Happy 8th Birthday, Jayla

Dear Jayla,

Your 8th birthday was probably a little different than you had hoped for. You are my social butterfly and like guests galore at your parties each year. Considering we were on coronavirus lock down, guests weren’t an option.

We didn’t let the virus stop us. We still celebrated. Daddy picked up Happy Meals from the famous McDonald’s. Jaden made you a Fancy Nancy cake. You opened your packages. You loved your Baby Minnie and your Belle nightlight.

Thank you for making a huge compromise this year and celebrating at home with your family. You are definitely our feisty, tenderhearted child. I’m not sure how that’s even possible.

You are always quick to let me know that you get your strong will from me, your mama. That’s okay by me. I completely understand when you say that you just can’t help feeling frustrated at times. It’s because you are so passionate about what you know is right.

You wear your heart on your sleeve. I hate to break it to you. You will have to fight hard to hold that temper back throughout your life. Just keep working on learning how to control those emotions and use them to do great things one day. I know you will. I already see you learning how to get those strong emotions out by singing your heart out for the Lord. Keep being passionate about the things that matter little mama.

The Lord will lead you and guide you to His perfect will if you continue to seek Him. I love you so much my little twin. And as you already know, I wish you could stay 8 forever! Considering I’ve said that for every single birthday that’s come and gone, I’m sure you will be 9 before I know it.

Love You Forever,


Jayla’s Birthday Interview:

How old are you? 8

What is your favorite food? tacos

What do you hope you never have to eat again? Brussels sprouts

What is your favorite thing to do? visit Disney World

What are your favorite animals? toads, dogs, and giraffes

What makes you happy? Mommy

What is the best memory from when you were 7? going to Disney World

What is one thing you’d like to do while you are 8? build a swimming pool at my house

What would you like to do when you grow up? a songwriter

What is your favorite song? Raise a Hallelujah by Bethel Music

Where is your favorite place to eat? Red Lobster

What is your favorite book? Fancy Nancy

Where would you like to go on vacation? Bald Head Island

What would you like everyone in the world to know? Jesus is our Heavenly Father

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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