Birthday Girl!

How do we go from this...

How do we go from this…

...to this in only 3 years?

…to this in only 3 years?

Elena has grown up so much this past year. She’s moved internationally, traveled across the ocean three times, driven out west 3 times, and understands two languages. She’s the very definition of extrovert and has never met someone who’s not a friend! In fact, she even asks when she sees someone drive by, “Is that my fwend?” She’s [relatively!] obedient and content and slightly OCD. 🙂

P1020044My big helper – always asking to help cook, do dishes, dust, vacuum, and sort laundry. She’s a great “mama” to her babies and cares, almost to a fault, for her baby brother.

The best part? She’s learning more and more about Jesus and how much her Heavenly Father loves her. She is blessed beyond measure to have a daddy who is showing her through His example Who God is. Hopefully, she will run to Jesus with open arms and trust Him explicitly – like she does with her earthly daddy.

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My dear Sweetpea, my prayer for you is that you come to Jesus early. Daddy loves you a lot — God loves you infinitely more. You are so special, so loved, created for such a big purpose. Come to Jesus, my girl. Live for Him. Let Him lead you. Grow up to be kind, loving, and respectful. Keep being friendly and making peoples’ days with your happy personality – you never know who needed that smile and friendly “hello.” Keep learning; you are so smart and can go so far if you put your mind to it. We love you, Elena Ruth. You were named for your Grandma Ruth Ribble – an amazing, strong woman of God whom you will meet in heaven some day. Ruth in the Bible was a Godly individual who gave up everything she knew to follow the one true God. Follow their examples, baby. Seek God first and the rest of your life will fall into place. Happy Birthday, love! We love you!

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