Happy 9th Birthday Sweet Jaden

Dear Jaden,

Can you believe you have been 9 years old for a whole week already? I can’t hardly believe it. You have made the past eight years so special. I loved celebrating your birthday two days in a row.

Aren’t you glad the Barter Theatre tradition continued even if we went a day early? A Wrinkle In Time was amazing. It was so neat when the cast sang Happy Birthday to you. You smiled from ear to ear. I know you will never forget it! We had so much fun.

  As you know, the fun continued at the Herb House on your actual birthday. You and a few of your friends from art class and church had a blast painting pottery.




The pizza, cake, and ice cream were added bonuses. Thanks for making the cakes. They were beautiful and delicious. You did an excellent job baking and decorating them.



It is such a privilege watching you grow and mature a little more each year. Your love for others amazes me. You have one of the kindest hearts. I am so grateful that you are allowing the Lord to shape you and mold you into who He desires you to be.


It warms my heart each time I see you at the kitchen table writing in your prayer journal and copying verses from the Bible. I watch as you fervently thank the Lord for all He does for you and pray for those in need. What a blessing to know you are praying for others and growing in the Lord. Sweet girl, your relationship with your Heavenly Father is all that matters in this life. Stay strong in Him and everything else will fall into place.

You already allow Him to guide you each day as you nurture your younger siblings. It brings so much joy. You are definitely Jayce’s second Mama. But, I know you wouldn’t want it any other way. The love you have for all your siblings shines through you. And, the prayer request that you speak often asking for another baby girl to be added to our family shows that you have so much love to go around. You truly have a servant’s heart.


Thank you for caring so much. Thank you for being obedient. Your obedience amazes me and is greatly appreciated. It is appreciated so much more than you will ever know! We all love you very very much! Stay sweet baby girl. Stay sweet!


Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Jaden’s Birthday Interview

How old are you? 9
What is your favorite food? Salad
What do you hope you never have to eat again? Mayonnaise
What is your favorite thing to do? Swing in the barn
What is your favorite animal? I have three: cats, horses, and dogs.
What makes you happy? Playing the piano
What is the best memory from when you were 8? Going to CHATT co-op
What is one thing you’d like to do while you are 9? Take horseback riding lessons
What would you like to be when you grow up? A horseback riding instructor
What is your favorite song? Away in the Manger
Where is your favorite place to eat? Olive Garden
What is your favorite book? Kaya
Where would you like to go on vacation? Pigeon Forge
What would you like the world to know? About Jesus

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1 Response to Happy 9th Birthday Sweet Jaden

  1. Neannie says:

    You bring joy to all of us Sweet Jaden. We love to spend time with you (and your brothers and sister). I love that you still like to spend the night and snuggle with me. Don’t ever outgrown that! Pawpaw Ken and I love you very much!!

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