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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Graduate

They did not believe that you could do it, but they gave you a chance and you rose above! You have been prayed for and encouraged. The Lord has strengthened you and you have matured and grown beyond what we expected!

My prayer for you this year has been two fold. Every day we would pray Isaiah 54:13 over you in the car. "All your sons will be taught by the Lord and great will be your children's peace." Knowing that you struggle with learning and anxiousness about things made this scripture so personal to our family. We knew that if the Lord could be your teacher then you WOULD understand. We also knew that if He would be your peace then you would not feel anxious.



"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54:10

My other prayer has been that you would be brave. The wonderful thing about this prayer was that every time you tried something new, that scared you at first, you would recognize that God was answering prayer in your life because you would be brave and try it anyway! I am so encouraged that you are seeing the hand of God in your life and I am so thankful that He is beginning to reveal Himself to you!


The Lord has been so faithful to bring friends and fun into your life through a Christian school. We have been so blessed to see you grow in your knowledge of the Bible and it's truths. Your ability to read and do so many other things has really improved this year. You have become more confident in who you are as a person and as a student.


Though this year has not been a breeze, your teachers have hung in there with you! You sometimes baffle us with behaviors that we don't understand, but you woke up the next day ready to go, and try, and learn again! And your teachers have done the same!

Your beauty is amazing and you always have compassion for others. I sometimes wonder if you, somehow, realize the compassion of God on your life and that's why you have so much compassion for others. Your ability to reach out to others that are sad or hurting is really a challenge to me to want to stop and love on those who need a hug.
As you prepared to walk across the stage you gave us such a big smile. To see you up there singing God's praises with those that love you brought tears to my eyes. I am not sad. I am filled with love, excitement and pride! The Lord is doing a work in you that I see more and more of every day. I can not imagine what He has in store for you as you continue to walk this road.

He is already preparing the way in first grade, sweet girl! You do not realize all that He has orchestrated so that you might remain in His house to learn. You have become my Samuel. I dedicated you to the Lord when you were 9 months old and I can not take you back!

1 Samuel 1:27 "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now, I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord."

I love you Caroline! There are not words to tell you how I really feel. This road has been hard, but I would walk it 100 times over with and for you.

I am praying for you my sweet, sweet girl. Bless the Lord! Bless His matchless and amazing name! He is worthy!

6 comments:

JenB said...

How sweet! She's so big! Congratulations Caroline!! So proud of you!

Valarie said...

Oh my word! Someone pass me a tissue!! ;-) The Lord is faithful girl!

Congrats Liney! You are AWESOME and the Lord has something BIG for you, sweet girl. I love you and I'm so proud of you!!

I love you too Melissa. Keep on prayin' girl and call me anytime you need talked off the ledge! hahaha
V

Faith said...

Wow! I still just can't believe it! I remember holding that little mug as an infant! How has the time gone by so quick???
I had tears in my eyes reading this. Liney, we love you and are SO proud of you!!! You have worked so hard and learned so much this year. You are now a first grader!!! Way to go girlfriend!!!!
God is faithful, isn't He? He is SO good!

Nicki said...

That is so sweet!! It brought tears to my eyes...."I'd walk this road a hundred more times with you"....that is truly what it means to be a momma!! I'm so happy she made it through! Way to go Caroline!!

Amy E. said...

Well, I think you've made us all cry. This was a simply beautiful post. :)

Heather said...

Hi Melissa! My little one turned three today, and had his last day of preschool for the year. Milestones all around! Your daughter is beautiful, on the inside and out, I can see! I love the verses you have prayed over her. This post blessed me all over- thank you! Here's a toast for you for today: (with a big ol' Dr Pepper, of course!) "Thanks be to God for ALL his indescribable gifts...we are not worthy, but we are so amazingly thankful!"