Sunday, August 17, 2008

For My Belle



My Dearest Isabelle,

Right now you are very young,and then someday you will be old like papa.
Can you believe that?

I am writing this to you in hopes that you will remember how much I love you.

It may seem funny to you now,but someday you will leave home,you will get married and have little kids,just like you are now.
Here are some things I would like you to think about as you grow up.

Love Jesus first,always. He loves you because you have been made by Him.
Don't you love the things you make? You want to keep them forever.
Belle, he wants to keep you forever.

Make a lot of friends,never let silly fights make you think you don't like a person.
Fights that last for five short minutes can make you change the way you think about them forever.
Be the first to forgive.

Love your mom and dad always.Remember how they care for every little thing in your life.
Parents really do know whats best for you.Always obey.

Belle, raise your children like your mom and dad are raising you.

Laugh a lot.Don't be ashamed to cry when you get older.

Ask Jesus about things,ask Him if you're life is pleasing to him.

Love your sisters like best friends,Jesus made them too.You will always have your sisters.

If this post lasts for 30 years,read it again.

With Much Love,
Papa

2 comments:

Mommymeepa said...

Hi Mike,

This is Melissa Bastian (now Black) and I found Michelle on Facebook and she put a link for us to read this. This is so sweet. I have bookmarked your blog and will continue reading it. I have many fond memories from Lorimer youth group being at your house. You and Linda were always so welcoming. It didn't matter that I was a pastor's kid. You just let me be a kid. Thanks

Take care,
Melissa

Rob Wegner said...

I love you, Dad.