Saturday, May 16, 2009

To Our Emily

Happy 7th Birthday Sweet Girl!



I marvel that seven years have gone by since you burst into this world. I loved being pregnant with you. It was such a joy and answered prayer for Mommy and Daddy. You were such a good baby. You smiled endlessly. I fear I may have taken some of that time for granted...it is true, I would love to turn back the hands of time and have you that tiny just once more, but I must put that to rest. You need to know, I love you just the way you are and look forward to each new stage we encounter.



I watched you today, when you thought I was not looking, and I was so thankful for the big sister you are. You spoon fed your little sister so that she would not dribble water ice down the front of herself. You graciously allowed her to borrow your things and you looked the other way when she was way too loud and interrupting your train of thought.



I love it when you dance like no one is watching. You sing like an angel. Just the sound of your voice makes me smile. And that smile of yours...it brings such joy wherever you go.




I totally dig your silly side!! You make us laugh. Your laugh...oh that belly laugh. I so love your laugh. Thank you Emily for all the smiles these seven years. At first I thought it was that flaming red hair and sweet freckled face that made you so unique, but now, I know it is simply who you are, the very essence of Emily that makes me smile so.





Your loyal heart is so amazing at such a tender age; Such genuine compassion and friendship, you offer to all those who are around you.



This year you have begun to say you'd like to be a missionary. Before this you always wanted to be a vet. Whatever you are, Emily, we will love you and support you. Dream big dreams and believe in them.



You are thoughtful and contemplative at times. You always want to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord. I appreciate that so much about you. You will pray without hesitation. You are kind to animals. You are kind to people and every now and again, you are shy. :) Today, when you were Star of the Week, you read your own story to the class. It made Mommy's heart so happy. Though, it brings about the reality that you are growing and forging your own way. We are so thankful to see you emerge and decide who you will be.

We love you Emily and wish you a very happy birthday!

(Emily chose the music for her post today:)

16 comments:

Tina said...

Happy 7th Birthday !!

Mama Duck said...

Happy Birthday, Emily! What a beautiful post!

Felicia said...

Happy Brithday...hope it's special as can be :)

Joy in The Truth said...

WE LOVE YOU EMILY! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! THE SLOANS LOVE YOU!

Beth said...

Happy Happy Birthday. Your mama's words paint a beautiful portrait of what a special young lady you are. Blessings on your 7th birthday sweet girl. (You have one very very special mommy, too!)

Jboo said...

What a sweet beautiful daughter! Happy Birthday!

Janet

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Heather - that was such a beautiful post and tribute to Emily!

We all wish her a very special 7th birthday!!!!!

Big hugs to all of you!

Love from all of us :)
Jill

mommy24treasures said...

just beautiful... Happy Birthday Sweet Emily.

prechrswife said...

I'm a little late, but happy birthday to Emily! Beautiful post, Heather. :-)

sheryl said...

Happy Birthday sweet Emily!

Heather,
I have so missed keeping up with you and the bugs. Life has been so very busy and I have had to unplug myself and focus on things at hand. Your note came out of the blue and totally brightened my day. I love that when I finally make my way back to your blog I find Emily smiling back. She is a special little girl indeed and her beautiful heart is a mirror of her mother's. I hope she had a wonderful birthday. Now I am going to go back and see what Miss Hannah is up to and what else I have missed these past few months!

Hugs,
Sheryl

Michelle said...

A beautiful message for your sweet Emily, like only you can do.

Happy Belated Birthday, Emily!! I sure hope I get to meet you someday. You sound like such an amazing young lady.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh what a beautiful baby and beautiful girl. I would love to meet her in person...when you write about her she seems to just have the sweetest heart. Give her a hug from us!

Shelly and Family said...

(I am a little behind here...but) Happy Birthday Emily! I am sure you had a wonderful day!

Kristy said...

Happy Belated Birthday you beautiful girl!

Love, Kristy

Kristy said...

Happy Belated Birthday you beautiful girl!

Love, Kristy

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