Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday Sadie!


Two years ago today (April 10th), we got to welcome a new baby to our family....Sadie.  She is full of energy and keeps us going each day with smiles, kisses, her funny ways, her determination, being feisty, love, and so much more.  This little girl lives up to the meaning of her name which is Beautiful, Princess, Little, Blessed.  This picture was taken by my friend Katie Reid with Imprints Photography.  I love it because it shows Sadie when she's upset & doesn't get her way how she reacts.  Thought I'd also share the 2 minute video that we shared at her baby dedication.

video
When people ask the ages of our kids and hear the span of about 5 1/2 years between Morgan & Sadie they sometimes ask if she was planned, a surprise, or well you get the idea.  To be honest, we were content with the size of our family that God had blessed us with BUT (and it matters where you put your but, lol) God knew that we needed 1 more little girl.  We even had three beds in the girls' bedroom with only 2 being used so there was already space for her.  This girl could not for one second be a surprise to God.  Nor could she be unplanned or an  oops.  God has a planned purpose for her and as her parents, Adam & I pray that we guide her path to what God has in store for her.  She is quite unique and though we struggle guiding her willfulness at times, I appreciate those qualities because when directed in the right way, she will SHINE for JESUS and her willfulness will be a strength when she's following God's plan!

Psalm 139:13-14

New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.


Here is the blessing prayer that I wrote and Adam prayed over Sadie and the kids & I, our family, and our church family agreed in prayer at her baby dedication when she was 5 1/2 months old. It still holds true for what we desire for her today.

Blessing Prayer for Sadie Kieran

Dear Heavenly Father,
We come before you humbly & with thankful & grateful hearts for blessing our family & home with Sadie. She is so smiley & a delight to us & others we encounter.  We thank you for the smiles, the sweet babbling, the laughter, the love she brings to us, & even the occasional tears.  We ask that she continues to shine her light for you, that when she is old enough & understands enough in her heart, she will make the choice to accept your son & live her life for you God.  Help us as her parents to guide the path you have for her. Help us to navigate life’s bumps & turns with grace, love, joy, & patience, & do it according to your word.  Help us to cultivate in her, a love for you, as well as a love for others. Please reveal her gifts & talents to us & to Sadie so we may use your word as a blueprint to grow & develop them to expand & further your kingdom.  We are honored you have put your Beautiful Princess in our care while she is here on Earth.  Please help her to always see the truth you bring to her life.  Help her to own her faith so that when she leaves our home, she will completely and wholeheartedly trust you & continue following you despite what others say or what she encounters.  Help us to pass on positive character qualities & attributes to her.  And for the not so good ones that we unintentionally model or pass to her, we ask for grace & forgiveness as you help her to work through them.  Help us to lead by example, even when it’s not easy. You have entrusted us with a wonderful gift in this Little girl who has been a HUGE blessing in so many ways while she was growing for 9 months and for the 5 ½ months she has been in our home, just like her name means, Little & Blessed. We give her to you Lord, she is your child, your princess. Thank you so much for knowing we needed her in our lives, even when we didn't.  We pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen   

This was supposed to post on Thursday last week.

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