Bonjour mes amis!
Twenty-two years ago, my due date (with baby #3) of May 5 came...and went. So, I wasn't going to have a Cinco de Mayo Baby Girl afterall! (Come to think of it, that would have been an awesome birth day for my girl, who's getting her Minor in Spanish at the University!)
But, all good things come to those who wait, and instead, I received a wonderful little Bundle...Ms. Emerald...on the Eve of Mother's Day. I got to be
Since I am here in France for her Special Day, and she's in Texas, I want to wish her...
Whoops! I'm getting carried away. (That last one was in Dutch!)
You get the idea, Ms. Emerald!
We wish you a...
Very Happy Birthday!
We miss you very much!
But...we decided on the other name...
Well, that didn't stop Ms. Sapphire. As a matter of fact, at 3 1/2 years old, Ms. Sapphire went right up to our Pastor, and in no uncertain terms, told him what we (her parents) were calling Baby Emerald, but that her REAL name was the one SHE had chosen! (Perhaps she thought he could give Ms. Emerald the "right" name as he Baptized her!) Though, in the end, we got the final say...we love this precious memory!
We're thankful for Our Children who are Siblings, but also Friends. All our "Precious Jewels"...Ms. Emerald, Ms. Sapphire, and the Diamond Duo...will be celebrating together this weekend...making their Parents proud of how they care for Eachother!
Wishing you a Very Blessed Birthday, Ms. Emerald!
With our Love,
Mom, Dad and Jewelius