Happy Birthday, Rachel!


This 7 year old will be the star tomorrow.

Someone pointed out that we have a Pi girl and a Star Wars girl: Janneke was born on March 14 (3.14),  and Rachel was born on May 4 (may the fourth be with you).

However you want to put it, all of us are unique, and tomorrow we celebrate our Rachel.  Made in His image, she brings us joy, and we give thanks for her seven years of life.

As hard as it is for us in our hearts to plan her party, knowing she can't tell us if she likes the balloons or what kind of cake topping is her favourite, we know it is a day to celebrate.  We are so thankful for big sisters who like planning parties and want to make her day special.

Happy Birthday, kiddo.


bedtime stories with Dad, circa 2006