Moving back in time a bit . . . to the weekend before last when we gathered to celebrate our Bekah's sixteenth birthday . . .
Again, this party was hers. She chose the colors, the decorations, the menu, and even made her own cake. She loves to plan parties and helps me all year long, but she knows that she is the Executive Planner on her own birthday and she revels in it!
I think she did a good job! It was such a pretty party, perfect for sweet sixteen!
We took some photos of the birthday girl with each branch of the family . . .
|with her oldest sister Kristin's family|
|with her brother Ryan's family|
|with her Gammy (my mom)|
|with her MomMom (Ron's mom)|
I had to snap this shot of Peter with his spectacles. Isn't he darling?! He has been pretending to be "John" of the Peter Pan story. He was disappointed that he had to remove his "glasses" for the family photo. :)
I loved Kristin and Macie's coordinating mother/daughter dresses!
|Macie, playing with the Fisher Price cash register her mama once played with|
Bekah wore her lovely hope necklace, made for her by our dear friend Terri. Hope is her middle name, and it is also her story.
What a gift this girl is . . . sweet sixteen, lovely, musical, artsy, bright, sensitive, tenderhearted, funny, unhurried, a lover of beauty, and wise beyond her years. On her birthday, I always reflect on the amazing journey that brought her here and my heart is filled with gratitude.
Birthday blessings to our youngest, our Rebekah Hope! We love you with all our hearts and we pray that you continue to walk in His goodness and grace.