Saturday, 19 July 2014

Rachel

Happy birthday, Rachel! You are one year old today! And such a sweet one year old you are! I just love being able to spend time with you. You have such a happy personality. Your beautiful smile just lights up your entire face. It reaches all the way up to your eyes. And, do you know what? It reaches all the way into my heart! Every time I see you, you fill my heart with joy.  I just love how you brighten up a room with your presence. You have such a sweet, tender spirit about you. As I write this letter to you, my beautiful little niece, "gentleness" is being impressed on my heart. You are still so small! You are still just a baby! But I know that there is already a special plan for your life. Because, Rachel, you were made with a purpose. You were made sooo special! You are a one-of-a-kind girl, with a one-of-a-kind purpose. And my prayer for you is that, as you continue to grow and develop, and learn more and more about who you are, and what it is that makes you special, you will continue to grow in gentleness. My hope for you, Rachel, is that gentleness will become a part of what makes you, you. 2 Timothy 2:25 says that -paraphrase- "we should correct those who oppose us with gentleness, so that God may grant them repentence which leads to knowledge of the Truth." Basically, what that means, is that your gentleness can bring others to have a relationship with Jesus. And Rachel, that is the best kind of purpose to have!
I love you, my sweet, sweet girl!