Sunday, July 4, 2010


dear emma lael,
today you'll celebrate your 3rd birthday...i hope you special day is filled with lots of cake & ice cream...your foster grandparents love you very much...they have nurtured you back from open heart surgeries they are a huge part of your first 3 years i will do my best to tell you all i know about them.
it won't be long until your forever family will come to bring you heart aches when i think of the confusion, grief, trauma you will experience when that day comes...for us it will a time of JOY...for you a time of confusion...i pray each and every morning that God will prepare your heart in away only God can letting you know that the grief will be short and your future so BRIGHT filled with LOVE.
we are celebrating your birthday today with a birthday cake & ice cream...YUM, you won't be present at your birthday party nor will you have any idea what is going on across the globe...we celebrate your life and thank God for your fast asleep i pray you dream happy dreams.
garrett talks about us taking you to his college soccer games.
natalie has already asked her volleyball team if you can be the ball girl.
daddy he's just waiting to hold you in his arms and spoil deserve it sweet girl!!!
as for what will you & i do OMG we have so much to do our days will be packed with stories about Jesus and how much Jesus loves you, trips to the park, feeding the ducks at lake peachtree, teaching you to swim, introducing you to all the people who helped to bring you home and who love you so much emma lael.
emma lael i can't find the words to express the joy you've brought to us already...I LOVE YOU

Lord, i come to You in Jesus name and give emma lael to You. i'm convinced that You alone know what is best for her. You alone know what she needs. I release her to You to care for and protect, and i commit myself to pray for everything concerning her that i can think of or that You put upon my heart. teach me how to pray and guide me in what to pray about. help me not to impose my own will when i'm praying for emma lael, but rather enable me to pray that Your will be done in her life. thank You that i can partner with You in raising emma lael and that i don't have to do it alone.
the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, to such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them
Psalm 103:17,18

xo xo xo xo


  1. Happy Birthday, Emma!!!

    I can't wait to see her in your arms! I know just how anxious your family is!

  2. Happy Birthday to your little one!!!! Now come on LOA!