Today my sweet daughter Faith celebrates her 16th birthday. I can't believe it's gone this quickly....wasn't it just last week that she was a pudgy baby with rosy cheeks, laughing at her big brother? Or a toddler with long dark curls, carrying a kitten in her arms as a huge smile lit her face? Now she's a beautiful young woman.
Fortunately, my girl is more than just a pretty face. Faith has a strength of character that many adults can only dream of, and convictions that aren't shaken by the whims of those around her. She's practical, responsible and focused, but has a great sense of humor and a laugh that is absolutely contagious. And she is talented - her dream is to become an artist, probably doing anime-type work, and she's already good. Really good.
As you can tell, I'm very proud of my girl. When I had Luke, my first-born, I remember thinking that I wouldn't care if all I ever had was boys. I'm so glad God didn't listen to me, because I can't imagine not having my daughter. She is such a joy, words don't begin to cover it. Happy birthday, honey. I love you.