Friday, September 20, 2013

SHE (on her 9th birthday)

Today is my daughter's birthday, 
so I was excited to see 
had chosen the word "She"! 
Linking up...

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She was prayed for as she developed in my womb,
for health became an issue for me
and grief was my companion for a sister lost.

She was 5 pounds and 8 ounces small,
and 17 days early, 
and we were unprepared.

She was lovely.

She's a doting big sister,
a caring friend, 
a sensitive extrovert.

She is turning 9 today.
Growing in loveliness
and creativity
and confidence.

She reads...a lot.
She is curious
and a leader.

We still pray for her
as she develops not in the womb of my body
but the incubator of our home.

She will continue to be a joy in our life, 
not matter what comes.
But we pray 
she will love Jesus passionately, 
trust Him implicitly, 
share Him lovingly.

She will always be our daughter, 

Happy Birthday, Eliana!
We love you....for always!


  1. Lovely! What a special girl, and your words, I'm sure, will be a gift to her.

  2. Sweet and accurate of such a lovely young lady. - Brian H

  3. Oh, first borns have a special place don't they? What a beautiful young lady and what a great tribute to her. Happy Birthday Eliana!

  4. Ok, I think today's Five Minute Friday prompt is determined to leave me in a puddle of tears all day long! I love not only your words but your pictures. (I have two nine-year old granddaughters and I love them dearly.) Eliana is a lovely girl and I pray God's continued blessings on her, the first of which were You. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    God Bless You and Happy Birthday Eliana.

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

  5. Thank you for sharing, Niki. Beautiful!