Madeline Dawn

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11 years ago today our Madeline Dawn was born.  I'll never forget when they handed her to me, all scrubbed up and polished, a head of dark hair with a pink ribbon in it.  She was all wrapped up like a present from God to me, bow and all.  From that second on, I was struck with her beauty, as were every person that laid eyes on her sweet little chubby face. Almost daily I would be taking Maddie for a walk, or in a grocery store when complete strangers would stop me just to get a look at her beautiful face. 

I love these photos our friend Brittani took of Maddie this spring.  She captured Maddie's spirit so well.  She is energetic and kind.  She's compassionate and dignified. I like to refer to Maddie as an "old soul". She is wise beyond her years, comprehending truth that most adults will never understand.  While being wise, she has a very silly sense of humor.  She keeps us on her toes with her funny insights and jokes.

Maddie has a beautiful spirit, and is such a joy to have around.  I thank God every day for letting me be her Mamma.  Happy Birthday Maddie. I am so proud of you, and I love you!

21 thoughts on “Madeline Dawn

  1. Delina says:

    Michelle, she *is* a gorgeous child and you can see the “old-soulness” in her eyes. Please pass on the happy birthday wishes!

  2. Nicki says:

    Maddie, Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day and a wonderful birthday week!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Paul Wirth says:

    Happy Birthday Maddie from you other family in Florida. We hope you day was amazing.
    Paul, Susie, Ashlyn, and Anthony Wirth and the whole Relevant Family

  4. Ted Bryant says:

    Maddie, I don’t really know if we have ever met, but I have heard a lot about you. You are a very special young lady, and God is doing AND will do crazy amazing things through you – keep loving other people well . . . and have fun doing it!!

  5. Heather says:

    Happy b-day, Maddie! Have the best day!

  6. Larry Baxter says:

    My son turn 10 just today as well! Happy Birthday! Big b-day wishes from our family. They’ll be excited to learn the girl they prayed for in India has the same birthday as my youngest ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Amy Darnell says:

    Maddie~ Happy Birthday to an amazing young lady. I hope that your year is filled with many blessings.

  8. Faye says:

    Happy birthday, Maddie, from Jack & Faye! Hope you’re enjoying it! You’re a beautiful and very special daughter and sister!

  9. @PENNYNASH says:

    Happy Birthday Maddie and may you celebrate many mant more. With love from the UK
    PENNY

  10. Brian Venghous says:

    Happy Birth Day Maddie… Best Wishes and HAVE FUN!!!

  11. Lea Jensen says:

    Happy Birthday Maddie! It’s been so amazing getting to know wonderful things about you through your Mom. She is so very proud of you!!! I hope your day has been filled with wishes come true and tasty cake!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your day!

  12. helene Shafer says:

    Happy birthday Maddie!!!!! You are blessed with wonderful parents and a God who loves you!!!! Have a wonderful day!

  13. Momma Keim says:

    Maddie,
    Have a great birthday!!! Enjoy the cake and presents! Keep living your life for Jesus, I know he has great plans for you!!! Momma Keim

  14. thank you all.
    love,maddie

  15. Merri DeWinter says:

    Little Maddie says a very happy birthday to big Maddie!
    Happy Birthday Sweetie! From The DeWinter’s

  16. Jonathan says:

    Happy Birthday Maddie!!!
    Hope you had an amazing day. It seems like any storie that involves you has you doing some awesome things for God. Keep up the good work and enjoy your birthday.

  17. Miss Jen says:

    Happy Birthday Maddie!
    Just wanted to let you know that I adore you! So glad to hear you will be on Outloud this year. The kids will benefit from your example, and I will love seeing more of you! Praying this is you best year yet.

  18. I hope you had a wonderful day Maddie! Much love from Naomi & me ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. brittani says:

    Happy birthday Maddie! I hope your day was special! Much love -b

  20. Jen Latzke says:

    Happy Birthday Maddie!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Happy Happy Birthday Maddie!!!

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