Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Puddin'


I can hardly believe that it has been 3 whole years already! My how you are growing E! Are you sure you are only 3 today? You act 13!

You are amazing, wonderful, special and truly...truly the light of our lives. We often try to remember life before you and we can't. Because it was empty - until Jesus blessed us with your little life.

For years, I would stare off into space and dream about the day when I had a little girl to call me "mommy" and to love. Praise God that dream came true and time is flying.

Every day that passes is such a blessing and such a gift and I pray that I never take you for granted. I love you E and I pray the mighty blessing and favor of God over your life now and always. May His hand be on you with every step you take and may you never step out from under the shelter of His Almighty wings. God is already using you, even at the small age of 3 and I pray that you will always follow His direction for your life. It won't be easy, but it will be well worth it. Enjoy the journey baby - enjoy the "dance."
I Hope You Dance

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance,

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance,
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.


Happy, Happy Birthday to our sweet, sweet girl!
You are loved so much more than you'll ever know!


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, E! What a blessing you are. I can just think about you and smile and laugh with my whole being! You are such a precious gift from God and we thank Him for you every day. Have a wonderful, fun birthday. You are truly "Gamma's Angel."
I love you!

Anonymous said...

"Head down, eyes on the steps"

Amber said...

Happy Birthday E! You are a very special little girl. We sure love you and the whole family!!! You are a blessing. Love to hear your sweet voice and wonderful prayers. Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Miss. Emma. Please know that even though we are not there to see you anymore that we do think of you and miss you very much. Jadyn still talks about you. She will love your forever, you are her best friend!! Have a great 3rd birthday. We love and miss you very much!!
Jed, Kristen & Jadyn :)

Leroy and Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Emma! You are blessed to have two parents that believe so fully in God and realize the blessing you are in their lives. May you enjoy each day and help them realize joy as only children can!

Maggie, Leroy, and Caitlyn

Jen said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Emma!!! You are truly a gift to your Mommy and Daddy and someone that is truly enriching their lives with pure love. May God's hands be on your life and in your heart always. Love ~ Jen and Christian

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday E! I can't wait to see you in September. I have and E too and she will be 3 in August. She too is a Gambi's Girl. I can't wait for you two to be able to play together. I'll look for your Birthday pics, I can't wait to see them. You are so precious! (Just like your Mommy).

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Little E!! You are truly a doll. We thank God for you and your great parents. I thank God for the opprotunity to watch you grow and see what the Lord will do in your life! Emma may you never forget even as you get too growny... That you, Emma are "fearfully and wonderfully made." He has great plans instore for you! Jeremiah 29:11

Love bunches,
Tiffany

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