Today is our sweet Mandy's "official" birthday. She has been so excited for months, anxiously waiting for her birthday turn. She was awake before mom this morning and was so patient. She did all of her morning chores, dressed, helped her sister, and then she sat quietly on the couch waiting. Her daddy and I had to smother her with birthday hugs and kisses...she just grinned and giggled! She asked if May 2nd would always remain the same(her birthday) every year. We assured her that her birthday would always remain the same. It is so much fun to celebrate this "new" event with her. She has no recollection of ever celebrating the day of her birth. We missed sharing her day for the past seven years, and we look forward to lavishing her with a little "special" attention on her day. We will take her to her "favorite" place to eat... for Chinese food, and maybe take her to do something "girlie"(much to her brothers disapproval).
Mandy's big party celebration will be next weekend. She wanted her cousin/best friend to be able to make it to her party, so she wanted to wait a little longer for the fun activities. Never fear, she is counting down the remaining days until the fun begins! In the meantime, we will treat her to a "princess" day today and shower her with love. She is a "princess" of our King Jesus, and we love watching the work God is doing in her.
Happy Birthday sweet Mandy!!