Today marks the 13th year since we became parents to our daughter Aislyn. I CAN NOT believe that it’s been 13 years since our parenting journey began. Honestly, it’s been more than 13 years – I have always believed that the moment you conceive your little people, that’s when you become a parent. Even at 4 weeks, your mindset shifts and you immediately start to think beyond yourself and make decisions beyond your selfish body.
Before I get carried away and start going on about my own experience as a parent and blah blah blah. Today is Aislyn’s day and this should be about her.
Happy Birthday Aislyn! We are so very proud of you and how beautifully you are developing and growing not only as a human being but as a woman as well.
You are strong, you are creative, you are wise and gently generous to those around you. We are amazed at how God has used you and what He’s doing in your life.
As we witness your growth and change we can’t help ourselves but stand in awe of how amazing you have been and becoming. You consider wisdom and take on what you feel is right for you and also (even more so) what is best for others, even if you’re uncomfortable. It’s beautiful to see that even if you don’t like it, you still do it because you know it’s the right thing to do.
As we journey with you as first time parents to you – we pray that this coming season of “teen” will be one of beautiful exchange. As we learn to be your parents, we pray that you would also learn to be free with us to learn with you.
We love you, we trust you and we pray you choose God’s best plans to shower over you.