Thursday, March 31, 2011

She's 10 today...

And how I wish that I could be there to hug her and kiss her and tell her how much she is loved and just make her feel downright SPECIAL because of who God has created her to be. I know Randy does too.

I bet she would love our silly birthday breakfast tradition of getting the special red plate with a donut and a candle on top and she would probably laugh and roll her eyes like all of us do when we try to sing the birthday song together {off-key}.

She would certainly join in on the obligatory embarrassing ridiculously goofy family picture that we always take. {Funny that we never plan for it to turn out this way... yet somehow they ALWAYS do!}

How do I know that she will participate?

I don't know her well enough yet to know which she would like better for a birthday dessert...

The yummy ice-cream cake with candy bar and cookie topping?

 Or something a little more pretty and personalized?

I wonder what she would choose when she could pick anything she wanted me to make for dinner and I am sure she wouldn't mind the attention she would get when all of us: mom, dad, brothers, sister, aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandparents came to celebrate with her.

I think she would get a kick out of having a "date" with mommy or daddy like we do sometimes with our kids.  If it were with mommy, we'd probably go shopping or to get our nails done- because I know how much she likes to be girly and have pretty things.

If it were with daddy, I bet they would go out for ice-cream and just be silly together- because I know she can be pretty goofy sometimes and daddy can always make us laugh. :)

Most of all, I pray that this is the LAST birthday that she will ever spend without a family to love on her and make her feel completely precious.

For you created my inmost being; 

you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
   your works are wonderful, 
   I know that full well. 
 My frame was not hidden from you 
   when I was made in the secret place, 
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 
Your eyes saw my unformed body; 
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book 
   before one of them came to be."  Psalm 139:13-16

Meul kam le deut {Happy Birthday}
to our beautiful girl! 

***I think we will be making some cupcakes today in her honor! :)


Jessica said...

What a beautiful post-brings tears to my eyes. Praying you'll be posting pictures of you with her on her next birthday.


Rebekah said...

Oh, this brought tears to my eyes too! She should be with her family on her birthday! Praying that you can get her home REALLY soon!

Leah said...

Beautiful post. I haven't commented in awhile, but I read every post! Praying for your family and that your kiddos will be home soon!

silverjewel said...

I so hope that this is her last birthday separated from all of you! BTW, my vote is for the ice cream cake!!!

Kim said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl Candice!! I am praying she is in your arms soon!

Whitney and Daniel Bunker said...

Agreeing in prayer with you! Can't wait to hear about your trip this month!

Wih love- Whitney

Debb said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DAUGHTER! I love the fact that this IS the last one she will spend without her Forever Family! :) Sweet post!

The Princess and the Tot said...

Happy birthday sweet girl! This is truly a beautiful post, Candice, and I can't wait to see all the answers next year!

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