Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Birthday in Heaven…

I would have never dreamed that last year would have been your last birthday…

I would have never dreamed that as I made your birthday dinner, as Daddy came home with those beautiful yellow roses for you, and as we sat around the table that night and ate delicious birthday cake after you blew out those candles, that it would be your last birthday here with us. 

Even though you aren’t here today, please know that January 6th will always be a special day for our family.  It will be a day for us to remember you and reflect on all the wonderful memories we have of you.  I’m just glad we have such sweet memories of celebrating your past birthdays. 

This year, we're celebrating the fact that Mom is having the most amazing birthday in Heaven right now.  I bet it’s the most amazing birthday party ever… :)

You will always hold a special place in our hearts, Mom.  You were an awesome mom and truly a special person...and blessed so many people. We miss you and love you so very much!

Love, Emmylou


  1. Thank you for sharing, Emily. Praying for you and your family!

  2. This was a beautiful post Emily and a very special tribute to your mom! I haven't known you long but I'm sorry for your loss.

  3. Praying for a wonderful day of peace as you celebrate. Beautiful post <3

  4. This is precious, Em!

    Your mom was a very special person indeed...she definitely touched my life. And she will always hold a dear place in my heart. :)


  5. Beautiful, Emily. :)

    My daddy passed away when I was five, and the date of his death (January 9) is nearing... it is always a hard time for me, and I can feel your pain. =/ But God is always there - you are never alone. :)

  6. I know that there is special pain on these anniversaries. May God give you and your family peace and comfort!

  7. This is beautiful.
    I'm sure your Mom is having a wonderful time where she is now :)


  8. happy heaven birthday to your mom. this was so precious. :))
    -jocee <3

  9. oh, my... I didn't realize that your momma was in heaven... but I can't imagin how that would feel! I'm praying for you right now! My mom is going through chemo treatment(which is all in God's hands), and couldn't image life without her! I'm praying that you all find confort in the Father's hands!
    Sending love,

  10. i bet that the angels are all singing happy birthday, complete with trumpets and Jesus singing the "hip hip!" before everyone choruses the "hooray!" ♥
    i never met your mum, but i know that she was amazing.

  11. I'm right there with you on daddy's birthday is December 6th and it will always be a special day to me. It's hard to believe he's been gone 11 years..

  12. So beautiful, Em! Isn't it so comforting to know that she is resting his His arms?! Praying that you continue to grow in the Father that is also wrapping His arms around your dear Mom. ((hugs)) <3

  13. What a sweet post, Emily. I know that your Mom was/is proud of you. I am praying for you and your family!

    In Christ,

  14. happy birthday to your beautiful, precious mum, emily! i bet she having one birthday party in heaven : )

  15. Happy Birthday to your mother in Heaven. :) This was so sweet.


  16. Hugs Emily.
    Praying for you and your family.

  17. Hugs to you, Emily. Thinking of you and your family today and praying that you have had a blessed day with wonderful memories of your mom.

  18. Oh my word...I think a couple tears fell while reading this...or maybe they were just totally frozen in place because I got goosebumps reading it. Em, this was so beautiful!!! <3 Yes, I bet she's having the most AMAZING birthday up there!!!! :) ::squeals::

  19. This was a beautiful post - it brought the tears to my eyes. I could not imagine losing my mom, and I feel and pray for you. Your mom sounds like she was a very godly and wonderful woman. May God give you strength and grace, and guide you throughout 2012.

    As an aside, I just want to say that I really enjoy reading your blog - you have it done up so nicely!


  20. Emily, thank you for your comment on our blog! I love hearing from fellow bloggers!

    I am praying for you as you start this new year off as well as this first birthday week without your mom. I can tell by reading your blog that she would be very proud of you.

  21. Beautiful post I'm all teary-eyed...praying for you and your family.


  22. That's so sweet... and sad at the same time! I'll be praying for you! <3

  23. Praying for you. I know that you are encouraging me and other girls with your godly view on all things. :)