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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

38!

Today is my birthday. I am 38. Honestly due to the lack of sleep, I am feeling it this year. :) My kids made my day though this morning. They grabbed Abe from me (he ends up with me each night) and told me to go back to sleep. Glorious!!! I woke up at 8:45, they handed me a perfect cup of my favorite Gobena coffee, and gave me the best homemade cards in the world. Is there anything better than a hand crafted card from kids? They were each so sweet with their words and they even traced Abey's hand on his card! :)

Avery painted this canvas for me. She used 2 of my favorite colors and painted one of my favorite verses-- James 1:27. She knows my heart well, and I know the Lord has placed a special place in her heart for all the orphans in the world too. She painted an Ethiopian cross on it to make it the perfect gift! I love the time and thoughtfulness that went into making me this gift.

So today, I will celebrate all that I have and forget about the wrinkles and gray hairs on my head. I will embrace the precious gifts before me (and one in Ethiopia) and a dear hubby that makes me feel like a queen.

35 comments:

Tracy Howard said...

Happy Birthday, Em!! I LOVE it when the kids make stuff for us! You should have the girls give you a pedicure! Have fun.......

Lindsey said...

Happy birthday!

The Albertsons said...

happy birthday sweet mama :).

Henley on the Horn said...

Happy Birthday!! What a gift you have in your family. Enjoy the blessings that are with you now on this special day. Happy 38th!

Jen said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

Holli said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Love the ART! and the cards AND SLEEPING IN- IS THE BEST!!!
Much love to you and hope your day is GREAT!

Jillienne said...

Happy Birthday! What a special start to your day! Hope the rest of the day is just as BRIGHT!!

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

Happy B-day!!! What a special birthday for a special Momma!! Your kids are precious and oh so thoughtful!

jenny said...

Happy Birthday Emily! What sweet cards from your kiddos! I love homemade cards! You are a blessed mom...so glad you felt celebrated today! Praying that this next year is full of adundant blessings from the Lord! Oh, and don't worry about those wrinkles, etc...you look amazing for 38!
Jenny C.
calcrew.wordpress.com

steffany said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!!!!!

I'll be joining the another year older club with you on Sunday.
Wait-You're 38?
Nevermind I'll be 37.

Love it!
Have a great day.
Tell Lauren that Stephanie South and I had a coffee date yesterday and that Steph misses her!

paige said...

Melkam Lidet, birthday gal!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Emily!

Your children are precious! What a special gift!

Blessings to you!

Misty said...

yay happy happy day Emily!! that painting is awesome!! i love that verse, especially the part about not being polluted by the world. that is one i need to memorize! (hey Ave....my bday is day after Christmas...you know my fave colors...my fave verse is John 13:35...just throwin' it out there--heeheee!) Have an awesome rest of the day!!

Abby said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy it!!

missy said...

happy birthday! what treasures you have!

smithec said...

happy birthday em! thankful for you. (and i would argue that you look about 15 years younger than 38!)

da momma said...

ahh Happy bday to you! What a sweet family you have! Bless you friend!

Melissa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love from the Hill house!

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday Friend!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Happy Birthday! We share the same birth year!!!! I have been following your blog and your family has been on my heart and in my prayers!
Blessings,
Kristy

The Redman's said...

Happy Birthday!! What a sweet blessing your children are! Too cute!!

michelle said...

Emily, HAPPY 38th BIRTHDAY!! I forgot we share the same birthday, only I turned 40 this year : )
I love the canvas painting, beautiful Ethiopian cross!!

Guard Wife said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like the kiddos had things well in hand on your special day. :) Love those cards and the painted canvas is gorgeous!

Martha Heineman said...

Happy Birthday Emily. Hope your day was the best!

Andrea H. said...

Happy Birthday Emily!!! What a sweet treat from your kids.

Christy. said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

coneymama said...

HHHHHHAAAAAAPPPPPPYYYYYY Birthday Miss Emily!!! Love from the Coney's!

Kristi J said...

oh, that's the sweetest cross and picture ever...What a sweet girly you have...Happy birthday to ya...It sounds like it was a good one!! :) Oh, and the extra sleep and coffee was the best part :) kj

Danae said...

Happy Birthday Emily....Love your kids hearts...have a great day!!!!

Love you all

Stacy Ann said...

Happy birthday! What great presents. I ordered some of that coffee, I'm sure it'll be great!!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday - a bit late....love you and your sweet kids are just precious!

Kari said...

Happy Birthday Emily!!! Thanks for your special friendship from TX to MO!! love ya sister
xoxo

Eryn said...

So great...Happy birthday!

Faith said...

I don't know what your little guy is going through but I saw this and thought about you
http://abushel-and-apeck.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-learning-curve-feeling-safe-while.html

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