine life without you. Be a good big sister to Ellie and teach her how to be such a blessing to her family like you are. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHIE!!!!!


Kristen Borland said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! I remember sitting at board of directors meetings at marie calendars with her, "bubba", and zebby. wow! so long ago! she's so beautiful and sounds like an absolutely delightful little girl!