Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jessa!

 To my sweet and beautiful sister,

For such a long time, I dreamed about you and prayed that you would come. It’s truly amazing how God orchestrates everything in our lives. After much time of waiting…

And waiting…

God blessed our family with you ~ A beautiful, intelligent, and sweet little China baby!

The first time I saw you, my heart was filled with so much happiness! Finally… I was blessed with a little sister! Each year, I have become more and more grateful for you. We have spent so much time together, and the memories are so sweet!

CSC_0518{Jessa at 15 months old; photo taken in China}

Now today… You’re 5 years old! {May I add that time flies!}

It’s been almost four years since those elevator doors opened and I saw you for the first time. As I sat looking at photographs of you last night, the memories started flooding my mind… I was reminded of God’s love, and how He gives blessings to those who are patient.

CSC_0829 
{Jessa at 5 years old; photo taken today, September 8th}

Being your big sister has been one of the greatest things in my life, dear, and I will always love you… with all of my heart! ♥

Love Your Big Sis,

Jenna

10 comments:

Mikailah said...

Awww! Happy Birthday to Jessa! :) What a precious little sister.

I finally have your names figured out. I didn't realize that there was a Jessa AND a Jenna! :D

Hope your day is blessed!
*Mikailah*

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness, how precious is that picture! Please tell Jessa that I said to have a VERY happy birthday:)

In Christ,
Rebecca

Jean Marie said...

She's so beautiful....so blessed.

I loved hearing her adoption story, when you and your Mama shared it last year.

Happy 5th birthday Jessa!!! :)

Love,
~ Jean Marie

Shannon said...

Miss Jessa,

May God truly fill your day, and every day, woth abounding joy as you embrace the beautiful life that He has given you! Birthday Blessings dear little one!

In Christ,
~Shannon~

{I can hear in the backround... "I can love because God loves me..." happy memories!}

Rachel's Blog said...

She is just so adorable - what a precious little girl! It's amazing when I look at my little brothers and think of the life they could have had vs. the life they have now....so amazing. What a blessing!!!

Happy Birthday Jessa!

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Jessa!!! I hope you have a fun and special day! :)

~ Love,
Lindsay

Holly Lou said...

So sweet and beautiful! Happy birthday Jessa!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to you, sweet Jessa! I hope that you had a very special day and that the Lord will bless you with another wonderful year! I would so love to meet you in person someday . . . you seem like a little ray of sunshine that would brighten up anyone's life that you came into contact with. :)

This was a very sweet post, Jenna . . . Jessa is blessed to have you as her older sister!

Sheila said...

Aww, how beautiful. What a blessing!

Rachel Beth said...

Sorry we're a bit late with the wishes, but a very happy birthday to dear Jessa! :) We're sure she had a wonderful day! (Love the pictures!)
God bless you and your family
Love,
Jessica & Rachel