Happy 5th Birthday, Crosby Jane!
Hey, remember that time that I hauled you to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah? And remember during our birthday week we saw a total solar eclipse, played with our cousins and friends, swam in the hot springs, hiked along the Continental Divide, played in the Great Salt Lake, and watched Old Faithful (3 times!)? And remember how four days before our birthday we watched, helplessly from miles away, as our hometown was destroyed by Harvey? And how we prayed for Daddy and all the brave men and women who were in harm's way as they did their jobs? Remember all of these things. Remember that we are blessed and loved by a Creator who is greater than a hurricane and taller than the highest peak. Remember the beauty and mysteries of our world, the miracles among devastation, and the resilience of a community. Remember the gift of family who help us get back home, bring us food, provide us a place to live, and keep us in their thoughts and prayers.
I know it's not how we imagined your birthday, but don't ever forget one minute of it.