This was taken at 9 months, but she hasn’t changed much. She had her first birthday on July 30 (the 15 anniversary of when we got engaged).
Our precious Rachael has all the wonderful qualities that a great picture like this suggest…sweet, happy, affectionate, gentle. She also has some of the qualities that the red hair suggest, but we won’t go into that. She has some of the funniest mannerisms, and makes us smile every day.
We are so thankful for our littlest blessing! God help us to raise her in the fear and admonition of the Lord. How could we look at that smile and strive for anything less?