[caption id="attachment_383" align="alignleft" width="133" caption="First bite of cupcake! "]
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_384" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="does life get any better than all these wonderful friends?"]
[caption id="attachment_386" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="kiddos exploring at the park"]
[/caption] well i know i don't believe in magic, but it just felt too good, impossibly wonderful. Disneylandish. Aw, thank you Lord for this day! I am still feeling the
warmth of joy from yesterday. i think the pictures tell the story. the day started with dedicating hannah at church. as i sat in the row at church, hugged by my dad, with my La Tea's in front of me, my grub club all around me, my small group right behind me, and my family all beside me i thought i wouldn't be able to catch my breath i felt so moved with love. and the privelege of dedicating hannah back to the Lord who so very generously gave her to us and asking this community to join us in sharing the love of Jesus with her and praying that she may come to know and be in relationship with Him, oh my. it's just a cup full of hope. and i loved that with her very curious eyes, she examined the pastor and recieved the annoiting for her dedication. she said "Hi" to the crowd over and over throughout the dedication and it was just too funny. Stephen and I's hearts were so full.
then, later at the park, dressed in a birthday present dress and homemade party hat from my oldest friend, Mal, Hannah listened to 15 kiddos (all under 5 I might add) singing happy birthday to her. it was the greatest little sight and most beautiful noise i could have imagined. i was brought to tears at that very moment as i was overwhelmed with pleasure and amazement that we were at my daughter's birthday. i couldn't believe it. still. we have a kid. and all these beautiful other kids are in her life and singing to her. really. wow. i am so refreshed by joy today I just can't explain it. again, a year later, I am reminded so powerfully of God's goodness and the way He LAVISHES his love on us.
[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignleft" width="133" caption="oh happy day!"]
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_391" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="thank you family for all you did to make this celebration possible!!!"]