Jenn’s Birthday Party…

I don’t usually post on Sundays, but I wanted to do an update to yesterday’s SWS post about it being Jennifer’s 24th birthday party.  It turned out to be such a special day.

Our family likes to get together and grill out, and that is what we did in honor of Jennifer’s birthday.  (In case you don’t know, Jennifer is our youngest son, Brad’s, girlfriend.)  I furnished all of the side items, while everyone brought their own meat to grill.  We had an assortment of grilled meats–ribs, chicken, steak, and pork chops.  Apparently, everyone was in the mood for something different!

Brad was in charge of ordering the birthday cake, and he did a nice job of ordering his first cake!  He only had to change the order once–after he ordered the wrong type of frosting the first time.  Next time he will know that Jenn prefers buttercream frosting over the whipped kind!

We were thrilled when Jennifer’s dad joined us for her party!  It was his second time, since his wife passed, coming over for one of our cookouts.  I know it meant a lot to her to have him with her.  We have already begun to think of Jenn’s dad as just “another one of the crowd” at our gatherings.  I only wish that we’d gotten together before Jenn’s mom died, but we thought we had plenty of time…

After the meal, we sang happy birthday, while Jenn was a good sport and wore her birthday tiara!  Brad cut the cake and we all “pigged out” on cake and ice cream.  Then we retired to the living room to watch Jennifer open her birthday gifts. 

 The highlight of the evening was when she opened her gift from her daddy.  He had picked it out himself.   He gave Jennifer a beautiful locket with a symbol of mother and child on the front of it– complete with a tiny photograph of her mom inside of it.  Oh my goodness, what a perfect gift!  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house…and so it appeared that even though Jenn’s mom wasn’t able to be with her sweet daughter in a “physical sense” on her birthday, she was very much with her in a “spiritual sense“.  I’m thinking that locket will become one of Jenn’s most prized possessions in the future.  The Lord works in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?

Published in: on August 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Little things like that are the most awesome gifts! I’m glad you were able to be family for her and give her such a wonderful birthday!

    • Hey, Beth, thanks for stopping by. It’s good to hear from you.

  2. sounds like a great day. the locket was a great gift. when my stepdau. got married her mother was deceased, i gave her a locke with 2 pics her mom with her dad and then me with her dad. things like this mean so much. rose

    • Thanks for your sweet comments, Rose. That was a sweet thing that you did for your stepdaughter, too.

  3. I was updating my prayer blog and wanted to drop by and see how ya’ll are doing. If there’s any new updates on Jennifer. Still in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love the hot pink tiara.

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