It's May 26th here in Australia and the youngest of my brood has awoken as a fresh and beautiful 15 year old!
~~~ Happy Birthday Blossom!! ~~~
She woke this morning to a table of 15 gifts surrounded by 15 pearly balloons....
....as she worked her way through the numbered 15 presents she laughed, cried, and was altogether more joyous than I can remember - she has been beaming non-stop since 5.30am! :-)
This is a sweet belcher bracelet from her big bro', and today she buys the first charm for it. She has been waiting for this phone since we her dad bought it a month ago, and the beautiful amber ring as well. She loves jewellery, and the phone is all gold scrolled - very her.
She has been praying for many years about her future husband and her wedding, so the Bridal magazine is a symbol of hope in our prayers and dreams.
A beautiful glass Lily is a reminder of her favourite flower, and a group of adopted aunties that have prayed for her since she was 6. (bless you all, Auntie Lilies!)
There were English sweets to remember her British roots, Mango licorice as a fun gift because she loves mangoes and in 6 weeks we'll be moving north to Queensland where she will be surrounded by mango trees.
A Spanish course for her longed-for trip to Spain in 2011 for World Youth Day was another reminder to hold on to her dreams.
And this statue...we always look at it in the store window and think about *us*. She cried with this gift.
Her birthday breakfast - Cinnamon Scrolls.
This is a very old tradition!
And the cushion! You were right, she loved it!
Dear friend Vikki posted her a special package too, filled with more things she just loved. Thank you Vikki!
Here she is on the phone to her bestest friend in the whole world, Frances, who lives on the opposite side of the country. Blossom is wearing the cammo pants Frances sent her for her birthday - this was so funny because Blossom wears pink, and is VERY girly. I think there will be some serious payback come Frances next birthday! :-)
Thank you ALL of you for your birthday wishes and prayers. Blossom was overwhelmed with the beautiful comments you left, and so happy.
Now I'd better get out of my Pj's and start MY day with a serious coffee before her birthday Mass.
May your own day be totally wonderful and full of all good things!