This was Lauren's most special gift - an engagement ring one of her great-grandpa's gave to her great-grandma, who she never knew, but resembles in pictures. He wrote a letter, which made us cry. It is 75 years old!
I have to admit that since Lauren opened her time capsule, I've been tempted to want to peek into the boys' and see what's there! I have been tempted, but I won't do it. I want to be surprised along with them, some day, if that day comes when they turn 21. That will be special, just like this was. And it will be here before we know it.....
Another thing I gave her at this birthday party was all of the birthday letters and blog posts I've written about her. Each year I wrote her a letter (hand written many years, then these posts). I can't find a few of the years, but hopefully some day I will!
Happy birthday, Lauren! We are so very thankful that God gave us to you and allowed us the opportunity to be your parents. We are thankful that He is molding you and using you for His good purpose. Continue to walk in His way and let Him direct your paths. Love, Mom