Our Baby's Birthday

I’ve been thinking about our baby today. Shanna’s the youngest of our five girls, and it’s her birthday, so that's the reason. Actually, I’ve thought a lot about her since we’ve been on our mission.

I remember when she went on her mission to Madrid, Spain. As a mother, I tried to understand what it felt like to learn a new language, to live away from home, family, and friends, to live with different companions…well, to do hard things.

I’ve tried to compare some of what we’re experiencing to what she may have experienced, and there is no comparison! My heart is filled with gratitude for her example of strength, determination, and testimony. I admire her even more than I already did and feel blessed to be her mom.

I thought I’d share with you the gift box we sent her for her birthday. Maybe it will inspire your own creation.

Happy birthday, Baby!