It’s our daughter Maddie’s 21st birthday today, and I want to share a poem again that I wrote a couple of years ago, when she was first heading overseas to learn about missions work. A few weeks ago, we once again made the teary airport trek to say goodbye. But during her month at home, I got a close-up view of how much she’s grown this past year (we didn’t see her for an entire year!) while working on social justice issues overseas. This poem really needs updating now! But, I thought I’d share it again, with wishes for a wonderful birthday for a wonderful daughter!