Friday, July 14, 2006
Happy Birthday Emily!
Happy Birthday to my only daughter Emily Nicole!
She turned 7 years old yesterday and did it in such style. We had a pool party with all of her friends, ate fancy fruit kabobs, drank Hawian Punch and feasted on double layer cookie cake. The girls laughed, screamed, giggled and ate alot! It was so much fun to watch them, I felt like I was in second grade all over again.
Emily is turning into such a beautiful little lady and it really is so much fun to watch her. She was so graceful at her party and was wonderful a friend and hostess. It was a hoot to watch her flit from friend to friend yesterday making sure everyone felt included. She hugged each girl after opening the present they had given her and went out of her way to make each girl feel like they had given her the best present in the world.
And as I tucked her in she just hugged me as tight as she could and I wondered how my little girl had grown so much already. Time really does fly...sometimes when I'm in the thick of a "he said, she said" argument or sitting at home one more day with little ones who are sick it doesn't feel that way. But when I sit and look at my family I have to ask, "where has the time gone and how did they get so big?"
It's in moments like holding her and tucking her in at night that I truly understand the passage about Jesus' mother when it says that "Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."