Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday, Mikaela!!

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above...." (James 1:17)

Happy 7th Birthday, Mikaela!!

How can it be that 7 years has passed since we welcomed you into this world? It seems like only yesterday, we were eagerly awaiting your arrival.  Anticipating nervously and excitedly. Not knowing how I could actually be watching my first baby have her first baby. Not really knowing what it would be like to become a grandparent. Not fully understanding how I would feel once you were born.

And then there you were. You emerged and I was in love. Instantly...Fully... Wonderously in love with a 7 pound 10 ounce little bundle of sweetness. An angelic, precious, beautiful baby girl. I could barely comprehend what had taken place.

You had just initiated me into the awesome world of being a grandparent. A world that I never dreamed would be so amazing and rewarding. I was thrust into "Nanahood" and never has there been a more perfect fit. I think I was born to be a grandmother! Thank you, Mikaela for that.

You have grown from a tiny little baby into an amazing young girl. You have the sweetest little spirit. You love people. You are a giver, even at such a young age. You have a heart that just shines for Jesus! You gave Him your heart 5 months ago. I give God all the Glory for that!

Your smile lights up the room. Your giggle is like music to my ears. I love to hear you sing for the Lord. I love to see you care for your little brother and sister. I love how you help your mommy because you love her so. I love to hear you tell your daddy you love him. I love your hugs and kisses. I love you.

Mikaela - You have brightened up my very existence. You have made me and your Papa so proud! We love you. We cherish you.  We are proud to have you call us Nana and Papa.

Happy 7th Birthday, my little Ladybug!

Her proud and very blessed parents - Megan and Rod.

Little brother Eli and baby sister Mercie

Her cousins Bryton and Sawyer were surprise guests. They arrived from Colorado without telling anyone they were coming! This Nana was overjoyed!

God has certainly blessed me. I give Him all the praise and honor due Him.



Misty said...

Happy birthday, sweet Mikaela! What a wonderful post...God is good! :)

Heart2Heart said...


What a wonderful surprise to receive just in time for Thanksgiving. I hope you can really enjoy all the love and laughter over this next week.

Please pass along Birthday blessings to Mikaela!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Loren said...


Happy Birthday to your precious little Mikaela! She is a doll and I am sooo excited you have your family around you this week :) What a gift the Lord has blessed you with....First Melissa, now your Colorado family has surprised you ~ PRAISE YOU LORD for blessing my friend and your daughter Beth....

I love you friend and am so very thankful for you!

Nancy M. said...

Happy Birthday Mikaela!!!

She's a beautiful little girl! All of your grandchildren are beautiful! You are very blessed!

Sassy Granny ... said...

There's nothing quite like a grandmother's heart to recognize & memorialize such precious milestones. No wonder you're blessed!

What a beautiful batch of babies you've collected. God is so good!


Yolanda said...

Mikaela, HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY! What kind of cake did Grandma make you?

Love ya Miss Beth......

Liesa said...

Awww, great pictures. Happy Birthday Mikaela! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mikaela!May you be blessed with many more :)

Beth, thank you for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nana Jul said...

Wow!! Quite a beautiful surprise, for a beautiful Nana! Happy birthday Mikaela! Glory!! Isn't the Lord just awesome like that! Soak it in!!

christy rose said...

Aww! What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!!!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Mikaela! What a beautiful family you have been blessed with!

...and Happy Thanksgiving to you!