A Birthday Prayer for My 11-year-old

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Eleven years ago today, our world changed forever. It was just after midnight on Good Friday that our second daughter was placed in our arms. We had no idea what an adventure life with her would be.

So, today, on her 11th birthday, I wanted to share with you my prayer for her.

A Birthday Prayer for My 11-year-old

Sweet child of mine, here you stand on in the in-between, not yet a teen, yet not still a child. Middle school looms ahead of you next year. You're getting ready to cross from the days of childhood into the days of young womanhood. As you do, these are the things I pray for you.

May you never lose your sense of adventure.

May you always remember that no matter how steep the mountain, God is always with you.

May you always know you are loved.

May you never lose the attitude that you don't have to be like everyone else.

May you always follow the path God has laid out for you.

When things get tough, may you always seek God's guidance and comfort.

May you always know that home is a safe place. We'll always be here with love, hugs and advice.

May you never outgrow your desire to pull for the underdog.

May you continue to learn to be a leader.

May you never lose the toughness that makes you stand strong under difficult circumstances.

May you always look on those around you with compassion and love.

May you learn from your defeats and cherish your victories.

May you always make loving God and loving others your to priorities.

Precious child of mine, you have grown so much in the past year. I know there are so many more adventures to come. We can't wait to see where they take you.