When I was pregnant with my Ellie I had a dream. In that dream I had a beautiful little girl named Elliot. I woke up excited and with so much joy! I actually woke Chris up to ask him if he liked the name and to my surprise (because we were having a hard time agreeing on names) he just smiled. We both loved her name.
Later that morning I looked up the meaning of her name.
noun1. Close to God
2. Believes in God
1.joy- a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated.
And I knew right then, in my heart of hearts, that it was really Jesus who named her. Her name is a promise to her, to us, from Him.
My dearest Elliot Joy,
Today you are four years old.
You have truly brought SO much joy to our family. You are silly and kind and teach us all how to have a little more fun in our day.
I can already see your sweet relationship with God deepen. You are always the first one to want to pray. Hearing your little voice speak to God is the sweetest sound.
Often I find you singing worship songs to yourself and you are always the first one to ask to turn up the worship music in the van!
My deepest prayer for you is to be close to God. To believe in him. To stand proudly and say "The Lord is my God" and to find joy in your everyday. If you seek Him in all things, I promise you will.
I adore you my sweet girl.
Happy birthday beautiful!