Monday, December 1, 2008
Happy 10th Birthday Pumpkin Pie
Today is a special day for you and me. Ten years ago today you entered our blessed family. You came into this world with a loud southern belle scream, peach fuzz colored in bright red hair, the longest toes and fingers we had ever seen and a hallway full of family to greet you. Many of those family members are no longer with us, but on your debut day they were there and ready to shower you with love. I can remember very clearly how excited your Pappaw Overcash was to see you. Pappaw had red hair (when he had hair) and he was so happy to see a grandbaby take after him. The Lord knew that Pappaw would only be with us a short while after your birth, so He made the best of the time we had together. Pappaw had a special place for you in his heart and you share so many qualities with him, I think its God's way of letting Pappaw's memory live on through you.
As I sit back and think of what a blessing you are to our family I can't help but think of your sweet spirit. Always caring for others, caring for your siblings, especially your brother. :) You have such a giving heart, always wanting others to feel a part of things, always thinking of others first and your giving spirit. You always seem to find a way to give or give up something that you have wanted in order for someone else to be blessed. God is working a good work in you. I pray that you always have this sweet spirit and that you trust in God for all things. As your mom I look back and see how I have made one mistake after another, but God is so gracious to us both because He will forgive me and help me to do better and you forgive me and never look back at my sin. I love you my Pumpkin Pie! You will always be Mommy's Girl, no matter your age.
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. Psalm 49:3
Your name means one of understanding and it fits you perfectly!! You are understanding of everyone, especially your mommy. Thank you for being you. May the Lord bless you richly in your future and may you always keep your understanding and gentle spirit. I love you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUMPKIN!!