Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Positive Tuesday: Emily

When I decided to do my positive post Tuesday about my niece, I thought, I wonder if it's ok to do one about an almost seven year old? I mean, I don't know if she'll ever read this. Then I saw that Kristin did hers on kids, so I decided to go for it.

My niece Emily rocks. She really does. She's almost seven years old. But she's a sweetheart.

Of course she's a child so she likes things like getting her own way. But she's a very sweet empathetic child. She's sentimental, thoughtful, and caring. She's very clever and I think she's a pretty good big sister.

I should say of course, that I have three nieces. And I think they are all really awesome. But Emily's birthday is this week, so this post is for her.

I don't get to see my sister and her family very often, but one time when they were visiting (probably when she was five or something) and I was explaining to Emily that I am her aunt and she is my niece, she looked up at me and beamed and said, "I like being your niece, Aunt Amy." I mean, honestly, that's the way to my heart! Even farther back when we were both visiting the States (I was teaching in Japan at the time) and I was getting ready to go back and my sister explained to Emily that I was leaving, she said, "I'm going to try to stop her!" She's also been known to do things like organize her stuffed animals into Jesus and His disciples.

I pray that in the future God will protect her jewel of a heart so that it never grows cold towards Him. I pray He will use her gifts to further His kingdom and that she will be sure of His love.

Happy Birthday (a little early) Emily, I love you!


Krista said...

Sweet little Emily... I remember when she was born. How weird is that! I also still have a teddy bear shaped magnet on my fridge that says Emily Grace... from the shower we had for Leah at school!
7 years is such a long time, yet so short at the same time. Here's hoping the next 7 are even better for her (and you!)

ldperez said...

AWWWWW. . . . .Emily's mommy has tears in her eyes. Thank you for being such a great aunt and loving my girl so much. 7 is so big!! I will definitely let her read this when she gets home!

Scribbit said...

Saying such wonderful things about her, she couldn't possibly mind. You're a terrific aunt!

kathryn said...

Amy, your blog is looking mighty sweet! You have made some wonderful changes!!! good for you!


madison's thoughts said...

She sounds precious! And thanks for checking out my blog! Christs love!!

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