Somehow, my "baby" has turned seventeen already!
The years have flown by,
from the time we brought our little preemie home from the hospital
through all the years in between
|8 years old|
|11 years old|
. . . and now, she is a young lady on the cusp of adulthood.
My mama-heart flutters a little when I realize that this time next year, all of my children will be adults and this chapter of my life will end. But mostly, I am so grateful that I have had the wonderful privilege and responsibility of raising this precious girl, walking alongside her, encouraging and being encouraged by her as we have grown in grace together!
On Sunday, we gathered to celebrate Bekah with a Sound of Music birthday party!
(We played the soundtrack during the party. Click ~here~ for a song!)
🎜 Raindrops on roses 🎝
🎜 Brown paper packages tied up with string 🎝
🎜 These are a few of my favorite things 🎝
"A Few of My Favorite Things" game:We named some of Bekah's favorite things (dark chocolate, Sherlock Holmes, high heels, etc.)
and each player stood near the appropriate sign.
|Sadly, Ryan had to work, but Paul was willing to participate in Wrapping Paper Antics.|
|Bekah with Mommom|
|The kids performed a skit for Bekah! :)|
|with Aunt Linda|
|with her sisters|
|with her nieces and nephews|
As I do every year, I reflect on the hard and beautiful story of Bekah's coming into this world and I am filled with gratitude. She was meant to be! Our God has a plan for her life!
For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.
Therefore I also have lent [her] to the LORD;
as long as [s]he lives [s]he shall be lent to the LORD.”
I Samuel 1:27,28