“Donna” : “lady; a woman of refinement and gentle manners”
1 Peter 3:3-5 “Do not let your adorning be external – with the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear – but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves.”
Baby girl, oh how I pray for your future. That you would not just be a “lady”, as your namesake and JaJa has been before you, but that you will follow her footsteps in following Jesus Christ with your entire being, and be a true “lady”…the lady that is a woman of God. That you would possess that imperishable beauty so beautiful in God’s eyes. My little Donna, my prayer for you is that you will grow up to be a woman one who fears and loves the Lord with all of her heart. A lady of true refinement and gentle manners…those manners and refinement that come from the Father’s hand. Keep smiling, cutie pie. and laughing, and giggling and singing and dancing and lighting up our lives.
My baby girl. You are more adorable than I can put into words. And smarter than I can describe or even want to really admit. Your little hands in mine make me thank God for you and praise His name for bringing you into our family. Your laugh and your tears make Mommy laugh…you are just so cute that I can’t help but smile whenever I look at you.
Thank you for being such a light in all of our lives. I love you, baby girl.