Sunday, January 18, 2015

Double Digits

She'd planned her underwater birthday party for months, maybe even since she turned nine. The goal was to visit the new Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto and then have the theme continue when her friends arrived a couple days later for her party. Just in time, a homeschool email circulated inquiring families who'd like to see the Aquarium at a discount. Perfect. But, beyond parties and grand underwater field trips, this kid was just elated to finally turn double digits.
little mermaids with beards (Bailey missing in photo)
Emily, you brighten our world. Your dramatic responses to life keep us laughing! You have such a heart for children who are new to a group or seem to have no friends. You always dream of feeding the poor on your own one day and we pray the Lord will bless you immensely in such a noble occupation. Enjoy your double digits for many years to come! Happy birthday, our passionate, diligent girl. We love you. XO


Jo Brent said...

Happy birthday Emily,
You are a gem who has won my baby girl's heart and I thank you for your kindness to her.
We love;
your smile,
beautifully written stories,
willingness to dance simply to encourage another,
and your gentle soul.
Love from Molly and Jo

Anna said...

Is Terry giving a speech to those girls??? God has great plans for you, Emily! Happy belated birthday!

Heather said...

Thanks, Jo!

Anna, Terry is giving them the rules for the hot tub! Ha ha!

Camille said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your Emily! How lovely your girls are my friend. Hugs, Camille