Happy 7th birthday (a little more than a week late)! Better late than never right? I am sure you will agree that we had a fun time celebrating your birthday. As you know, the fun started five days early with a Minnie Mouse party at Hodge Podge on Main. Wow! What a crazy but precious night!!
A few days later, do you remember your excitement as we traveled to the Barter Theatre for our second annual birthday trip? Little House on the Prairie was great. Wasn’t it? I am sure you won’t ever forget seeing Mrs. Nelson is Missing last year. But, I think you liked watching Laura, Mary, Pa, and Ma a little more.
How did you like your special (one day early) birthday lunch? I bet I can guess your favorite part. The donut Neannie bought you, of course!!
I am sure you were super surprised when Mawmaw Wilma and Pawpaw David threw you a birthday celebration that very same evening. I know you were overly excited when you unwrapped the American Girl doll that you had been praying for. Things are so much sweeter when we wait on the Lord. Aren’t they?
How did it feel when November 8, 2013, your big day, finally arrived? Early that morning, were you anxious to see what the final celebration would be? I am sure when you thought of all the things that might come about, you never anticipated getting whipped cream smeared ALL over your face at your favorite Mexican restaurant in this one stoplight kind of town. I will never forget the look on your face through all that delightful mess! I was anxiously awaiting tears to begin trickling down your precious little cheeks. But to my surprise, you held them back so well. Another clear sign that you are growing up a little more each year.
Do you know the best part of birthdays coming and going each year? The very best part is watching you let the Lord mold you into who He wants you to be. Getting to be a part of seeing you grow closer to Him is worth more than anything this world has to offer. My heart smiles as simple phrases that show Christ’s love flow from your sweet little lips! Simple phrases such as: “I’ll get it for you, Mommy” “Come on Jayla. I will help you.” “Here you go James. I washed you a fork.” “Mommy, can I share my candy with Jacob?” Thank you sweet girl, thank you! We all love you very much. Jesus gave us a great blessing 7 years ago! And, I am very grateful.
Your Birthday Interview:
How old are you? 7
What is your favorite food? Cheesy potato soup; Mawmaw makes the best potato soup in the whole world!
What do you hope you never have to eat again? Broccoli
What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my cat, Smores
What is your favorite animal? Cat
What makes you happiest? Mawmaw’s house
What is the best memory from when you were 6? Going to Dollywood
What is one thing you’d like to do while you are 7? See a Christmas play at the Barter
What would you like to be when you grow up? Just a mommy (so sweet!!)
What is your favorite song? The Poochie Lip Disease
Where is your favorite place to eat? Mexican
What is your favorite book? If You Give a Dog a Donut
Where would you like to go on vacation? The beach
What would you like the world to know? I want them to know that I am seven years old.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136:1
Do you want to see her birthday interview from last year? https://learninggodsway.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/look-who-is-six/
Happy belated Birthday Jaden. It sounds like you have lots of great memories from all the ways you celebrated. Your American Girl Doll is beautiful, just like you. I hope your 7th year is very happy and healthy. God Bless You always sweetheart. You are such a blessing to your family and I really enjoyed reading all about these special things you have done ❤
Happy Birthday Jaden! Thank you for letting us celebrate your birthday with you!