Thursday, April 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Emma Cathryn!

Another birthday??? Stop the madness! These children are growing up too fast :(

Emma came into our life at a time when Hannah was just a baby. How in the world would we be able to handle the task of parenting two little girls when we were still so young ourselves? Our finances made things tight and another child would only contribute to burden.

Oh, but that little baby girl has brought nothing but joy to our lives! She is a sweet blessing who brightens up the room and has worked her way into the hearts of so many who love her.

The moment that Hannah saw her in the hospital, Emma became "her" baby and it stayed that way until little sister was old enough to put a stop to that! Now they are the epitome of sister-friends. Different in so many ways but as they grow older their differences are serving as compliments to their intimate bond.

I am both envious and grateful at the same time.

Emma has a devout love for all things baby. She nurtures Samuel when he lets her and stands ready and waiting with her arms open wide, so she can have her turn to cuddle and care for Benjamin.

I can see glimpses of the young lady that God is shaping right before my eyes and I am grateful for His goodness and work in her life.

We love you Emma. Happy Birthday!

Here are some pictures from her special day with family....


Wendy said...

Those pictures are precious. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

5honeybunns said...

Happy Birthday, Emma.
We love you.
Mark, Sophia, Seviann, Sabree, and Briley

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Emma! Thanks so much for always loving on all of our babies too! We love you and your family.

Kelly said...

So sweet! Happy birthday!
What a blessing to have daughters who are such sweet friends.

I am curious- I think you may have shared this already in a previous post that I couldn't find, but do you mind sharing what curriculum you use for homeschooling? I am praying about homeschooling in the fall, and looking at what others recommend, just in case:-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! That picture from Maymont brought tears to my eyes. I can't believe that was 7 years ago. But you have certainly grown into a beautiful young girl and our family is so blessed to call you friend. Love ya, Mrs. Ferguson

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! She's such a doll.

Anonymous said...

You know who that first picture reminds me of? Bonnie "Blue Bell" Butler from Gone With the Wind.

Happy Birthday, Emma!!