Happy 4th birthday my sweet girl!
It’s a beautiful day today – warm and sunny, my favorite kind of day. I miss you very much, but when I look up at the bright blue sky and think about what it must be like for you in Heaven, that makes me smile.
I want you to know that even though sometimes I get sad, I also feel happy on your birthday.
I feel happy because you are my daughter and this is a special day to think about you (even though I think about you lots of other times too!). I feel happy because I know you are happy, living in the most perfect place. And I feel happy because someday I will see you again.
Not too long ago I finished reading some of my favorite books called the Chronicles of Narnia. They were written by C.S. Lewis (have you met him?!) and if you were here with us I would definitely read them to you.
The ending makes me think about what it will be like when we meet again in Heaven…
All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
Isn’t that wonderful, Faith? It brings the good kind of tears to my eyes.
I wish I could hug you and kiss you today on your birthday (and every other day too!) but I know I will get to hug you and kiss you again. And when that day comes it will be just the beginning of our forever together.
I hope you know, my little girl, how much you are loved and how thankful your Daddy and I are to call you ours. God had a special plan for you and I’m glad His plan included us. He takes care of us always, just as He takes care of you. We love you and miss you and look forward to the day when we see you again.
Happy birthday my sweet Faith!