Thursday, October 18, 2007



Of all of life's many blessings, a child has to be one of the greatest. One year ago today my life was once again changed forever. Macie Virginia captured our hearts from her very first breath. She was named after Jamie's adopted grandmother, Virginia Grandstaff, who was affectionately called "Ginny" and was one of the sweetest most pleasant women that I have ever known. On several occasions during this first year of Macie's life, Jamie and I have commented that her name suits her and Ginny would just love her. Macie is so pleasant, so playful, so happy. She brings joy. She brings laughter. She brings me to a deeper sense of awe of God's creativity in designing each person so uniquely. She creates in me a greater love for my Heavenly Father who so richly poured out His blessing when He put her in our life. I was trying to think of something clever or funny to write about the Mace and all her funny ways, but the truth is nothing came except an overwhelming sense of thankfulness to God for her. Happy Birthday my precious, pleasant, pudgy =) Macie!

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with JOY! Psalm 126:3

6 comments:

Fresh Footprints said...

Ahhhh... I love seeing pictures of her and can't wait to see the cake plunge tonight! Thanks for allowing us to be part of your family's life!

Chaz & Kari Dull said...

how absolutely special is that!! Your little Macie is ADORABLE and I can tell from your writing that you feel blessed by having her in your life! I love it!!

Tara said...

How is it possible you have this little person in your family and I don't even know her??!! I love the updated pics...haven't seen her in a while.

Happy Birthday, Macie!

(By the way, lately Jake has been consistently saying that he'll marry Isabelle. Don't know where it came from, but I'm glad she's still part of his life, somehow!)

Chuck said...

Happy Birthday Mace! Hope you're getting ready for some cake tonight!

Beth said...

What a beautiful little angel, but of course I know you are aware of this. I can't believe shes one, those pictures made me tear up. I had a great afternoon today, it was great to see you and the girls, the only bad thing now is that I miss you all again already! We cannot let that much time pass again before we see each other! Happy Birthday Macie! Have fun with your Dora riding toy :)

Full of JOY said...

i totally just got teary-eyed. i love mace so much...

can't WAIT for the party!!! and can't wait to hug and squeeze and kiss her... :)