Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thursday's Child Has Far to Go

Monday's Child Poem

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Emily is a Thursday's child, she enters each day with boundless joy and relishes every moment, even the most mundane. Her teacher, last year, commented that her smile is pure sunshine and her enthusiasm is unmatched. I used to think this poem relegated Thursday's child to long, tiresome roads ahead of them, but quite conversely, I think that this little girl is going far because she will choose to go far. She will be mentored to go far, and she will be encouraged by each new skill and success she encounters.

She was chosen this year to "buddy" a new student and she wore her title like a badge of honor, taking seriously the task of showing her new friend the bathroom and lunch room and most importantly the playground:) At Open House, she promptly seated herself at the left hand of her new playmate and extended her hand to shake it. She thought a second and then extended both arms and decided a hug would be more appropriate. So. Very. Emily.

Emily is our wanderlust child...she wanders, her mind wanders; there are times we find ourselves corraling her in. I recognize now that the wanderlust that used to aggrivate me and frighten me is the same vehicle that drives her imagination and intellect. I cannot wait to see where she goes with first grade. She was excited to go back to school, to see her friends, to know her new teacher (who is adorable, with her red hair;)

My dear friend, Sharon often says that Emily has a timeless quality to her, a sincerity and gift of encouragement. In that spirit, I cannot wait to hear about her day, this new chapter and all the places she will go...


DiJo said...

I can not wait to meet Emily someday! All of your photos are so great! Especially, your beautiful beach photos! It sounds like you had a wonderful summer!
Blessings for a great fall!


sara said...

Your Thursday child sounds like a blessing for sure! She is going to make a great "buddy" this year!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I love hearing about sweet Emily and know that some of her is so much different than you but some of her is SO much like you. I pray great things are in store for her this year and in all the years to follow...

I can't wait to hear about her day.


Michelle said...

What a special post for your sweet Emily. She sounds like such a wonderful little girl.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Lottie must be Wednesday and Emma Jane is Friday! I would love to have a Thursday child!!!

Beautiful, beautiful girls you have!

Jill said...

Heather - what a beautiful post for Emily! I love the photos, especially the one of the girls in the ocean. AWESOME!

I miss you and your precious family!

Let's figure a time to see each other again - I know it is busy with school, so let me know what would work for you and Rob.

We are so proud of Emily and her heart to introduce the new classmate around. You are raising such a godly girl!


Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

We love your Thursday's child! Whoo-eee! She's a keeper!

I tell ya...I see her as President of the Senior Class one day, and Homecoming Queen (if CCA had one). She is a treasure!

She is "American Girl" personified. (When are we going, by the way?)

Timeless, beautiful, glorious! So. Very. Emily.

John & Michelle said...

I have always dreamed of a daughter with red hair! I get a warm smile when I see your lovely daughter!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a sweet child and a beautiful post!

Her little buddy is lucky to have her....I love that first photo!


Kate said...

There does just seem to be a special joy that radiates from Emily...even just in her photos. I love that her teacher (Is she Kate, did you say??) has red hair like Emily. I am sure I have blabbed on about how Jim and I both have red hari in our families...and I always envisioned a little red haired daughter (and for the record...I also had many dreams about my black haired beauty...)...anyway...I think maybe that is part of the reason I am so taken with Emily. She is a joy to behold...and what happiness she must bring.


Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post for Emily! She is adorable!

Linette said...

Emily is such a blessing to everyone...what a gift you've been given by God. :) I LOVE the beach pics of both girls below. Can't wait to hear about all the fun things Emily does in 1st grade!

3 Peanuts said...

I for one ADORE your Thursday girl...she WILL go far. My boys could use a good "buddy " like her at their new school. What a sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Your Emily is a treasure! What a beautiful gift from God in your life she is. I can see she a perfect fit made just to be yours! She is blessed to have you as her mama. I love the way you write about your daughters and share your mommy's heart!

Lori said...

What a sweet and thoughtful girl Miss Emily is and all are blessed to know her. The beach photo is gorgeous!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...


Came to your blog via Lisa's.

What a sweet post about a darling girl. Our children have been the "new kids" at school before and it would have been such a blessing to them it hey would have had an "Emily" to show them the ropes and make them feel welcome.

What a sweetie. Thanks for sharing the smile!


missy said...

Your Thursday child is a special little girl who will take the world by storm, no doubt!

She is radiant and has the most contagious smile. I know she makes your heart soar!

You are truly blessed by this angel (and the little angel, too)
: )

sheryl said...

Sweet Emily has completely stolen my heart! I think I have already said that many times before. Your friend could not have described her any more perfectly.



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