Sunday, August 03, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ebee!

My youngest niece is three today! It’s her golden birthday--three on the 3rd. This year has been a good one for her. The first two plus years of her life, she had some serious health issues and the poor thing spent much of her time either screaming in pain or sitting in an almost-unresponsive lump. But this year she apparently grew out of most of her severe food allergies and now is an extremely happy, and mostly healthy toddler.

Ebee has the most delightful deep belly-laugh chuckle, so unexpected in such a little girl. She’s very easily amused and the contagious chuckle comes rolling out often through the day. Earlier this summer my whole family, nieces and BIL included, got to spend the week together at the beach. Though I was having a bad Fibromyalgia flare at the time, I could always count on Ebee to make me laugh, my middle niece M&M to give me a cuddle, and my oldest niece AJ to do what she could to help.

The three-year-old is now a very hardy little girl--not much phases her and she bounces up from her frequent toddler tumbles with a quick, “I’m o-tay!” My guess is that all the pain she experienced in her early life makes the little bumps no big deal.

I can’t wait to see how God continues to mold her into a young lady with a heart after Him. Happy Birthday, Ebee!!


Laury said...

Hope and pray Ebee has a great birthday and a lifetime of perfect health!

Joanne Sher said...

Ebee sounds like a delightful, strong little three year old. Praying her day, and year, are doubly blessed!

purple_kangaroo said...

Aww, this brought tears to my eyes. Thanks. DH read it (or part of it--not sure) to Ebee and she liked it too.