My Sweet Emilie,
I cannot believe it has been 10 years already! 10 years since you surprised us with your arrival. 10 years since you took hold of our hearts. 10 years since we were taken by your beauty, and by God's overwhelming goodness in giving you to us. It goes too fast.
Emilie you are a delight. I admire you my sweet girl. I admire the person you are; you are tender, compassionate, kind, and generous. You are outgoing, engaging, and ready for adventure.
I love that you are a girl who can play dress up one moment, and help lay a brick patio the next!
You impress me.
You see people with the eyes of God, always seeing beauty in others. Oh how I love your gift of hospitality, and the way you love people out loud!
I admire how you choose to be gracious. I am in awe at the way you seek truth and understanding.
Thank you for the ways you are intentional as a sister, daughter, and friend.
I learn so much from you Emilie.
When I grow up I want to be like you.
"I can see the fingerprints of God when I look at you.
I can see the fingerprints of God, and I know it's true,
Your a masterpiece that all creation quietly applauds,
And your covered with the fingerprints of God. "
Steven Curtis Chapman