Thursday, May 28, 2009

Miss Emily

Thankful Thursday....and please indulge me just one more post about my baby girl (baby girl all grown up!) I'll skip more stories...at least, for today...but these are just a few of the thousands of things I love about Miss Em!!

*She has the smallest, sweetest ears I've ever seen! And, did I mention, beautiful red hair??!

*She loves to give gifts - and has the knack for finding someone just the perfect gift for them!

*She tries not to be sentimental...but she is and she is an emotional crier (so sweet!)

*She is really, really funny! And really fun to be around, too.

*She really cannot cook a lick....but she is a great baker! She likes to make up recipes (sometimes they even work!)

*She has a God-given ability to work with children - and she is working as a pre-school teacher.

*She has never been a rules follower...always looking for the challenge of a "different path" (yes, this can be a good and a not-so good thing!)

*She loves her heels (stilettos)!...and, an occassional flip-flop!

*She is much "stronger" than she gives herself credit for (much!)

*She is going to be a beautiful bride!! (goodness, I might even cry....nah.)


You are my sunshine....





My only sunshine.....


You make me happy when skies are gray


You'll never know, dear


how much I love you........

9 comments:

  1. Such a sweet tribute to your daughter.

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  2. Gorgeous daughter you have there! You must be, oh, so proud!

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  3. Yes, she will be a beautiful bride!

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  4. She is a beautiful girl! I may cry too, because she sounds so wonderful!

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  5. Wow, I am in an all-out cry. How sweet. How blessed Em is to have a mother like you. Wow...well my sweet Jennifer you've been on my mind this morning...

    Good news - all girls (except for one) signed in this week even though some had tough weeks (the second week is always the hardest- especially with the holdiay). That is awesome...THAT IS PRAISE WORTHY. I am so thankful you are all walking with me in this journey.

    Motivation for the day - Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!!!

    Tip for the day - If you drink half your body weight in water a day - the experts say your appetite will decrease dramatically. (Are ya thinking that's a lot of water =) Me too!!!)

    Prayer for you today, "Lord, Father, Creator, Sustainer, Joy-Giver, Prince of Peace, King of Kings I come before you today lifting up my dear sisters in Christ: Nicole, Holly, Shannon, Haylee, Kassie, Amber, Becky, Belinda, Jennifer, Natalie, Jackie, Amy, Adrian, Jamie and myself. I ask today Lord God that you help us walk this walk and fight the good fight. Help me to offer my body, my choices up to you as a living sacrifice. I have exhausted all the possiblities for changing this situation in my life, and I AM POWERLESS. All things, all diets, all the will-power in the world will not accomplish my goal, but will YOU ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I humble myself before you Lord, and YOU WILL LIFT ME UP on wings like eagles. You will lift me up out of this slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. You will set my feet on a rock and give me a firm place to stand. You will put a NEW SONG in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God
    (anybody wanting a new song...I do)
    I have a great high Priest Who has gone though the heavens: Jesus. I hold firmly to the faith and profess that My High Priest is able to sympathize with my weaknesses. I approach your Throne of grace with confidence so that I may receive mercy and find grace in my time of need. Help me Jesus. In the face of discouragement, disappointment, frustration, and dispair I know YOU GOD ARE MIGHTY TO SAVE. You are my rock, a refuge where no enemy can reach me. You are a fortress where I cannot be shaken. Greater is He that is in me than He that is in this world.
    Father I believe you have heard our cries, our groanings, our prayers for you this week. You will not leave us or forsake us. You will bring us out from under this yoke of bondage and free me from being a slave to temptation and frustration,. You have redeemed Nicole, Holly, Shannon, Haylee, Kassie, Amber, Becky, Belinda, Jennifer, Natalie, Jackie, Amy, Adrian, Jamie and me. You have transferred us from the darkness of bondage into the Kingdom of Light where love, joy, peace, righteousness, and grace abound towards us. In your sweet Son's name we pray. Amen!
    See you next Monday!

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  6. so sweet! brought tears to my eyes :)

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  7. She is beautiful and yes, having a daughter of my own, I agree....they will never know how much we love them. Carol

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  8. It was yesterday that her beautiful red haired head fit in the palm of your hand and how amazingly beautiful she was. And how beautiful Emily will be standing next to her man this week end. As beautiful as her mother was standing next to hers, that September day. My life has been filled with all the wonderful momnets of your life. I am blessed that God brought us together so many years ago and that I have a Beautiful friend in you! Take joy in every moment! I love you all.

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  9. 1) my recipes always...slash, never... work!

    2) stilettos are a girls best friend.

    3) I never cry! :-) just remotely at this...

    4) if i have any sort of strength, I get it from my paernts.

    and 5), I love my Mom.

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