We have had such a fun time celebrating your 10th birthday this past week. I know it must seem like daily you are having to step aside for someone younger or follow behind someone older than yourself. It was such a pleasure to have a day just for YOU. We did whatever you wanted to do, ate whatever you wanted to eat and just had the best time celebrating your special day.
Is it really true that you are now 10? How can this be that my bright eyed, fun haired girl has grown into a young lady so quickly? Oh, how I love being your mom and seeing you along every step of the way. You are a joy to my heart, Miriam, and to all who know you.
At breakfast we sat around eating pancakes and sharing about what we love about you. Here are the things that we mentioned. I wanted to write them down so that you would always be able to remember how much we adore you.
Joseph: Miriam is a good basketball player and teaches me how to dribble and guard and shoot.
Lydia: She is always open to other people's ideas and willing to try to do it their way before her way. I like that about her.
Elizabeth: Miriam always helps me and talks to me in our room at night. When I don't understand something I know that Miriam will show me. I need her.
Hannah: Miriam is almost always in a good mood. She is joyful.
John: (We couldn't really understand him, but I'm sure it was very nice:)
Rebekah: She's my big sister and I love her. She shares her room with me.
Mom: Miriam doesn't complain or act inconvenienced when asked to do something or when things seem hard. She sets her mind to it and does it with a happy heart.
Miriam, I am really excited to see all the God has in store for you in these next 10 years of growing up! What will you do? What will you achieve? What will you enjoy? How will God use your strengths and teach you through your weaknesses?
There is so much more life to be lived may you, dear daughter, live it well.
Happy Birthday, Miriam.
Loving you always,