Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Leah is 9!

This girl is 9 today! We've watched her change and grow over the years, but this year has brought some fun changes that have been special to me. She still loves to read, still loves soccer and to compete, but this year we've seen her heart do some changing. She has softened in a very special way and it's so fun to watch! She's always loved her brothers, but watching her care for Brady and comfort him is precious. She puts him to bed and changes his diaper when we have a sitter. She cuddles him when he wakes up and when he gets hurt. I accidentally bumped his head a few days ago and he wouldn't let me comfort him. Only Leah! She likes helping me cook and helps clear the table and wash dishes. She's exploring thoughts on what it means to serve her Daddy and brothers, and wrestle with allowing Daddy and Logan serve her, even though she can do the things they're helping her with. 
 I see The Lord changing her heart and I pray she will choose Him early. 
 I feel so proud and excited to have a daughter that I hope will someday call me friend. We love to shop together, and she asks for special girl days. I wasn't the girl who dreamed of dressing a baby girl in frills. I dreamed of having a creative, motherly, tough girl that I'd love spending time with...she is all those things and even looks great in bows! 
 We love you Leah Beth! Happy 9th birthday! 


  1. This is so beautifully put, Amy, it brought tears to my eyes! Happy birthday precious Leah!

  2. She reminds me a lot of Maida!!! ((I'm just now catching up on your blog....years of time has passed since I have read a blog post of anyone! I love your family and I'm so glad to read about your recent happenings!))