Thursday, May 19, 2011

Embrace the Camera-Thursday May 20th

In honor of Embrace the Camera today......I thought I post a picture of me and the birthday girl from her party on Saturday. I can't believe tomorrow she turns 3 years old!!!



this sweet girl is so full of spunk and life, and she can be more challenging at times than our other 2 children.....but man I love this girl! I usually end up going through pictures---often putting together video montages put to music (staying up way too late editing them) during their birthday weeks. I made one for her last year and just added this year's pictures to it. Still as I look back over the past year, and past 3 years, and see how much she's grown and changed....I truly end up sobbing like a baby! I want to freeze my children, stop the growing, keep them little--but yet I know the Lord has so much ahead for our family as we teach and train them in the way they should go. It's a true blessing and privilege to be this sweet girl's momma....Just as sweet as it was to see her smile for the first time, laugh, crawl, walk, first words, etc. It is just as precious to hear her sing songs of praise to the Lord all day long--right now she loves "here I am to worship" and "shout to the Lord"---I think it's time for some new CDs for my ears are ready for a change lately. And to hear her quote scripture and catechisms and pray to the Lord! Lately her little prays are so sweet....most of the time she ends up mixing up the words and it comes out something like "Father thank you for today, for daddy, and mommy, and Reed, and Daddy and Mommy and Emmie and Mary Etta; thank you for all our lives, never a day, to obey, loving you, and for sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Amen!" (which I think she mixes up words and phrases we've modeled for her, but it truly is so sweet) and usually she ends up rambling lots and lots of other words and phrases (her prayers seriously go on and on some nights : ). But I know we pray that the Spirit is at work, and she will truly have a heart for the Lord---that she will never remember a day not knowing and loving Jesus!

8 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to our dear, precious, spirit-filled, life-loving Emmy! She is a precious joy and blessing in our lives. I LOVE to hear her sing her sweet praise songs to our loving Lord through the day & no one prays a better prayer! You and Casey are wonderful parents in all you do and most importantly raising these little ones for the Kingdom! I love you and am so grateful to be Emmy's gigi.

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  2. Happy Birthday!
    I love her curly hair

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  3. happy birthday to your sweet little girl! i know what you mean...i feel like every time i look at my kids, especially my oldest, he's more grown and more mature. i can't stand it. but i also love it! :)

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  4. Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

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  5. Those curls are divine. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. They grow so fast it's a bit unbelievable. My daughter is two and I can't believe how much she's changed in the past month, let alone the past year. Breaks my heart!

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  6. Wow! What a great picture! What cute kids!

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  7. This is an awesome photo. You need to frame this one:) Her curls are gorgeous!

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