Insights into these Shoes' Soul

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Friday, October 24, 2008

At 6:40 a.m. Debbie gave birth

Oct. 24, 1990 Debbie gave birth to our 2nd child and we named her Dawn.  Today, Dawn turns 18 years old!  She was born in Cayes, Haiti, the first birth of a missionary child in the mission maternity clinic in over 10 years.  Within 2 hours of her birth, the windows and doorways were filled with Haitian faces who came to see this little white baby.  At the time she was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 22" long. 

My, how things have changed!!!!


She has grown (and grown and grown!) into a lovely, fun-loving, caring, insightful, mature, classy (with a style of her own), fantastic Christian young woman. 

We are so proud of her.  She is a joy to have in our family.

 Dawn's smile

Her high school volleyball days are drawing to a close.  The official season is over and this coming week is the district playoffs & championship.  If the team takes that, they will move on to the regionals.  She is the captain of the team, but it's been a tough season, especially after losing their coach at the beginning of the season.  Right now the team is undefeated in their division.  We'll let you know how this week's playoffs go.

This last week was her senior volleyball night, where the team and school honors the seniors of the team.  Since she is the only senior, she got all the hoopla all to herself, which was actually nice.

Senior night

Cookie bouquetHere is a cookie bouquet they gave her!

Pray for her as she finishes her senior year and especially as she considers colleges.  She wants to play volleyball  and really needs a scholarship (actually it is us that need a scholarship!!).  A couple of Christian colleges are interested in her, but it will take a lot of grace....or something to entice her to play where there is snow.  Sunny beaches and warm Caribbean breezes run in her veins.  So please do pray for us as we help her consider her choices!


Brandon and Jenny said...

Happy birthday! We are so glad that she was born. She is beautiful inside and out.

It is hard to imagine the kiddos so grown up.

Mike Messerli said...

Happy Birthday (late, sorry about that)! It's been fun to watch Dawn grow from a little girl to a beautiful woman. I can see why you are proud. My best to all of you....but Dan needs to get his gun ready for all the young men that will be coming to court her.

I will be praying for her.