Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, February 17, 2012

Faith's Day

Today my youngest child is 10. Big sigh.

That means that it has been 10 years since we had a newborn in the house. I know we all say this, but it really does seem like yesterday. How can 10 years fly like that?

I hadn't planned a post today, but as I was mixing up pancake batter I thought maybe I would share with you "Faith's Day."

For those of you, like me, who are older children among your siblings, I will tell you Faith is the epitome of the "spoiled" youngest child. My youngest child before Faith is 15. He goes to high school and Faith is at home all day. He's the third boy and she is the only girl. You get the picture. I would love to have spent the kind of today Faith will have with all of my children, but it just couldn't happen just exactly like this. C'est la vie.

Wakey wakey eggs and bakey, here she is all blurry eyed but happy that today is her birthday.

Buttermilk pancakes in the works.

Meanwhile, she opened a gift from her Godfather that came in the mail a couple days ago. 

Breakfast served, and she is listening to When Will My Life Begin? on her iPod lamp/speaker.

More later, hopefully with clothes on and hair brushed. Now we're doing math.


  1. Hope you both have a wonderful day together! :) Rosemary

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday Dear Sweet Faith! I love you!

    Barbara, My Elizabeth is 5 years younger than my second son, so I know just where you're coming from and just think...in 10 more very short years Miss Faith will be in college. Have a wonderful day and weekend! Hugs! :)

  3. Happy 10th Birthday, Faith! I will share these photos with {A} later on. She will be so happy to "see" you on your birthday =) But right now, she has to finish her math!

  4. Welcome to double digits!!

    Happy birthday, God bless you sweet Faith!

    Have a fun day together!

  5. Happy Birthday, Faith! Hope you have a glorious day!

    That's it... I'm not blinking anymore! That's all it takes is one blink and then they are that big! No more blinking!

  6. What a fantastic way to spend a birthday -- these are the things she'll remember when she's older, you know.

    Happy 10th birthday, Faith, from a whole gang of people you don't know in PA! ;-) God bless you!

  7. Happy birthday, Faith! We've got a 6-year gap here between Middle Sister and Little Brother so I know EXACTLY what you're talking about.

    Hope you both have a SUPER day!

  8. happy birthday Faith!!!! 10 is a HUGE deal in our house because that's the birthday a military child finally is permitted a military ID card! (Kinda like a driver's license but it means they can finally buy a soda at the military store without mom and dad having to do it for them) It's a huge deal! CONGRATS to you!!!!! And enjoy your trip!! :) :) :)


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