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It's hard enough to be a Christian parent in this world. How do we combat the forces of evil while at the same time raise our children to desire to walk in God's light? By seeking His face, His Word and inspiration from each other as we stumble through this parenting process together. You will find all the instruction, encouragement and resources you need right here at The Greatest Mission Trip You'll Ever Take to help you be the most effective witness to your child that God would have you be. Look around and come back often. Let's learn together.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Sweet 16 Album

My baby girl is turning sixteen. Her birthday is actually on Monday, the 3rd, but today she's having her party with some of her lovely friends, so I thought I would capture some of who she is in pictures.

She was always a curious girl, spying on the neighbors...

... helping mom in the kitchen...

... making friends wherever she went.

She absolutely loves, loves, LOVES to read and write. She reads so much that I sometimes worry about her eyes, until she reminds me that it's all MY fault that she loves to read so much (I guess I shouldn't have made the public library such a special place). And those of you who have been following know she has a way with words.

She's already developing quite the mothering skills. Her 65-lb hunk of furry love named Coffee loves to nuzzle his way onto her lap, leaves his toys lying around, and tries his darnedest to get away with trouble by putting his best Odie face on. She doesn't always fall for it, but sometimes she does.

Mostly, I have grown to admire her Christian character. She made her profession of faith when she was ten, but a commitment to follow Christ when she was thirteen. And nothing makes her father and I more proud than to know she walks with the Lord. Not accomplishments, not talent (and she has a boatload of it), not which college she picks, not how popular she is, nothing.

She is the kind of daughter that makes other parents envious. And I'm so proud to be her mom.

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

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lynnmosher said...

Oh, how sweet! What a cutie...both of you! Tell Rachel happy birthday for me.

I wanted to leave you a note and tell you how sweet you are to take time to read my blog and leave me a comment. I deeply appreciate it.

You are the second person to mention In His Steps to me, though it concerned another post. I used to have several copies of that book but I don't remember if I ever read it. I'll have to dig it out and read it! Thanks so much. Blessings to you...Lynn

Rachel Ann said...

Stopping by via BATW...I'm definitely going to point my sister to your blog...she has 3 kids still at home that need some extra attention in the Christlike walk we should all be walking.

Happy Birthday to your daughter (she has a GREAT name!).