Birthdays are a great time to reflect on God's goodness, grace, and mercy! It is with joyful hearts that we provide this letter for the very first birthday of our dear daughter, Tirzah!
What a blessing it is to celebrate your very first birthday! You are so precious and dear to us and it is with great joy that we have welcomed you into our family! God answered our prayers with you as we desperately desired to have more children added to our number.
We already have so many special memories of you. These memories include not only your first year after being born, but also all the days leading up to your birth--starting with the moment that we first learned that the Lord was forming you inside the womb. The time of awaiting your birth was very exciting to us and we praise the Lord for bringing you safely into this world and safely into our loving arms! You are a treasure and watching you grow and learn has been a great privilege. Seeing you smile, listening to you laugh, and watching you develop from being a newborn that was unable to hold her head up to becoming a 1-year-old that can crawl and feed herself has been a great joy. Each stage of your life has been a blessing and we look forward to your future with excitement. We will be training you to be a girl (and later a woman) of virtue and character based on what is taught in the Bible.
On your birthday, we were at a very special conference that was called The Baby Conference in San Antonio, Texas. One of the messages of this conference was that children are a blessing from God and are to be eagerly sought! We wholeheartedly agree with this message and YOU are a blessing, a gift, and a heritage from the Lord. May you ALWAYS view children with this godly perspective. Our prayer for you is that you will know our love for you each day, that you will commit your life to Christ very early in life, and that you will live according to God’s perfect plan communicated to us in Scripture.
We celebrate this very special first birthday with you and we remember the blessing of your birth, we thank God for His very special gift of you, we think about all the wonderful times that we have had with you already, and we anticipate many special memories with you in future coming days!
Happy first birthday, Tirzah! We love you very much!
Daddy and Mama