The day she was born I was blessed beyond what I ever could have imagined!
My first born was a boy and I longed to have a girl also. I dreamed how I would dress her in pink and put pink polka dot ribbons in her hair. We would play dolls and drink tea out of her tea set. When she grew older we would work alongside in the kitchen, while laughing together and talking about her dreams. As she reached her teenage years, she would be my best friend. Then one day she would meet her Prince and we would give her a fairy tale wedding. She would wear a snow white wedding dress and be her king’s helpmeet forever!
Not everything in my dream for my first born daughter has come true yet, but on the night before her 13th birthday, by God’s grace, my daughter is in every way more than I could ever have dreamed!
She still loves to dress in pink and put pink polka dot ribbons in her hair. She still play dolls - now with her little sister and lately we drink tea out of my Royal Albert tea set. She does everything in the house alongside me, while we chat and laugh together. In our hectic household of ten people (four little people 5 years and under) it is no easy task to clean the house; do heaps of laundry, and take care of the many small demands of little children.
Every evening she makes a delicious salad (mainly for Dad) to go with the main meal.
She’s seldom to tired or to busy to do what we ask her to do. We also have lots of fun - experimenting with baking, using healthy alternatives and doing crafts together once a week!
She’s soft hearted and diligent, she is my best friend and right hand, she’s faithful and caring, taking care of me when I’m taking strain while pregnant or haven’t slept for several nights in a row, looking after sick children or teething babies!
Most of all, she loves the Lord and longs to please Him, serve Him, follow Him and learn more of His will for her live! She has a teachable spirit and take heed when rebuked.
This very special girl’s name is Heidi-Mari. Her name means honored and blessed and surely she is a blessing!
This weekend she will turn thirteen, entering young womanhood and to honor her for the special person she is, I’ve made her a birthday card. Most of the time she is the one making cards for other people!
Happy Birthday Heidi-Mari!
Thank you for being the beautiful young girl you are!
It is our prayer that you will keep growing in your love for the Lord, serving him more and more and become everything He intended you to be!
May the Lord increase your strength;
and bless you with peace. (Ps 29:11)
We love you lots and lots!
Pappa, Mamma, your sister and 6 brothers.
By now, Heidi-Mari is well known in the card making world, entering challenges every week. With this once-of-card, I’ve decide to enter a few challenges, myself.
I’ve use the layout of Friday Sketchers.
With the lace, ribbon, bows, distressing, sparkling paper and girly image (which Heidi-Mari coloured for me) I could enter quite a few challenges:
At Craftaligious challenges they set the theme for cute; at Fairy Fun Fridays, Anything Goes; the challenge at Wee Memories is Free for All; at Totally Papercrafts the theme is One for the Girls; One Stitch At A Time wants a Little Ribbon, Lace and A Bow on the card; Quirky Crafts wants Ribbon too; Crafty Catz and One Stop Crafts wants you to use Distressing and Crafty Cardmakers, Inky Fingers; Stampavie and More want to see Sparkling and Digi Doodle Shop’s Best, texture.
Making this card, without Heidi-Mari’s help, was a real challenge, but it was big fun!