Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Babes!

**This is coming to you a little delayed. Because sometimes life just happens. Which, of course, will be what my next post is about. But until then...


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Babes wakes up.

Babes sports a huge grin.

Babes announces, "I'm 5 today! See...1 (pointing to her feet), 2 (pointing to her knees), 3 (pointing to her thighs), 4 (pointing to her chest), 5 (pointing to her head)!"

I totally see. I'm just having a hard time believing that it's already happened. Yes, my Babes is 5. Where have the years gone?

It all began, February 17, 2004...

And

it's

never

slowed

down.

And actually
has been
increasing

in


speed

ever
since
it
began.
Which

has
brought

us
to...

TODAY.




Daddy and Mama's deepest wish and desire for you, our Babes, is that you would grow to accept Jesus as your own personal savior, grow to serve Him with your life, and grow to understand your worth as a princess. Not princess as the world would use the term, but a little princess to God, our King. And that your heart would forever sing this simple truth:
Jesus loves me, this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong.
They are weak, but HE is strong.

...because, really, we are all weak little ones who belong to and are loved by the Strong One, no matter how big of a 5, 35, 55, 85 year old we are!

Happy Birthday, Emma Grace!

We love you so much, our giggling, spinning, dancing, singing, "pretty" wearin', pupcake bakin', pit-ture drawin', scooter ridin', joy bringing, pretending, praying, baby loving, organizing little blessing.

Thank you, Lord, for entrusting your child to us...


7 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Well, that was just super sweet and I'm all teary-eyed. And that girl is adorable. Happy Birthday to her!

Kristin said...

Happy belated birthday Emma! I loved looking at all your pictures. I hope you had a fabulous day. Joshy says..."Now were 5 together."

Basking in the Son said...

What an amazing post!

Jenny said...

"I love Emma." she said with tears of joy in her eyes.

Brandi said...

That is such a sweet post! I love all the pictures! She is just adorable

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!!

chelaners said...

Hey girl! My fave part of this post is all of it...no, it's the pic of emma and her daddy at the ice-cream(?) shop. and i want that hat for Angel when you're through w/it!!! :)
-did you happen to read my latest post? when i read your prayer about her knowing she was God's lil princess, i had to letcha know i just wrote a song/lullaby about it...cause what lil girl would not want to go to sleep dreaming about such fanciful beauty & acceptance? anyway, let me know your thoughts.

love you gurl!

Trina said...

She is such a cutie :)