Micaila, 6 going on 16

Good grief we have a 6 year old!! Happy Birthday Micaila 🙂

Micaila, you my daughter, are one of a kind. You have so many good qualities I’m not sure where to start.

I suppose we’ll start with the obvious and it’s your role as the oldest, the big sister. You take a lot of pride in this position and honestly I take pride in YOU because you do it so well. You love your sister and brother. The majority of the time you are eager and willing to help them with whatever they may need. You have really become interested in caring for Caleb, whether its feeding, holding, or bathing him. Heck you’d be willing to change his diaper if I’d let you! You love to teach your siblings things you have learned and like your daddy you are a very good teacher. You explain things well and with patience. I really enjoy listening in on conversations between you and your sister and brother.

You are very smart Micaila and you like to learn. This has made homeschooling you a breeze. Yes, sometimes you and I butt heads, you want to do things precise and perfect and well, that may have been passed down from me. But your determination pays off and you are already blowing through your school curriculum. I hope you remain this eager to learn and grow in academic and spiritual knowledge through out your life. It’s such a great quality of yours!

Because you are a natural smarty this makes you a thinker which makes you very inquisitive. In fact Daddy and Mommy aren’t always sure how to answer your questions, like “how did Caleb get in your belly?” And “how will Caleb get out?” We feel as though you are a little mature for your age and sometimes we’re just not ready for you to grow a little more. You amaze us with your ability to act so mature though. Truly, you act like your 6 going on 16 sometimes and quite frankly it scares us!

When it comes to extra curricular activities you, again like your daddy, excel at everything. Whether its baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, anything that requires coordination and natural athletic ability, you got it! We hope you hone into whatever sports you enjoy and use the talents and gifts God graced you with to glorify Him.

One thing I know about you Micaila, even at a young age, you don’t step into anything lightly. You make careful thought out decisions and this is most definitely an excellent characteristic.

This year we had quite the scare didn’t we? We praise God for wrapping His loving arms around you and carrying us through that time of confusion, uncertainty, discomfort, and waiting. It seems like it really wasn’t that lengthy looking back but in the midst of it all it felt long and scary. You were so brave and for the most part (considering the circumstances) you had a really good attitude. Even though that time was unpleasant it was a time of bonding for you and I, Micaila. We had a couple of trips alone to the hospital and this threw us both into the loving arms of Jesus and relying on Him to get us through. We couldn’t have done it with out Him.

We pray that as you continue to grow into a young lady that you would be aware of how much Jesus loves you. That you would realize your need for Him and that the only thing in life worth pursuing, with everything you have is relationship with Christ. We pray that you would find satisfaction and joy in Him and bringing Him glory with the life he blessed you with.

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. (Colossians 1:9-12 NIV)

We love you Micaila Elise!

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