Could She Really Be 8? {Yup, 2 days in a row}

Our girl who has never ending joy and 
unimaginable enthusiasm for life 
is celebrating her 8th birthday today….
Daddy’s going to be in Africa
on Elizabeth’s actual birthday
and was more than willing to celebrate her
8th birthday
If you haven’t read Elizabeth’s story,
you are missing out on a Last Minute Rescue 
by Almighty God.
{Oh how He loves the orphan!}
It’s the kind of story you won’t want to put down.
{Your family will love it as well.}
 It all begins here…
Elizabeth wanted Eggs, Bacon and Hash Browns.
But mommy invented something new…
Hash Blacks.
Here’s the Recipe:
Hash Browns.
Forget them for about an hour.
Now officially called Hash Blacks.
She smiled anyway.
That’s my girl.

Quick Trip Down Memory Lane….
Two year old Elizabeth when Daddy found her…
July 2008

A few days before the house burned down…
Elizabeth and Elijah had been home less than 4 weeks….
but our girl has always loved dresses.
She would dig through the pile at the orphanage 
until she found a dress to put on
after her ‘bath’.  
Oh Elizabeth Mercy,
you are such a delight to all who know you.
Your spunk for life is unmatched.
Your optimism unbeatable.
And one day we pray that your dreams
are realized and you join your big sister
in Africa caring for treasures.

Now we praise the Lord at home.


As family.


If you’d like to wish our precious girl 
a happy birthday,
she’d definitely love, love, love it.

34 thoughts on “Could She Really Be 8? {Yup, 2 days in a row}

  1. Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Elizabeth, I know you are gonna do big things in your lifetime. I remember you story just like it was yesterday, I can hardly believe you are 8. Many hugs and happy wishes to you today.

  2. Wishing You the HAPPIEST of Birthdays ever!!!
    ..….✿•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•✿…….
    ……. . . ✿•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•✿ . . ……
    ……….…………♥ •.¸.•´♥………………….

  3. Sweet Eliziabeth, your smile always melts my heart! I just love the joy you radiate! Happy Birthday, sweet girl. May God heap blessings upon you!

  4. Happy, Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!! Your enthusiasm, creativity, beautiful smile and talents just pour through your pictures! Your joyful energy just shines Jesus! You are a beautiful treasure and dearly loved! <3 cindy

  5. Happy birthday, precious sweetheart! We look forward to giving you BIG birthday hugs very soon. Hannah is so excited to hang out with her Elizabeth who is the same age as she is and to dance together.

  6. Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!! Your are such a nice young lady! May God anoint you to do great and wonderful things for Him all the days of your life. May He use your unending joy to heal the sad hards of any you meet! blessings!

  7. Happy birthday to the birthday girl. I stayed up late reading the whole story about how your dad found you and how God worked so many things to fall into place at just the right time for you to go home with your Mom and Dad.
    Come to think of it, sort of like all the little details that fell into place at the right time for His Son!
    God bless you.
    Sandy in the UK

  8. Truly, she is contagious. My first glimpse of her was watching her walk with her siblings at the mall… except, Elizabeth doesn't just WALK. She sashayed, she danced, she twirled, she skipped, she found an inner beat and convinced her Isaiah and Elijah to stomp to it too.

    And I almost did too. And I couldn't wipe that silly smile off my face because she just MAKES MY HEART HAPPY.

    What a gift she is. And I am so thankful that God swept her into your family because she has always, always belonged there.

  9. Happy birthday, Elizabeth! What a special treat to get to celebrate your birthday early! I pray that as you grow and mature this next year, your heart will draw closer and closer to His. Eight is great!

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