Friday, September 21, 2007

Birthday Moment

Our only daughter is celebrating her 9th birthday today. Here is a picture of our girl helping me make Pickled Green Tomatoes.
Before she was ever born, I almost lost her. I went to bed to rest, and had a wonderful dream. God showed up in my dream and I knew that all would be well. When I awoke from my nap, I was filled with much hope and peace. We named our precious baby girl Hope Shalom as a reminder of the Lord's goodness and faithfulness.
Hope means confident expectation of good, and Shalom means peace. (If our last baby had been a girl I was going to name her Faith Charise. However, God sent us a boy and Faith just didn't seem to fit. We named him Seth, which means appointed one. I figured God knew we already had 3 boys and only 1 girl, but he appointed Seth into our family anyway)!
We will be having a family celebration this evening, and of course we included one of her little friends to join in the fun. She had the funniest birthday request I have ever heard. My husband said, "Only a girl child would come up with that! We have a little trailer that hooks on the lawnmower to use as a little cart for odd jobs. Hope suggested that her brother's make her a float using the cart, and pull her around on the evening of her birthday!! She thought that would be a fun moment in time, and it would make a great birthday present. If this gift comes to pass, I will be sure to post pictures later, but don't hold your breath!!!
grace and peace,


TNfarmgirl said...

Hi Hope!

Happy Birthday sweetie!! Tell those boys that Miss Cheri said BUILD THAT FLOAT!!!!

Dreamer said...

What a beautiful daughter. I love her idea of a birthday float. She should wear a tiara and carry a bouquet of momma's flowers. :)

We named our second daughter Faith. And we considered naming her Hope.

TnFullQuiver said...

I like your added ideas and I know Hope would love a tiara!!!

I love the name Faith. I think it is just beautiful!