Updated... I forgot to give an example of the type of daughter Emily is~ she was invited with 2 different friends to go to their beach houses over spring break. Each family was leaving on Good Friday. Emily declined both invitations and told me after the fact. When I asked why, she said, "I knew how important is was to you have us all together on Easter, with Will coming in and all. I asked when they were leaving and when they said on Friday, I told them no. If they had gone on Monday, though, I would have gone!" Emily, I just LOVE how you think of others, and not just yourself. Thank you. You are such a gift.
This is Mom, hacking in to wish my beloved girl a very HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Emily you are a gift from God, a blessing to our family, and a delight to your mom. (and dad) I LOVE your heart, your smile, your very easy going disposition and the joy you bring to your little sisters. You are the best daughter and sissy anyone could ever ask for!!!!! God is going to do great things through you~ I just know it! Happy Birthday Emily!
PS~ One thing I KNOW about Emily, is that she's a girl who LOVES when you comment on her blog. SO, maybe, just maybe, could you all take the time to leave her a birthday wish????