Today is my daughter Olivia's 9th birthday. We had a little party at Grandma and Grandpa's house with the cousins, aunts, uncles and great-grandma to celebrate.
|"My dream came true!" We broke down and gave Olivia an MP3 for her birthday. I downloaded Mommy-approved songs (in other words, no Justin Bieber *grin*).|
|"I'm rich!" Olivia's gift from her grandparents in Hong Kong. Thanks, Lao Lao and Grandpa!|
|Olivia with her signed copy of Cecile: Gates of Gold by Mary Casanova.|
|Blowing out the candles.|
|Knitting needles from Grandma Nai Nai, who volunteered to teach Olivia how to use them.|
I know everybody says this, but it really DOES seem like yesterday that I was holding this baby girl in my arms:
Hard to believe I have a big, wonderful nine-year-old now.
may you have a wonderful year blessed by God.
I hope you remember all year long
how much your family loves you
and how precious you are.
Make your ninth year the best one ever, and most importantly,
cling to Jesus every minute.