Today Addison is 2 years old. She is a vibrant lover of life, a joy spreader with a contagious smile, a hugger, and a child with a playful personality. She is creative and imaginative. She is an explorer and a little nurturer.
And this week we celebrated all the things that she is - she loves life and those that love her get to share in that with her. Her birthday is a day to cheer that. We planned her party together for weeks, months maybe. She loves Veggie Tales so that was our theme. She helped me plant tomatos and cucumbers for party favors. She recounted her guest list for me the days before "my party day." She was excited and not for the presents; I'm not even sure that she knew gifts were part of the deal. She was excited because it was about her. We were celebrating Addy! We sang, "Happy Birthday to you" at least half a donzen times - and once it was even sung by the musican at the resturant!
Life is valuable, a gift.
I want her to remember that she is amazing. That she is worth the fuss of party planning. She was born with a destiny and a purpose, born to taste the grapes, to be a mountian mover and a lion slayer. One who can do all things through Christ who strengthens her.
Once a year we set aside a day to remember and remind her, that she is a gift - an absoutly amazing treasure!