My little Stormie, {happy days}, my sweet

I am a WEEK late posting your birthday blog.  But…I gave you Wryder for your birthday.  :)

Well, actually Stefane and Wrex gave you Wryder and Stefane was the one who REALLY gave you Wryder, but I was there at the time and so happy he arrived to celebrate your birth – April 15 is now a wonderful day {x} two.  Take that, IRS!

In rather a similar year, you were born in a Sioux City spring – one that had been hot already and nice and included play days for your siblings in the wading pool, but then: pow!  A big wintry blast from the north caused an ice storm and that is when you decided to arrive.

Job 30.22 You lift me up on the wind; you make me ride on it, and you have dissolved me in the roar of the storm.

And though advisories were issued saying no one should be out on the roads unless absolutely necessary, you were in every way, {absolutely necessary} and so worth any and every possible risk (even though we only had to drive 3 blocks so it wasn’t wholly challenging for us – but had it been, we’d have taken it!).  You have been a joy every single day of your life.

Proverbs 10. 25 When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away…

I love the baby you were, the chubby little recipient of the love of three sisters and a big brother.  As a little girl, your heart couldn’t have been sweeter (“Be-member, mommy, we like to shnuggle“).  As a young woman, you are admirable and lovely in all possible ways.  You are a loving sister and auntie, everyone in the family will agree, a servant among the saints and an honoring daughter to your father and me.

And on that, I must wholeheartedly call down the covenant  blessing of the LORD upon you, for the honoring, because the fifth commandment comes with a promise {reward} and I agree with the Word of God in Ephesians 6

“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.”

May you live long and may it go very {very} well for you, my sweet.

I pray you’ll find true, lasting (and wildly intoxicating} love and have a fabulous wedding outshone only by the madly devoted and playful romance of a marriage that lasts with zealous passion forever.  I cannot wait for you to be fruitful, filling the earth with talented and godly children, creative little bebes who are the joy and delight of their aged grandparents {hint, hint}.  May your spirit, soul and body be sanctified through and through by God Himself, the God of Peace. 1 Thess. 5.23-24. I pray you live and reign in the spiritual Kingdom of God, yes – may that go well ~ righteousness/peace/joy in the Holy Ghost!  And in times of tears, may it go well for you and may you know the Comforter intimately.  May it be well with you in being filled when you’re hungry and refreshed when you’re thirsty and I totally think you should inherit the earth (and let’s throw in making your name great in the earth – why not?). Your purity of heart will intensify your ability to see God and I hope all your mercy comes back to you by the truckloads.  May it go well with you, Stormkins – in creativity and design and ideas and use of your talents, in your singing and playing for the worship of the Lord; may it go well in your life in all the tasks and jobs you put your hand to and favor with God and men; I speak the promised well-ness over your property and your resources and your heart to be generous to the poor and the orphan and I pray the dreams I know about and the ones none of have ever heard, but have been heard by heaven, come to pass.  And I pray all this, knowing it is now released into the halls of heaven and will reverbate in your life long after I am gone.  The words are out there, now.  Can’t take them back.  You are BLESSED!  Live long on the earth – live well.

I love you, baby girl.  You were the last because we could not in any way have improved on the five we got.  We had to stop while we were ahead.  You were the completion of the first phase of the family God was building.  And I thank God for you, sweet girl.  Do you know how much you’re in my heart?  Soooooo much.

{love, mom}


5 thoughts on “My little Stormie, {happy days}, my sweet

  1. Beautiful Godly friend… as I read your parents hearts for you… I delighted in my heart
    the same for you…a thousand times…more…blessings Amen.

  2. Happy late, late birthday, Storm:) I guess I already told you so…

    You are my wonderful little sister. While we often smother you with thoughts on what you should do or where you should go or who you should date, etc – know that it’s because there is no one else in this family that we want to protect more than our Storm.

    You have always been the sweet and servant-hearted family member. You are mature and wise and generous in all you do. We want to protect you because we know what a gem you are and we absolutely REFUSE to let anyone treat you as anything less than that.

    I wholeheartedly agree with mom’s blessing over you. I pray that the Lord brings you everything that your heart desires this year and even some things that you didn’t have the good sense to desire;)

    Ryan and I LOVE having you come and stay with us all the time. There’s no one else that could come and go from our home so frequently and still make us feel relaxed and like you belong there.

    I love you so much, sis! You bring our family continual delight and deserve SO much out of life. Praying that the Lord gives it all to you and much much more…

  3. Sitting here bawling, of course.
    You are a treasure to me.
    Your selflessness cannot be matched. You are my baby and I will protect you to my dying day. I love you my Tormlette. Daddy loves you. When I think of you at times I think of that video we have of you just waking up in your crib and coming in to take you out. But you waking up with a smile on your face. And that’s the way I see you now.
    I love you.
    Thank you for all the sacrifice that you make for all of us.
    Thank you for all of your creativity with my books.
    Thank you for being the inspiration for Stormie Lamonica. :) We are going to have so much fun together!
    I love you, Honey.
    Happy Birthday again!!!!!

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