Happy Birthday, Jordan! Mom loves you so very much! I was so proud of you yesterday, and the strength you showed. You are my hero.
Lord, thank you for 12 beautiful years with this boy. May there be many more ahead...
Her daddy finally decided she was ready for a cell phone. And it is purple too! She has now entered the "all my friends have one" zone. Another step in responsibility and just plain growing up in our eyes.
AND MOM DOESN'T LIKE IT ONE BIT!!!
Don't get me wrong. I am not upset that she has a new phone. I am not upset that she is in the band at school playing at football games. I am not upset that she is already talking about driving. I am not upset that she is starting to babysit and earn her own money. In fact I am proud of her and all she has accomplished already in her young life.
No, what upsets me is that my little girl is turning into a young lady. What upsets me is that in another 4 and a half years my baby girl will be graduating. What upsets me is that this...
is now just a precious memory to hold in my heart forever.
Being a mom is sometimes bittersweet.
The birthday girl.
With her dad, who dressed up in his old "Rickshaw Rally" VBS costume from SEVERAL years ago. The kids loved it!
My one decorated corner. I ordered Chinese food from the local restaurant and the kids loved it. We had chicken on a stick (Kay's favorite), white rice, sweet and sour chicken, and wantons. I even had fortune cookies, some from the restaurant and some I had ordered with Bible verses in them. Of course we had cheese dip too. Can't have a party without it, can you?
We made them eat with chopsticks, or at least try to, before handing them a fork or spoon.
We decorated our homemade cupcakes with umbrellas. Kayla made the chocolate ones and I made strawberry.
I didn't have time to make her cookie cake this year, so I just bought one from the store. Kevin wrote her name in Chinese on top.
I used take out boxes from the restaurant for my goody bags. We had a pinata and they filled the boxes up with candy. They played games with chopsticks and everyone got a hat to take home with them. They loved it because it was different.
This picture is for my family who says I never get in the pictures. I was tired by the end of the night, can you tell?
One of my gifts to Kayla was a necklace I found that said "Jesus loves you" in Chinese. She loved it and wore it to the party.
Well, here is hoping you all had a great weekend! We sure did! May we all have a beautiful week. And remember... Jesus does love you!!!!