IMG_2504  Is she really seven? That's what I keep trying to tell myself. Has it really been seven years since she came into our world?

I was so nervous to have a girl.  I'm not exactly the sterotypical female and I never was really a "girlie" girl. What if she really likes pink and frills and sparkles? Well, God has a sense of humor. Sydney is ALL that and more! 

I prayed that God would give us a sweet, loving, compassionate daughter...and HE answered. For those who know Sydney, she has the kindest heart. She seeks out to help those that are hurting. We saw her this year show that kindness to a girl in her class that was being made fun of a little bit. Sydney stuck with her like glue till it all worked out. She writes cards to people on her own and is so nurting to her little brother...he would say a little TOO nurturing to him.

I see glimpses of the compassionate heart of God through Sydney. I have learned so much from watching her and seeing the innocent and non-assuming way she cares for others. I'm so proud of her, but more importantly, I see the light of God's love in her life.

Happy Birthday, Sissie...

Colossians 3:12..."So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;"