i like you.
i like that you are tender, compassionate, and love people out loud. you are intentional about relationships, the words you use, about details.
i watch how you bless people- i see the way you delight in and love others (especially your sister and brother). i ABSOLUTELY LOVE that about you!!
i wish i had your energy, diligence, motivation, and enthusiasm to attempt new things.
your so brave.
you are so pretty, but even more you are beautiful with the type of beauty that comes from the inside and causes you to be radiant on the outside!
i've loved watching you be intentional about Jesus. i see you growing in your own relationship with him. i see you seeking his face and his heart.
i think about when you were born 11 years ago (7 weeks early). i'm reminded of that scary week in the hospital with our premature baby. at one point daddy and i were told how your heart was beating rapidly, and that your breathing needed to regulate. we stepped out of the nicu and stepped into the throne room to pray, and there we laid our request before our Father. we asked for him to place your head on his chest, that you would listen to the rhythm of his heart, that your heartbeat would beat with his heartbeat. moments later we returned to the nicu and were told that your heartbeat and breathing had regulated. our response to the nurses was, "i know."
emilie, your heart still beats with his heartbeat (tears).
you live to the beat of his heart.
you inspire me.
i love you my sweet emilie.