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Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Birthday My Sweet Maggie

Dearest Daughter,

My words today will not come close to the depth of my emotions, but I wanted to pen you a letter of birthday wishes. You have already brought me so much joy in the month since receiving your picture. Your sweet face and the strength that shines in your eyes gets me through my days. I have prayed for you since the day your sister Emily was placed in my arms because it was that day that God spoke to my heart and let me know that I had another daughter in China. I will never understand what you have been through in your short life and the pain you have suffered, but I can tell you with all certainty of my being that you will never feel abandoned or unloved again. There will be hard times ahead, but as a family we will stand together and face them all. You will never be alone, but will be part of what makes us a family. The scripture says, "Where your treasure is there your heart will be also." My children are my treasures, so know that even though we are not there yet you have 4 hearts in Brentwood, TN that are with you everyday and you have a Lord that is your comforter, Father, healer, friend, master, protector, and refuge.

My Birthday Wishes
1. I pray for safety and health until you are placed in my arms.
2. The presence of God to bring you hope of a new life.
3. A prayer said each night for you to know my voice when you hear it.

I love you Maggie with all my heart, mind, and soul ...Happy Birthday

28 kind words.:

Amy said...

Soon and very soon, sweet Maggie, life as you know it now will be a distant memory. God is getting ready to do something in your life that is far better than anything you could hope for or imagine. He is blessing you with a wonderful family, one that He made for you even before the world began. That makes you very special Maggie! I am praying that you will feel very special today, on your second birthday, and that God will whisper "Happy Birthday little one" to your heart. I know that He will hold you tight in His arms today and all the days to come.

Happy 2nd Birthday
We love you!
Pat, Amy, Seth, Zac and Jadyn

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Maggie!!!! You will spend many more birthdays celebrating with your family! Praying you feel all their love on this special day.

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Maggie! I will be praying those three things for you as well. I can't wait to see her in your arms.

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, Maggie. May you come to know this Precious Jesus that so many are praying to on your behalf. May you, even today, be overwhelmed with His deep love for you and may you, through the forever family He is blessing you with, "taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed are those that trust in Him".

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Birthday Little Maggie!!!!!
I will be praying for those three things for you too..
I can't wait to follow your journey to China..
It is getting closer..
Have a Great Day..
She knows you are out there..
Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Darling Maggie! Your family with be with you soon and you will going to a home filled with faith, hope, love and lot of fun and craziness! You're going to love it!!

Leigh Ann said...

Happy Birthday Maggie! We love you and can't wait to meet you.
Uncle Paul & Aunt Leigh Ann, Tori, Rayna, Mackenzie & Dailen

Holly said...

Wonderful post. Happy Birthday Maggie!

KKamholz said...

Happy Birthday, Maggie. I'm praying for your mommy, daddy, brothers, sister and you all the way from California. I pray that you are in your families' loving embrace very soon. I know you're already a very lucky little girl...not just because you have a wonderful family waiting for you, but you were born in the eighth month of the (American) year; and the number eight is a considered a lucky number in Chinese culture.

Gwen, I learned this Wednesday when I saw on the news how China celebrated the "one year" mark until the Olympics next summer in Beijing.

The Johnson Family said...

happy birthday angel!! I love you so much and cannot wait to love and squeeze you, Aunt Crystal

Christy said...

Thanks for your thoughts Gwen. We know Maggie will be joining a wonderful loving family and we praise God with you for that!
Happy Birthday Maggie!
The Johnsons

Stacey said...

Wow! Maggie is adorable!! She has such a seet little face. I bet you can't wait to grab her up and hold her!!

Stavey
LID 8-8-06

www.babyjellybeans.com
child's name - Jadalyn Cashion

Stacey said...

I forgot to add that we don't live to far away. We are in Tullahoma. I really can type!! Just doesn't look like it in the last post!!

Stacey

Beckyb said...

Oh Maggie - happy birthday little one. Know that soon you will have an even BIGGER party in Tennessee!!!! Your family is waiting to celebrate all those missed birthdays with you!!! You are loved little one!

nikki said...

That was beautiful, Gwen. What a special treasure for Maggie...she will know she has ALWAYS been loved by her family.

Maggie,
Happy Birthday to you sweet girl! We are all praying for you...

Leah said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Maggie! What a beautiful letter for her to treasure. May God bless you with the peace of His perfect timing.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!
What an amazing God we serve! He alone is with her, loving her and leading her to your family.
I am praying for you all!

holly m. said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Maggie!!
Gwen, what a beautiful post to share your thoughts of your daughter with us! Thank you!

ADELE said...

Oh wow Gwen, that sweet letter moved me to tears. I don't know why but Maggie is on my heart every single day and I know it is God reminding me to pray for her. Please know that I truly pray for her every day and also your family as you prepare for her. God has amazing things planned for her little life and she will have an amazing testimony to share one day about how she came to be your daughter.
Happy Birthday sweet Maggie. May you somehow know that your family will be there soon to get you. I pray that you will be well cared for and loved on until they get you in their arms. You are loved, dear one!

lnipper said...

Happy Birthday sweet Maggie. It won't be long until you are placed in your for ever family.

Mommy Spice said...

Happy Birthday to you little Maggie! Lots of prayers going your way little one.

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful letter Gwen.....may God's love and hand be upon her until you can bring her home!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Happy birthday Maggie... oh, how your Mama loves you... hold on little one, soon you will be home and all of your birthdays will truly be happy....
Beautiful, beautiful post...

Verna said...

Happy Birthday sweet Maggie! You are blessed with a loving forever family. Hang in there, mommy will be there soon!

The Phillips said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!!!

Gwen, that was such a sweet post. You are such an awesome mommy! :)
Brittany

Ashley said...

What an amazing post. I can tell you really poured your heart out in that letter. I'm sure Maggie will treasure it when she gets older!

Jeanne said...

I've missed you! It's nice to be without the internet for a week, but I've kind of gotten used to keeping in "touch" on these blogs! I've teared up this morning over your sweet letter to your precious Maggie! I can't wait to see her in your arms!
Love you!

Kriki said...

You make me cry I'm so happy for yall! "Happy Birthday Little one..."
Lots o' love-
Kristy