Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Makenna's SWEET 16!! (October 1st)

I know when we have our first babies everyone tells us, enjoy, it is going to fly by. And we really have no idea what that means. Till all of a sudden that baby is turning 16. And driving. And looking so much less like that little baby girl we held in our arms. 16 and a sophomore in High School. My heart can hardly take it... 

To celebrate on her birthday Mark & I took her to Spaghetti Factory. I was hoping for somewhere exciting, a grown up place on the hill. But she insisted on her favorite place ever, and I guess I should be thankful that she still loves it. 

We had a girls weekend at the lake with some of her friends. I am so thankful for the girls she gets to do life with. Sweet girls who love the Lord and love each other. We had a mall scavenger hunt, lots of food and lots of fun.

You have to feel sorry for the oldest child. Every step of the way we had to learn. When she was born, we were clueless, and to be honest, most days we are still clueless! We don't always do everything right, that is for sure. (not that she EVER reminds us of this!!) But one thing I do know is that we have always given her to the Lord. Since before she was even created and every day since, we have trusted the Lord to guide her. And we have begged him to use us, to lead her to love Him the most. I am proud of this oldest daughter of mine. She has such a heart for the Lord and for China. For art she was asked to draw a picture describing her life. I think this says who she is perfectly.

On November 1st, she was able to get her drivers license. It has been an emotional month for this mama for sure! I am being reminded daily, that she IS God's first! I am so thankful he gave me the joy of being her mom. 

Happy Happy Sweet 16 Makenna Kaylee! We love you so much and we really are proud of you. We pray that God would continue to use you in amazing ways. Thank you for always being you and standing strong in this world. 

1 comment:

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Makenna! Wow, she is looking all grown up!

We ate at Spaghetti Factory on our visit to StL, and it was YUMMY! Good choice, Makenna!