We praise You for all Your gifts to us.
In a special way,
We thank You for Rose.
Bless her always in Your love.
Bless us too, Holy Father.
Help us all to praise You and give You glory
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rose turned 14 today!!! She has brought us so much JOY and thanksgiving. She is truly a gift. Thank you GOD for Rose and the graces to say YES!!!! May you bless her with many FAITHfilled years and keep her in Your Light.
Her birthday was rather low key since we went to our 2nd Annual Mother-Daughter Birthday Weekend in January. We started this tradition when she turned 13. I hope to continue this tradition with all my girls. We attended a Marian conference and Rose was able to hear solid Catholic teaching from Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ., Fr. Andrew Apostoli CFR, Fr. Christopher Crotty CPM, Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes CPM, and Mother Regina Marie Gorman, OCD. My DH said it was the best birthday gift we could have given her. I would have to agree. She was sent home on fire for our Faith. PBTG!
We went to my sister's (Rose's Godmother) for dinner. Papa & Nana bought the cupcake. They also surprised her with another gem. Rose is pretty simple but she loves her rings. Papa & Nana bought her a diamond ring for her 13th birthday. She has dedicated it has her chastity ring. This year's ring is her birthstone. Her sisters admired it all evening.
Sparkles gave Rose a toddler's mite from her piggy bank. Sweetie offered to take her place for her birthday spankings. (That's why we call her Sweetie.....that and she sneaks candy!) Rose also received the Come What May DVD. It's a Fireproof type film for young teens-adults. She watched it last year during election time and fell in love with it. The movie is a PRO-LIFE film and provides a great courtship witness. She can't wait to watch it over an over again.