Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Eliza!








The many faces of Eliza.  Happy 14th birthday.  Fourteen things I love about you! (And it was hard to limit the list:)
1. I love you for wanting nothing for your birthday but to sponsor a three year old named Temesgan from Ethiopia. (She found a sponsorship program through World Vision that allows her to write to him.)
2. I love that you want to go to John Hopkins to be a Pediatric Surgeon.
3. I love that you might be the goofiest 14 year old that I have ever known.
4. I love that you don't care if you are not the best dancer or singer but dance and sing anyway.
5. I love that you love the underdog.
6. I love that you love to read.
7. I love that you love your brothers.
8. I love that you have a heart for adoption even before your parents did.
9. I love that you choose Vivien Thomas as your person to research for your history project.  (if you don't know who he is look him up, I did...he is amazing.)
10. I love your heart shaped lips and face.
11.  I love that you love horses and dogs when all the other girls your age love shoes and purses.
12. I love that you want to go to Africa and work when you are older.
13. I love that you loan your older brother money to take his girlfriend out.
14. I love that I get to be your mom... what a privilege.  You have taught me so much.

Happy Birthday Eliza!  

7 comments:

Lori said...

Oh Happy Birthday sweetheart! You are one AMAZING, amazing young woman and the world is blessed to have you be a part of it! You do and will continue to bless everyone who meets you -

xoxo Lori & Tessa Bezu xoxo

Lori S said...

Happy 14th birthday!!

Eliza sounds like a wonderful young lady! What a great idea to write 14 things you love about her!

Kristi J said...

Happy B-day sweet girl!!! Can't believe you have a 14 year old. Mine will be there before I know it. You all don't get monthly update calls??? I love talking to someone in person...I'm hoping for a Christmas baby, kristi

coffeemom said...

Happy belated bday! Happy bday to you too mom, it's just as big a day for you! Love the list, and coffeedoc went to the Hop too for med school! Big dreams and big adventures ahead for your beautiful big girl! M

Adoption Cubed said...

Happy (late) Birthday Eliza! May this year bring more grace, wisdom, and adventures!
Rebecca

Katy said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ELIZA! Jen, I hope that I have a relationship with my daughters like you have with Eliza. Your/her 14 things are so cool. She is really extraordinary and has a ridiculously beautiful heart shaped face and lips to match her beautiful heart.

sparkz said...

I don't think I ever posted on this. I think this is such a sweet post! I love that you did something like this for your daughter. You can tell you love her so much. I am stealing this idea for our son b/c I think it is neat! Of course the first few years it might have to be the 1- hundred things or something b/c I am sure I won't be able to stop at one!