Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"A's" special day!

Today is "A's" birthday. She is now a great big 6 year old!!!

For weeks now, she has been reminding us that her birthday is coming up soon,
and for weeks, we have been counting down the days.
Needless to say, she is one very excited 6 year old!

We ate lunch with "A" at school today,


and then had cupcakes after, in honor of her big day.

Sophie enjoyed her cupcake!

Hudson thought his was YUMMY too!

I know this little girl has only been with us for a few short months, but it's been long enough for us to fall in love.

I really don't know what the future holds, or if we will have the privilege of celebrating another birthday with her. My heart sure hopes so, but we just don't know.
The one truth I hold on to through all of this is---
I do know the ONE who holds her future, and I have entrusted Him with our precious "A".
I pray this verse for "A" every single day!!!

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord.
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a HOPE and a FUTURE!!!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!
You are SO..... LOVED!!!



23 comments:

Misty said...

Happy Birthday "A" have a great day... those cupcakes look yummy and thats a cute shirt!!!

We4Kingz said...

hApPy bIrThDaY "A"!!! Hope you have a fantastic day. You are very blessed to have been placed with a family who loves you so much.

Ashlee said...

Happy Birthday, A!! She looks like such a special little girl and I pray for God to keep His hand on her!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday little A! I think that it is wonderful that you have a foster child. Your family is precious!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

Happy Birthday Sweet "A"!!

Terri said...

Just precious!!!!!!! She looks so proud and so aware of all the love you are giving her. Happy Birthday sweet Miss "A"!!! blessings!!!

bella said...

Happy Birthday to Miss "A". It was no coincidence she was placed in your loving home. The happiness on her face says it all!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to Miss "A"! What sweet smiles! Hope her day is wonderful and lifelong memories are created today!

Deidre said...

What a blessing you are. She looks like she enjoyed every bit :)

Trudy said...

Happy Birthday A! You are a wonderful example of what a foster parent should be. Thank you for the inspiration of loving without holding back just because the future is unknown. She looks so proud.

Devin said...

So glad we serve a wonderful, amazing, all-knowing Lord who knows exactly the path for each of us!

Happy Birthday sweet girl! :)

Rachel said...

This makes me cry! You are such a wonderful Momma! Happy birthday to "A"! We all hope she's around for a long while too :)

Melanie said...

Aw, completely & totally precious! It looks like such a fun birthday celebration that you had today at school with A! She is SO precious & is just beaming in all of the photos! We are praying that her tender heart will come to know Jesus through the love that you are showing her. She's such a sweet girl & we are glad to know her!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday "A"!!!! God bless you.

BRANDY said...

Jenny, you are incredible! What a blessing you are to that sweet girl. I am so grateful for a Savior that uses us all to do His work. Happy birthday A!

These Are The Days said...

Beautiful post. I have been wondering how you do it and what your thoughts are. Love the shirt and bow. She's adorable and I'm so glad she was blessed to stay in your home. Happy Birthday "A".

Janet said...

I'm a blogstalker :) I've followed your blog for a while. I am so inspired by your family and the way you handle everyday life with such grace, poise, and love. You show Christ's love through your actions and it is so evident. Blessings to all.

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

So cute! Happy Birthday to her!

C'est Moi! said...

Happy Birthday, Miss A! Thank you, Jenny, for your encouraging posts that spur us on in our walks with the Lord!

Brittany said...

Happy birthday sweet "A"! I hope this year has wonderful things in store for you!
I've been quietly following for a while, and each time I see you talk about "A" I feel God tugging on my heart about foster parenting. Would you be willing to share a bit about how the process was for you and some of the steps you took to get there? Obviously I'm not looking for specifics about "A" or any other children, but I'm not sure where to start looking and how to go about learning how to become a foster parent. God is doing amazing things through your beautiful family and I thank Him for that and you!!

Brittany
brittanyritter -at- live -dot- com

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 6th Birthday, A!!! She is so blessed to have you and your family to love her!

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday Big girl! You are a very special little girl! I can see that you are truely loved! I love Spophie's new hair cut it is so cute and it will be easy to take care of!

Stephanie said...

Such as sweet post. "A" is such a treasure!