Friday, March 14

LIFE | Happy Birthday Emaluv


This is Emalyn Anne…
the 2nd of three of my daughters.
She's turning 15 on Sunday…March 16th.
She's got gorgeous hair…
a beautiful smile…
pretty brown eyes…
a complexion to die for…
a heart that'll melt you…
a stubbornness about her I refer to as passion…
a belly laugh so loud it'll make the windows on your house vibrate…
and she's one of the most selfless people I know.


She loves to skateboard…
She's an incredible drummer…
She's the best sister ever…
She's an awesome creative cook…
She's a fabulous play-by-ear pianist...
She's a singer/songwriter…(but she'd really only ever sing in front of her family) *wink*


She prefers going barefoot.
She loves Dill Pickle potato chips.
She obsesses over styling her hair.
She builds detailed dollhouses for Ella out of scrap pieces of cardboard that would put Barbie's Dream House to shame.
She's uncomfortable if she feels like she's the center of attention - but she doesn't realize her fun personality usually puts her there anyway.

She used to be such a tomboy she couldn't stand going shopping…
especially if it involved having to go into the girls clothing section.
She begged to wear boy shorts and boy t-shirts and boy tennis shoes and boy socks and yes…even boy underwear. I gave in to some of her requests - never the underwear though.

She's always had her own agenda when she first entered this world…coming 3 weeks before her due date. But I have to say…the day she was born is the only day in her life she's ever been early. Ha!

She always wanted to go barefoot as a kid and I think she still prefers it.
She's a gentle soul with a hot temper.
She's tough enough to beat you up but she'll be the first to gently bandage your wounds.

I love her beyond words.
She's always had a beautiful spirit about her…
My hope is that she'll be able to protect her giant heart of gold from the wear and tear of the world…
and stay true to her amazing, authentic, beautiful self.

Happy Birthday Ema!

KEEPiNG iT REAL
The infatuation with boy stuff nearly drove me nuts…as funny as it might be now.
The people/friends/family that knew her then and see her now don't even recognize her! Not even kidding!

2 comments:

vickisc March 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM  

Happy Birthday Ema! Jess I remember her boy clothes stage! I didn't see her for awhile and I think it was Ella's birthday party the next time I saw her, I couldn't believe my eyes! Your little Tomboy had turned into a totally different girl...Princess like! My granddaughter Abby wore boy under ware when she was little and she too grew out of that stage! Happy Birthday beautiful Ema!

Jessica Kirkland March 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM  

Thank you Vicki! Can you believe how much she's grown? One of my favorite photos of her is when she's digging in some dirt…she's got boy camou shorts on and I think a hulk t-shirt and she's bent over getting dirty. Then…to my delight…as I'm photographing her…beneath all of those tough boy clothes…I spotted her floral patterned underwear showing and the world felt right again! Ha!

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