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!!!!

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


  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.


  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.


  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…


  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 :)


  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.


  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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