Monday, February 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Emma

It is hard to believe that our first born is turning eleven years old today. I can clearly remember the snowy day that she was born. She has been such a blessing in our lives.

Not only is she turning a year older, but she is growing in many ways. For one thing, she is literally growing like a weed. She is almost as tall as I am and soon we will be sharing shoes. She has grown intellectually and is consistently getting straight As in school, we are so proud of her. She has matured and has become such a dependable friend and very responsible. She has grown in her faith and has shown spiritual maturity, we are so proud to see her put others before herself and demonstrate so many virtues that we are trying to instill in her.

I could go on and on, but I will just tell you that we have one great kid. I know she will be such a great helper as we bring this new baby into the family.

It breaks my heart that in seven years she will be going off to college. Where does the time go?

Happy Birthday sweet Emma! We love you.
This is a picture of her when she was five years old.

16 comments:

a soldier's wife said...

I hope Emma has a wonderful birthday! She sounds like a wonderful young lady!!

Sadlier Family said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Emma! We hope she has a great day.

Meggo said...

Happy Birthday Emma! I can't believe you are 11! You are growing up so fast! I remember when you were born, I was still in high school...lol

I am so proud of you and the woman you are becoming. I love you!


~Aunt Megan

50 toes said...

I love that girl!
Crying Daddy.
~A

Katie P said...

I do remember clearly that snowy day in Enid OK!! We were so excited to meet Emma and be there for all those firsts! It is crazy that she is 11. Happy Birthday Emma, hope to see you all soon!

Kate said...

Awww, that's so sweet! It really does go by FAST!
Happy Birthday to your Emma!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!
I truly admire the young woman you are becoming and your beauty both inside and out. :)

KY Transplants said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA! I really enjoyed knowing you while you live here in SOMD. It doesn't seem like you should be 11, but time goes so quickly. Hope you had a GREAT DAY!!
Rich

JulieMonte said...

Wow! 11 yrs old I can't believe it!! You are growing up so fast. The kids say hi and wish you a happy birthday too. Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! So sweet to hear of your good relationship - I hope to enjoy the same as my daughter grows into young adulthood!
Blessings.

Sheri said...

Happy 11th birthday sweet Emma!

Katie said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Emma! You are such a cool "not so little anymore" girl!! Soon you'll be a teenager. Holy COW!! You know you were born the year I graduated High School... which means that I have been out of High School for going on 11 years! yikes! :) I love you!!!

Alycia said...

Happy 11th birthday Emma! You are a beautiful young lady!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Emma --from the duffs

CTmom2six said...

What a cutie! Happy B-Day!

Stringer Zoo said...

Happy Birthday Emma! I remember when you were just a "bump". How exciting to see you growing up.
~J