March 16, 2010

9


My girl just celebrated her 9th birthday. Emma Grace, this is who you are at 9.

You adore your family and pets. You are a Momma's girl most of the time but love to snuggle with your daddy and get loud and crazy with him. You occasionally are sweet to your big sister but more often than not these days, it is your goal to annoy her.

 You love school and are a great student. You love math and science and learning hands on. You are very smart and ask a lot of questions. You have a natural curiosity about life. You love your teachers and your best friends in class, Griselda and Azumi. You are drawn to good, sweet girls and have no time for mean girls. You love riding horses, playing with your friends, exploring, nature, playing games, art projects, animals, swinging, humming, antiquing and reading. You spend an incredible amount of time reading and are working your way through all of the Nancy Drew books, both old and new. You are incredibly excited about moving and can't wait to spend your days in the Village.

You are beautiful inside and out, funny, smart, stubborn, steadfast, happy, compassionate, loving, loyal, creative, girly and nurturing. You have the cutest freckles and that adorable dimple in your right cheek. You love being the baby and want to go to college close to us so you can live at home. After graduation you want to buy a farm near us in the village and raise chickens, miniature donkeys and horses. You want to be a full time Mommy when you grow up and you want to have twin girls.

I wish I could stop time. I wish I could wrap you up in my arms and keep you sweet and little forever. I wish I could protect you from all the hard parts of growing up. Emmy, it has been my honor to be your mommy. I've loved every moment of staying home and taking care of you. It has been one of the great gifts of my life. Thank you for being my girl. I love you. I hope your 9th year is your best year yet and that all of your dreams come true.

19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Jen, she sounds like a dream come true! Lucky you, lucky her! What a sweet tribute.

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  2. Sweet:) It goes by so fast. My guy is turning 16 in May! I don't feel old enough to have a boy that age!

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  3. Happy birthday! My baby turns 9 on Thursday..... Time has flown by in our household. And I completely understand about the annoying big sister... must go with the territory! Birthday blessings!

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  4. What a wonderful post and I hope that your daughter has a great birthday and a year full of happiness, wonderful surprises, and most of all love!

    Kat :)

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  5. Such a precious & beautifully written post Jen! Happy 9th Birthday Emma ~ hope your special day is wonderful ♥

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  6. A very happy birthday to your dear, sweet Emma.

    I'm jealous of her special trip to the bookstore! We miss Pages the cat...a trip there was part of our Christmas and birthday traditions. Unfortunately, there just isn't anything like that here in Texas. Maybe I should seriously think about opening a wonderful children's bookstore. Hm??

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  7. Happy Birthday to Emma Grace! (She shares a name with each of my two girls.) She looks and sounds like a beautiful young lady. . .

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  8. What an adorable girl you have there! The apple obviously fell very close to the tree. It sounds like you have the perfect little (and sadly getting bigger), companion. As a fellow little sister, I totally understand Emma's need to annoy. We can't help it....it's just how the world is supposed to work.

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  9. I have a tear in my eye now after reading this lovely, heartfelt post. Your dear Emma looks & sounds like a beautiful person who is full of life. No matter how old she is I bet you two will always have a special connection, like I do with my eldest who is almost 18. Hope the birthday celebrations were lots of fun xo

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  10. You can save this post in a time capsule for her. Happy 9th birthday. Children learn what they live.
    Best wishes,
    bg

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  11. You brought tears to my eyes. My little Baby Bee just turned 9 too. It's such a fun age. She's my one and only and I feel as blessed as you do to have your sweet Emmy.

    Your friend,
    Janelle

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  12. That was such a sweet post! My oldest daughter just turned nine as well. I can't believe how they grow up so fast. Our daughters sound so similar - she too LOVES animals and sets up and plays "antique store" with her little sister!

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  13. Happy birthday Emma Grace! Said with big tears in my eyes from your wonderful mommy!! You are such a mix of your mommy and daddy! And keep on riding girl! Best thing ever~! :)
    xoxo
    Kristi

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  14. Beautiful girl...beautiful name.

    Suz

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  15. sweet sweet sweet~

    love to your girl on her special day!
    Your such a good mama~

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  16. that was simply lovely- enjoy each other...i have 3 and they are just a daily joy x

    Melissa

    http://misssewandso.blogspot.com

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  17. I just realized your name is Jen! ;) I think this is my first visit here!? another Jenn here... who lives in a cookie cutter house wishing I was in an old remodeled vintage home! too funny!

    Beautiful post about your little girl! I love it! She would get along well with my 9 year old I think! ;)

    Nice to meet you Jen!

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  18. She is pure divinity. And I'm stating for the record, once and for all, that a 4 year age difference is NOT too much.

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  19. Oh Jen, precious! I totally understand about stopping time! Wish i could have with mine, now youngest grandson Gage will be three in April, wish I could again.......Lori

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