Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Aubrey Grace

This last week we celebrated our daughter Aubrey Grace's birthday as she turned eleven. We did the normal birthday stuff; cake, candles, presents, song & a birthday spanking.

For Aubrey, the party was just family (she really doesn't like much fanfare or spotlight) and went just as she wished.

When it came time to open the gifts she was so excited every time she got something she really wanted. When she opened the utility gifts such as a hairbrush, clothing etc., she was just as excited. When she opened the gift her younger sister made her, which was a picture made with crayon and copy paper, she seemed to be more excited for it than anything else.

What I love about Aubrey is her concern and feeling for those around her. She has developed this value for time and effort beyond her years. It meant so much to her that Katie had taken the time and effort to make something just for her. Something that no other person in the world can have. The attention of her little sister.

I can honestly say that I know no other person in the world who understands that life is more than any object. Life to her is in work, not the achievement, and in this, she has achieved much wisdom and grace at such an early age.

Happy Birthday Aubrey! I'm so proud that you are my daughter (yes, God does bless us)


Skip said...

Please tell Aubrey Happy Birthday from me as well. Grace is a wonderful middle name for her and it was chosen at a time when you didn't know that she would be as full of it as she apparently is. You are truly blessed with a wonderful family and I am so very happy for you all. Reading about you all is like reading a chapter of "Little House on the Prairie".

God Bless, Skip

Jerri Dalrymple said...

I agree with Skip about the "Little House on the Prairie" remark! Tell Aubrey Happy Birthday. What a sweet, loving young lady you have!