Monday, February 1, 2016

To Madeline, the 6 year old

 2 months old

Well, it's finally here.  You are now 6.  You have been anticipating this day for quite awhile.  So excited to be able to use BOTH hands to count your age.


1 year old
 
You are so thrilled to be getting older, but yet you are hesitant.  Many times you mention how you just want to stay little and live with me.  Some days, lots of days, I'm perfectly fine with that.

2 years old

But I know God gave you to us to raise.  To one day walk away from our door, to share the gifts God has given you, with this world.  

It would be selfish of me to keep you to myself.

 3 years old

Your warm heart for all people.  You hardly know a stranger.  I find you conversing with people at the drinking fountain at the grocery store, talking to babies we pass on the street, and waving at every car that passes ours.

Your sense of humor.  Your dad and I have always been impressed with your humor.  One that seems to exceed your age by many years.  You keep us laughing...daily.

 4 years old

Your penchant for learning.  It's so fun to see how quickly you are catching on to reading.  You love science and all the experiments you are doing in school.

Your love for Jesus.  It's hard to put into words how my heart swells when I hear you pray for your missionary friends, for the persecuted church, for your friends at school.
 
So, today we celebrated you.  And that you are #5 in the Suvar Party of 5.

5 years old

You asked for spaghetti for supper and Angel Food cake for dessert.  You wanted to spend the evening playing a board game and having a dance party.

A simply wonderful way to celebrate a 6 year old.


Happy 6th year of life, Madeline!  
We are so glad you are a part of our family!

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