Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday our dearest Emmalee
Happy Birthday to you!

I'm sure the angels sing it much better than we do baby girl but we just wanted you to know how much we love you and miss you! We are celebrating your life today and so wish you could be here. Daddy and I layed in bed this morning and he said to me..."this house to too quite to be celebrating a one year old's birthday" saddens us that you aren't here to see the cake I'm making...or for us to give you your birthday spankings (and a pinch to grow an inch). But...we are rejoicing for you because you are in a wonderful place and you are fully healed and I'm sure you are having the best birthday...better than any party we could ever throw you! Hopefully your brothers are behaving themselves and not blowing out your candle before you get to! Your cousins are going to be sending you up balloons today with messages and pictures on them for you to see...hopefully they get to you! (Although I'm not crazy and I know they truly will not make it to Heaven...we just thought it would be fun for them to do.) Well...just know how much we love you and how much we miss you! You will forever be our little Emmalee and April 10th will forever be your day! Happy Birthday!
We love you!
Mommy and Daddy

P.S. God -- will you please give our baby girl a hug and kiss from us. Thank you! And thank you for giving us a reason to celebrate. Even if she could not stay here with us we just thank you for her life and all that she means to us. Thank you for watching over us this past year and thank you for taking care of our kids for us...your love is amazing!


Candie said...

Happy Birthday, Emmalee!! Jon & Ali, you are in our thoughts and prayers today.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Emmalee! We are thinking of all of you today and everyday.

Jayson, Nikki, Sabrina, & Jerrin Nelson

Anonymous said...

Ali and Jon,
Know that you are loved on this day in April and every day, as God continues to hold you and pour out His blessings.
love, as always, mary g

Anna said...

Happy Birthday Emmalee

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Emmalee! Confident you had a great day!!

J and D Freed said...

Happy Birthday Emmalee! You are such a great writer & reflector and you're so creative and your an awesome Mom and Dad!!

Brittney said...

Do you know I check this like 10 times a day? I can't wait to hear back from someone who found the balloons!!

Anonymous said...

We have been thinking of you all. The blogging Britt did about Emmalee's birthday showed us how to celebrate a life-even a short one here on earth. What a beautiful way to remember her!Love you all, Dave and Lynne

Anonymous said...

Ali and Jon,
Such a nice thing you did to celebrate the love you have for Emma. You two have set the bar high! One thing you said reminded me of something I heard on a Gaither video and I have actually done that too - asking God to take your loved one aside and tell them how much you love them - or him or her. Somehow, I think He does that. You are so loved!