Dear Brooke....

Today you graduate from high school.  It's hard to believe since it seems like just yesterday we were joyfully welcoming you to the world! 

Today is bittersweet.  We are so proud of you and excited for all that you have to look forward to.  We are also sad for us as we know that life in our little family will never be the same. 

Until you have a child of your own, you will never understand how very much we love you or how our hearts long for you to follow hard after God.  You are amazing and beautiful and talented.  We are so blessed and privileged to be your mom and dad. 

Today, as one door closes and another swings wide open, this is our prayer for you:

Sweet Brooke, be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven't stopped praying for you, asking God to give you a wise mind and a spirit attuned to His will so you will acquire a thorough understanding of the way in which God works.  We pray that the way you live will always honor and please the Lord and that you will continually do good, kind things for others.  And that all the while, you will learn to know God better and better.   We also pray that you will be made strong with HIS glorious power so that you will have ALL the patience and endurance you need.  May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father who makes you strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that HE has for you!  Colossians 1:9-10

And, finally, on this momentous day, we couldn't close without reminding you of our favorite family saying:  Life is full of choices.  Choices have consequences.  Make wise choices.

Congratulations sweet Brooke!

We love you always,

Mom and Dad


Stephanie said...

congratulations brooke!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet letter, Jen. I have tears rolling down my face. Brooke, congratulations and best of luck at Cedarville.

We Love You,
Aunt Amie

Erin Runkles said...

Congratulations, Brooke! God bless you as you begin the next stage of your life. I'm so excited you're going to Cedarville . . . you'll love it!

Jen, what a precious letter. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

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