Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Chloe Jean Crockett

Four Years ago God gave us Chloe Jean Crockett - our youngest grand-child. Yesterday we were invited to help celebrate that birthday with a party in Chloe's honor. She is such a special child! She loves everyone - and loves Jesus most of all. Her spirit is so up-beat...always. If you are down she will sense it and try to encourage you with a smile and/or hug. This blonde headed little bombshell will pray for you to be healed if you are sick - and testimonials are that Jesus answers her prayers. Last night, February 12th, she was so excited when she opened the box containing a bike helmet, knee pads, and gloves from her Memaw and Poppaw. While holding them up proudly, she said, "NOW Daddy! I'm gonna need a bicycle!" To which her Daddy replied, "Well! We'll just have to see what we can do about that!" So saying, he turned and went in the next room where he and our daughter had hidden the bike. Wish all of you could have seen her face when he re-entered the room!!!
Our friend and book writer, Irma Williams, had sent her newest book and companion CD as her gift to Chloe. The new book is the sequel to "Mama Said" and it is called, "Grandma Said". Others also brought gifts - but my poor mind can't remember them all. God is good. Life is good.


Favorite One said...

Chloe says "I Sure (shore) Do Love Jesus!" She's now singing - "Now you know I love you Jesus! Popaw, you know what? Now I love Him! I love you! I love you! I sing like you, I love you with my heart. I love my Muddy. I love everyone, I love everyone, I love them. My heart loves them. Now you know. I sing like. I opened presents, looked at em & they belong to the Lord. I sing like you, always, I love you. Love you.

Not a bad song, huh?! :-)

Love ya!

Fred Alton said...

My heart sings as I read your and Chloe's response to the blog.

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