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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Emma Grace!

(The pictures above were taken very early this morning before school.)

I cannot believe that my baby girl turned 8 years old today! It seems like just yesterday that she was born. We were filled with fear and uncertainty as to whether she would even live, and if she did live, we had no idea what kind of life she would have. (If you're new to my blog and have never read her story, click on her picture on my left sidebar.)

God is good, and I give all the glory to Him for the gift and blessing of her life. He used the wisdom and knowledge of the NICU doctors and nurses to take excellent care of her. He used the advances in technology to help save her life (and her very sick, preemie lungs). It is only by His grace that she is alive and doing so well.

Praise God for this sweet and spunky, double-dimpled, green-eyed girl!

I hope her birthday was good; she said it was. I baked cupcakes to take to her class today. After school, she and I played a game of Sorry and attempted to put together a puzzle that I got her for her birthday. She enjoyed writing in a journal that her sister gave her, and after Jessica and Gib got home, we headed to Chick-fil-A for dinner (her choice).

Once home, she opened two more presents, both board games, per her request. Life and Pay Day. I can't wait until we have some time to learn both of them. :) We sang and ate chocolate cake, and by then, it was time for bed.

Her party will be Sunday afternoon, so the celebrating isn't over yet!

Dear Eggiey,

Happy Birthday sweet girl! I hope you will always know that I celebrate your life every day, not just on your birthday. I don't take one day of you being here with me for granted. You drive me crazy sometimes, but I love, love, love you! And I'm SO thankful that God chose me to be your mommy! I hope you had a great day today, and I can't wait for your party on Sunday!

Hugs and kisses and
LOTS of love!



  1. Happy 8th Birthday to your Emma Grace!!!
    She is such a cutie. I loved your pictures today Tonya.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

    P.S. My daughter Lynnette (Dancing Barefoot) is getting her second book published! It is the story of the 911 operator who took the call the day our granddaughter Anna died, and how he came to Christ through that experience, and by reading Lynnette's first book. God can use our trials for His Glory.

  2. Happy happy birthday, Emma Grace!

    I'm glad she had a great day. She's looking so grown up all of the sudden!