Tuesday, December 11, 2007



My dear, sweet Ronsi Ponsi....from before you even made your first appearance in this world you were teaching us things. A visit to the hospital in the beginning days of my pregnancy, taught us to wait on the Lord and take nothing for granted, as a nurse prepared me for the possiblility that I had miscarried you. Your early arrival into this world taught us the value of friends who could take me to the hospital and stay with your big sister at a moments notice, while Jamie rushed home from a basketball game in Long Island to be there in time. Your teensy tiny 5 lbs., 13 oz. frame taught us about an amazing God who had carefully formed each precious finger and each precious toe. And now, as five years of your life have passed, You have taught us joy through your infectious one dimple smile and uncontrollable laughter. You have taught us that a hug (especially a Ronsi leg hug) really can make everything feel so much better and raise your endorphins all in one shot. You have taught us of an insanely creative God as you brought us into a whole new world that is uniquely you--filled with mgiraffes, princesses, horses and puppy dogs and more made up words than I can recount. We have watched you grow from a tiny baby into a soccer "sort of" playing, scooter riding, cartoon watching, skip-bo winning, junk food loving big sister--all done in your own way with a confidence in who God has made YOU to be. You captured your Dad and I's heart a long time ago and capture more and more hearts by the day. Happy 5th Birthday Sweet Isabelle! We love you!

6 comments:

Chuck said...

Happy Birthday Ponsi!!

Full of JOY said...

oh geez. talk about chills and tears. i love that lil girl.

Chaz & Kari Dull said...

She sounds like a very special girl!!!

Phil said...

Happy Birthday sweet granddaughter!! Grandpa Phil

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Ronsi! It was so nice to talk to you yesterday, you sound so grown up. Hope you had fun at the MOA and going on rides!

Tara said...

I was thinking of her all day on the 11'th, but had no internet and was doing so much running around I didn't get to call with the kids to sing. =( Hope it was a great day!!! Can't wait to see the kiddo and all of you in a couple of weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!