...............The Hellwig Family

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christianna's 12th Birthday!

Posted by Gabrielle

Yes, she's 12 already! We celebrated her birthday on October 31st with a big family party! It's been a long time since we've had a 'little' little girl! But we're so thankful for you, Christianna and pray that you may grow up into a mighty woman of God!

The 'official' birthday portrait!
Blowing out her 12 candles
Benaiah loves birthdays; there's always some new kind of dessert to try!

In light of the fact that her birthday was on Reformation Day, that afternoon I read to the family an interesting quote from Martin Luther that I found:

'So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: "I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is, there I shall be also!" '
- Martin Luther

P.S. I apologize for the delay in getting this posted. It takes some time to compile and edit the photos from three different Hellwig digital photographers!


FullquivOrr said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Christianna! May the Lord bless you with many more years.

-for the Orr family

Mark Sohmer said...

Happy birthday Christianna from the Sohmer's!!!

We love you!

And I'm glad Benaiah loves birthdays. As a Hellwig, he has many opportunities to celebrate them!!! :)

with love in Christ,

The Sohmer's

P.S. Can I share a joke I wrote myself about Reformation Day? Okay, you're warned that this might not be too funny because, well, I made it up. Here goes...

So October 31 is Reformation Day, so in an attempt to start good discussions with my neighbors about what God has done through Martin Luther, I dressed up in a Martin Luther costume and went door-to-door through my neighborhood, hoping my costume would prompt good discussion. But all anyone did was smile at me and give me candy. Strange.

Okay, I warned you it might not be too funny. ;)