Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings~

 
 
 
He is Risen Indeed!
 
 
We have much to celebrate this Resurrection Sunday!  Because Jesus is ALIVE,  our faith is not in vain~ as Christ followers, we have HOPE!
 
Besides celebrating Jesus today, we are also celebrating Emily!  As one of her friends told her this morning, "How perfect that your birthday would fall on Easter, because I don't know anyone who shines the light of Jesus as you do!"
 
So lots of celebrating going on here today.
 
Which includes lots of chocolate! It's a sweet, sweet day!
 
Friends, if you have a moment, would you be willing to leave some birthday wishes and encouragement for my biggest oldest girl?  She's 20 today, and many of you have been following her blog since she was just 13 years old! I know it would brighten her day.
 
 

25 comments:

jan said...

happy birthday Emily! may you see more of God's blessings on your life this year than ever before.... make Him Lord of your life :)

Anneli said...

Happy 20th Birthday sweet Emily! We met back on "Asia Blessings" Yahoo group and then I followed your blog. I even think you helped design mine (back when it was for my sister, Kiah) back in the day! I feel bad that I've lost touch with you but think of you often, especially as I read your Mom's blog. Hope you have such a special day filled with love, joy, and smiles. Would love to hear from you and get caught up if you ever have a moment! annelifjohnson@gmail.com

Blessings,
Anneli

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Emily!

Julie said...

Happy birthday Emily! I just know you from your blog, but I can tell you are really sweet! Hope your day is special!

Rita and John said...

Happy, happy birthday, Emily! Your brothers and sisters must have been thrilled to have you home for your birthday and Easter. Enjoy this wonderful day!

Liesl said...

Emily,
You are such an inspiration to so many of us......I came to know you thru AC's blog....and it was such an encouragement to us as we awaited our turn!!! Thank you for showing His love so obviously. I can only hope that I am able to raise up a daughter who is as wonderful as you seem to be! Happy Happy Day to you, my dear!
Liesl

Ellen said...

Emily, I pray your EASTER BIRTHDAY has been as special as you are! I am the Grandmommy that was so excited when you chose AUBURN!
I hope you have had a Blessed EASTER and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
WARRRRRR EAGLE !!!!

Eleanor Harte said...

Happy Birthday Emily! I just turned 20 - it's a good year, I think! I hope that you have an amazing day :)

Janet and Kevin said...

Happy Birthday sweet Emily. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Hugs,
janet and kevin and gang

dedm said...

Happy Easter to your beautiful family and Happy Birthday Emily! Hope your day was wonderful and filled with many blessings.

Joy said...

Happy birthday, Emily.

Catherine said...

Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Emily! I was reading your blog when you were just young and forgot that you were just 'little' at the time. You always wrote with such maturity. I loved hearing of your sweet AC and all that you experienced with her and then through the years as your family grew and grew. You are a light for HIM!

Happy Birthday!

likeschocolate said...

Beautiful photo! Happy Easter!

susieloulou said...

Happy Birthday Emily! I enjoyed reading the blog when you did so much writing, too. What a good big sister you are!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Emily! I have enjoyed following along with you for many, many years. Best of luck to you. Hope you had a blessed day.

~Christine
www.ourjourneytohannah.com

Love for Lilly Yin said...

Sorry I missed it by a day or two, Happy Birthday Emily! I hope you had a great weekend with the family!

Jan said...

So hard to believe Emily is turning 20! Wow! Happy Birthday Emily! I remember first reading your blog in 2007 before we travelled for Lilly - I think. Can't believe Lilly and Annaclaire are going to be 8.

Jean said...

Happy Birthday Emily!! God Bess you! We hope you had a wonderful day!!

I love your heart for the Lord!! And I love your blog that your Momma has now taken over! Can't imagine not being able to follow your family!

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday, Emily!
(The church in the background of your picture looks like our church! It's so rare to see that sloping roofline. :))

Wolfe's Home said...

Happy birthday, Emily! I have so much enjoyed following your blog over the last few years. For such a young blogger, your love for Jesus definitely shone through. May your next decade be filled with many blessings as you seek to follow Him in your life.

jeanette said...

I'm quite late on this..but Happy Belated Birthday to you Emily! I remember reading your blog "way back when"! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Plain Jane said...

Happy Birthday Emily all the way from County Armagh NI! Trust you had a wonderful day and many of Gods blessings are wished for you!,b.

Keri said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! You are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside!!

Keri

Wife of the Prez said...

Well, I'm late to the party, which seems to be the case as of late LOL!, but I still wish Emily the HAPPIEST of birthdays! I started reading the blog way back in 2007, so that was 6 years ago!!! I remember being very impressed with Emily's poise at such a young age. It is hard to believe that young lady is now 20 years old!

Happy 20th Emily!

Kristi said...

Happy birthday indeed Emily (though I'm a few days late to the party)!
I was just saying this week about how there are many, many jie-jies to Chinese siblings that are going to change this world...you are one of those I include in that number.
Keep shining His light to the world!

Blessings,
Kristi