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Monday, April 20, 2009

Our little girl is 10 years old!







Today we celebrated Rebekah's 10th Birthday. We had a rough weekend; after spending much of Saturday in the ER with Elijah, several of the children came down with the stomach flu on Sunday. I was so thankful that the Lord kept Beka from being sick (so far) so she could enjoy her special day.
Daniel had a lot of office work he needed to get done and most of the children were lying around resting/recovering. So I was so excited to be able to take Rebekah out for the afternoon like I'd planned. What a wonderful time we had! She said it was the best afternoon ever and thanked me and hugged me; but I tell you, she was the one who made it so much fun. I love being with Rebekah. The smallest things bring her so much excitement and joy. Her fun, joyful and loving spirit is contagious and she always brightens my day.
We first went up to the NICU to visit Samuel. Beka certainly has a built in mothering touch and a love for all babies and little children. She was hoping so much that Samuel would be home for her birthday, and when she heard that it will still be a while (he still is having problems with his heartrate/apnea), she wanted to postpone her birthday meal/cake until we could ALL be together. So that is just what we'll do :)
After the hospital, we went out to lunch where she ordered a chicken/cranberry sandwich, yogurt with fruit/granola, and a smoothie for us to share. It was delicious and the time spent talking even sweeter.
Finally, we went shopping for her birthday. She picked out a purse (with some fun thigns to fill it), some pink flip-flops, a kit to make bracelets and one to weave potholders, and a camera.
She opened her gifts tonight and then we went around the room with each person sharing special things about Rebekah.
Rebekah is a servant...she see's needs and meets them often often without being asked. She loves to take care of little children and is so creative in her play. She has about as much energy as our other 11 combined and while we are often telling her to slow/calm down, I am grateful for the way she puts her whole heart into most everything she does.
Thank you Lord for giving us Rebekah...she is so sweet, sensitive, and caring.

22 comments:

  1. Her bubbly personality really shows through her smiles. Happy Birthday sweet girl.

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  2. Happy !0th Birthday Rebekah!

    Kim in NC

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  3. Happy Birthday Rebekah! Sorry everyone is feeling kinda sickly :( Hope they are all better soon. How sweet that she wants to wait on her brother :) Hope Samuel is home soon.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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  5. Aww, she's so beautiful! Sounds like such a sweet child. The days go by so fast, even when they seem to be moving slowly. I can tell you do a great job of enjoying the here and now. You are blessed, but you know this! Continuing to pray for little Samuel and that he will be home soon. Thanking the Lord that Elijah is okay.

    Love,
    Melissa

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  6. Rebekah,
    Happy Birthday from the Morris family! I know you are your mom's right hand lady!! May the Lord continue to make you a pillar for His palace, adorned with meekness, quietness in spirit, and may He give you grace to gain wisdom from those that are nurturing for you that you will be filled with all the graces of being a godly mother and wife in the years ahead and may he bless you with a godly husband like your daddy and make you fruitful with thousands in Israel like your mommy!!! We love you, and think of your family so much!
    Mrs. Morris

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  7. Happy Birthday, Rebekah!

    She sounds a lot like my little girl. What a blessing.

    xoxo, Veronica in CA

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  8. Happy Birthday Rebekah!
    Love to all the Lockwoods!
    We look forward to the day when Samuel gets to come home! (Abigail had brady's too. It was hard to wait for them to go away.)
    Nathan, Melanie & Abigail

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  9. Congratulations to your sweetie!

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  10. Your "little girl" is also very pretty. Happy 10th Birthday Rebekah. God has blessed you with a beautiful family. May He bless you abundantly too.

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  11. Rebekah is such a pretty girl. Everytime I see a photo of her that you have posted I think what a sweet girl she looks to be. It really does show through in her eyes and her smile. She always looks so joyful. I read your blog all the time but rarely comment. You are a sweet mom and you have a precious family. Hope your newest addition is home with the rest of you soon! Happy Birthday Rebekah!

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  12. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. She sounds like a real gem! Just wondering, are you Amish? Or is there another reason your girls always wear those long dresses all the time? Are they allowed to wear pants or shorts, too?

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  13. Happy birthday Rebekah! And, wonderful pictures...I always love seeing so many happy faces and smiles! :)
    Love,
    Jen

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  14. Got a little choked up reading that! As a mom to 1 daughter (and 2 sons) I agree that nothing beats a mother-daughter afternoon spent together...and my daughter is only 3 so it can only get sweeter. Rebekah has one of those faces that seems to be always smiling (from the photos you post). What a happy, sweet looking girl!

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  15. What a beautiful family you have =)

    Blessings,
    Linda<><
    www.homeschooling6.com

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  16. Happy Birthday to sweet Rebekah!!! I LOVE to see your daughter's smiling face in such a Big happy grin!!! :) I'm so glad you could celebrate such a special day!!! Praying for Samuel . . .
    hugs - misty brown :)

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  17. Happy Birthday, Sweet Rebekah!! :o) My oldest girl is your age. I think it would be SO neat if we could meet some day!

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  18. Happy 10th birthday Rebekah! What a special day it was, I'm so glad you and your mommy got to do some fun things together for the occasion. And what a sweetheart you are for wanting to wait until Samuel comes home for the party.

    Jaclynn

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  19. Happy Birthday Rebekah!! I'm so glad you got to have a special day with Mummy.

    We are praying that Samuel will be home soon.

    Summer

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  20. The double diget birthday! Never to be aq single digit again. What a happy growing-up year. Happy Birthday Rebekah!

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  21. I love to see Rebeka's smile!!I am also blessed to have one of those sweeties!

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