so beautiful

I found this prayer for a daughter on this amazing blog. So beautiful ~ I want to frame for Adelaide's room....

a prayer for a daughter

Father who breathed into this daughter…

I pray for this girl being formed into eternity….

May the wind always be in her hair

May the sky always be wide with hope above her

And may all the hills be an exhilaration

the trials but a trail,

all the stones but stairs to God.

God, clothe this girl in a gown of grace

Grace, the only dress that makes beautiful,

the style of Your spirit.

Nourish her on the comfort food of the Word,

Word, that makes her crave more of Christ,

have hunger pangs for Him.

Enclose her in communion with You

You, Love who makes her love, who folds her heart into a roof

that absorbs storms for souls,

that makes her tongue speak only the words that make souls stronger.

May her vocation in this world simply be translation

Translating every enemy into esteemed guest

Translating every countenance into the face of Christ

Translating every burden into blessing

When it’s hard to be patient… make her willing to suffer

When it’s ridiculous to be thankful … make her see all is grace

When it’s radical to forgive … make her live the foundation of our faith

And when it’s time to work… make her a holy wonder.

May she be bread and feed many with her life and her laughter

May she be thread and mend brokeness and knit hearts

May she be dead to all ladders & never go higher , only lower, to the lonely, the least & the longing

Her led of the Spirit to lead many to the Cross

that leads to the tomb wildly empty.

Oh, and raise me, Lord, from the deadness of my own sins to love this beautiful girl like You do…

In the name of Christ who rose

and appeared first

to one of His daughters…



my little peacock :)

I got to take Adelaide to Halloween at my office last night...she was quite the busy body prancing around in her costume and had a blast :)






Adelaide Iris: Age 1

Shortly after she turned 11 months, she took off walking and now she’s a full fledged runner! She is keeping me Very busy as she is into EVERYTHING! Following in her daddy’s footsteps, she is ever so inquisitive and points at everything and says ‘dis?’ (Brad’s first word was a complete sentence he loves to point out…’wassat?’ (what’s that?))…her little pointer finger is just the cutest pointing at everything and asking what it is.  She likes to sit and look through books, but rarely has the time for me to hold her and read to her. I think she’s grown a foot in the past month too! I cannot believe how tall she is! Her hair has gotten so blond and she has the nicest little tan from  being outside with zia every day this summer.  She started doing this thing to let me know she’s hungry – I think she picked it up at Zia’s house – but she’ll suck in her cheeks and make her lips smack together to let you know she’s hungry. It’s ridiculous and totally adorable. At her year appointment she is now 31.5” tall and 24.6lbs. She finally is on the charts for weight, but still off the charts for height. She now says 'more', 'cheese' and 'brr'. She learned the sign language for cheese & more, but gets them a little mixed up and then just starts clapping.  One of her 1 year molars sprouted which explains the frequent night waking these past few weeks (after she was finally back to sleeping through the night! - not fun for either of us). She was dedicated at church this month and the following weekend we had her birthday party. Although she wasn't all too interested in opening the gifts (all of her cousins were a great help though!), she loves playing with all her new toys! She has the sweetest little personality and I pray that I always take the time to be patient with her and that time won’t go too quickly. I cannot believe how fast this first year of her life went and could never imagine my life without her.

not too happy about her 1 year photoshoot

playing peekaboo with nannie - got a little confused between her eyes & ears
the birthday girl!

so fancy for her party!