I don’t even know where to start, as words cannot possibly portray how in awe of you I am. I’ve used the term “miracle girl” loosely, but now I think I understand just how much of a miracle you are. Your diagnoses of holoprosencephaly, agenesis of the corpus callosum, Chiari II malformation, brain calcifications (due to multiple brain insults), and hydrocephalus gave you a death sentence, but Jesus redeemed your life and God continues to display His miracles in you for His glory.
For a little girl who should have never been born alive, you are shocking the medical community. To your Jesus-loving friends and family, we are not shocked by what God is doing, but we do stand in awe. You bring God glory every second that you breathe. We don’t care about how much or how little you can do, the way the doctors seem to focus, but we rejoice with every milestone you meet and praise our Father for displaying miracle after miracle after miracle in your life.
With every word you say, every song you sing, every animal you identify, every sound you replicate, every number you count, every jump you make, every step you climb, every horse you ride, every person (and animal) you call by name, every smile you share, and every hug you give, God is glorified, miracle girl.
You are a beautiful and unexpected blessing, treasured beyond words, Selah Karis. We pray you have a blessed 2nd birthday, and we look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you here on earth, as we believe God has abundant plans for your future, sweet girl. We love you, our rough and tough, puddle-splashing, dirt-digging, ball throwing, chocolate-loving, tomboy-cowgirl. We praise God for sharing you with us—what a gift you are!