Happy Birthday Anne!!

Today was Anne’s 7th birthday! I can’t believe my little Anne is 7!

Anne has been telling everyone all week that her birthday was coming up.. “My birthday is September 9th. I am turning seven!” Last year, she wasn’t able to express much emotion, and I remember wondering if she even realized it was her birthday… She’s come a long way over the past year!!!

I’m not very good at planning social events – so my kids’ birthday celebrations have always been more practical than extravagent :-) But I really wanted Anne to feel special today. The birthday festivities started at school. She had a large “Happy Birthday” sign on the back of her chair. I signed up to be the “Mystery Reader” for her class. I was impressed as Anne sat still and attended as I read her two favorite books to her class. I brought a special birthday treat for everyone, and after the kids finished, we all sang “Happy Birthday” to Anne. I wish I could have gotten a picture of her smile. It covered her whole face. She was radiant. When the class finished, she said, “Thank you everyone for singing Happy Birthday to me.” So sweet.

I invited some of her favorite girls to come over for a small dinner. Again, I was impressed when she tried to smile for the camera. Anne hasn’t quite learned how to smile on cue – but she was sure trying in this picture!

Kate had a good time helping Anne open all of her presents.

I think she felt special today. Happy Birthday Anne!!!!

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20 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Anne!!

  1. Janis Dyke (whom you do not know but prays daily for all of you) says:

    Happy Birthday, Anne! What a beautiful young lady you are. Such pretty eyes! I pray you will have a wonderful year turning 8. From Ms Janis in Penney Farms, FL

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  2. Pat Duggan says:

    Happy Birthday, Anne! My oldest daughter, Paige, has the same birthday as you!

    You look so much like your dad looked at that age! I know that you must be just as sweet as he was. Love, Pat Duggan in Albany, Ga.

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  3. Lucel-Melody Wings says:

    Happy Birthday, Anne.
    7, WOW! May this be an incredible year of exploration and discovery.
    YOU are AMAZING. Your whole family is.

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  4. Anne, Happy Birthday! I’m so glad you at 7! What a wonderful age! You’re going to have the best year of your life so far! You are surrounded with so much love! I’ll bet you and your girlfriends had a blast at your party at home! I remember having girlfriends over to my house when I was your age. But that was a very long time ago! I still love birthday parties, though! Aren’t they just so much fun! I know you’re going to have so many, many more. You know your mother, daddy, sister and brother love you very much! Your pictures are great! I especially like the ones of you smiling! I can tell you’re having a great time! God bless you, Anne!
    God is good and He loves you so very much!
    Here’s a BIG birthday hug just from me!
    Love you!
    Ms. C…

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  5. mrs. hils says:

    Little Anne, I am so happy to hear that you had such a great birthday! I can tell that you had a lot of fun because you look so happy! Lots of love and birthday hugs, The His :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to our sweet little Anne, So your birthday is September 9th, & your 7 years old. God Bless you for being a sweet little girl that has been in my heart for several years.
    I love being a prayer warrior for you & your wonderful healing. Thank you Kathryn for sharing Anne’s progress with us.
    Hearing that you are improving every day, has made this date September 9th, special for me & my husband too, it’s our 44th anniversary too. Maybe next year we could celebrate together.
    Love you & your family and keep up the good work.

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  7. Emma Ahouse says:

    My name is Emma. I am 5 years old . I go to kindergarten. I pray for you every day to have a great day at school, I hope you make a lot of friends.

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