For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday,Sweet Mandy

**Mandy's birthday was officially Saturday. Since we were camping (or so we thought...see post below), I didn't get to write her birthday post.**
Here goes:
Mandy is one beautiful young lady both inside and out. We are amazed at all the changes and growing that she has gone through since joining our family. She still occassionally has trouble with family concepts, but we are amazed at the progress she is making.(We will celebrate her second year FFD at the end of July.) She has a very sweet heart and disposition. She loves to help her younger siblings and is very patient with them. Her courage continues to astound us. She will try almost anything at least once...whether it is a new food or a new adventure. She is learning to be less "princessy" in this houseful of boys; however, she is still a "girly-girl" loving clothes, jewelry,and (if mom would let her) makeup. God has blessed her with an amazing talent for ballet and dance. Her dance teacher told us that she believes Mandy has dancing "in her bones". We know that she loves to dance and looks forward to her classes each week! She is quickly learning to read and speak English fluently. Just recently Mandy dedicated her life to Jesus, and we look forward to all that God has planned for her. She is one amazing little girl, and we stand in awe that we were chosen by God to be her parents.
Happy birthday our sweet Mandy!


David and Sarah said...

Beautiful, beautiful girl.

I'm sorry about the shortened camping trip, but it sounds like the part that you did have was delightful.


Jill and Rick said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Mandy!

Jill and Rick, Ashlie, Allie and Annie