Sunday, May 22, 2011

1 Year Ago Today...

Changed my life forever!

The moment we found out we were having a girl my life was forever changed!!

I feel this obligation to be the best example of what a Godly women looks like. I want you to grow up to know the Lord not only because you go to church but because I modeled his love & grace to you. The world is going to show you many ways a women should be, but I want to show you how Christ wants you to live. Proverbs 22:6 reminds me, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." This is my prayer for you, I pray that what you learn would penetrate your heart & give you a desire for a close relationship with God.

I am learning to put aside all of my own insecurities about my weight & beauty to show you that you are beautiful. Remind you that even though the world might put out this "perfect" image, that is not the reality. We are created in God's image & because of that we are his perfect creation. This is not an easy task because we live in a reality of you are never perfect there is always something that can be fixed. Not that we should not take care of our self, but the features, body type & gifts God gave us are for a reason. There is only one Hallee Jane Brook & I want you to love her just how you are.

I want to show you how you should be treated by others & how you should treat them. How your boyfriends & future husband should treat you like a princess. He should love, cherish & respect you as Christ does his bride. I want to show you that you are to honor & love your husband. I want you to see what a great friend looks like, you should be honest, trustworthy, loving, gracious & accepting.

I want you to learn to have a true servants heart. I yearn for you to love others the way Christ did. I want you to see how serving brings joy not only to the ones you serve but to you. I have learned more by serving then I could have ever imagined. I also long for you to have a heart for the lost & enjoy sharing Christ with others.

I know that you will not fully understand who you are until you understand who God is. I pray that God would give me the wisdom of how to best encourage & develop you to be all God made you to be. I want you to appreciate your strengths & not dwell on your weaknesses. I can already see many amazing Christ like characteristics in you Hallee. You care for others, you love tremulously, you are extremely friendly & joyful. I am excited beyond belief to see you continue to mature into the women God destined for you long ago. May you find your identity in Christ & know that you are complete in Him.

Hallee please help me to remember that you look up to me. Remind me that I am one of your remodels. Please forgive me when I am not perfect at this but know that I love you more then you know. I am honored to be your mother thank you for sharing your life with me.

Lots and lots of love,


  1. you are so beautiful and such an incredible mother, I have a lot to learn from you my friend. love you so much and so thankful to do life with you <3

  2. Sounds like a perfect future bride for my baby boy! hehe

  3. You are an amazing woman and role model for more that baby Hallee! I look up to you Kris and am so thankful to have someone like you in my life! You are doing a great job! Keep it up! Love you!

  4. So amazing what happens in 1 year!!!