Friday, July 8, 2011

Birthdays and Celebrations

Hello everyone!
I took a break to finish off my school year, but now I'm excited to start blogging again!
First off, I just turned 13! (I was born on my Dad's b-day in June). To celebrate, my Dad and I had breakfast in bed with the 'Red Special Plate'. We had apple crisp! (Well, what else is there when you have food sensitivities to dairy and eggs? :) My mom made it with: spelt flour, coconut oil and maple syrup. It was really good! After the delicious breakfast and fun presents, we went swimming as a family at the pool. After that we went out for dinner with some of my Mom's side of the family. It was all so much fun! Thanks Mommy and Daddy!

A while back on May 14, my mom and dad held a very touching blessing celebration to celebrate my first steps into Womanhood. It was amazing! I literally cried for an entire day. (And yes, I went to bed with a headache, and my eyes were puffy and red the next day :)
When I woke up in the morning, my mom took my two best friends (one of them is my cousin:) and I out to get up-dos. I loved getting my hair done! What a treat! Before I knew it, my dad was putting a corsage on my wrist and taking me out for a special lunch at the beach- Sushi!! It was so delicious, and very special! While we were at the restaurant my dad gave me a very beautiful ring. He said that it's a promise ring, but he's the one making the promise. He promised that he will always be there for me, and be my protector and provider, until God brings the right man for me to marry. (Thank you so much Daddy, the ring is so special to me, and I will treasure it forever!)
When I arrived at the celebration, I was greeted by (30!) very special women and girls who are a very big and special part of my life. They all brought letters and gifts, and one of them even wrote me a song and played/sang it on her guitar. (Thank you so much, Mrs. St. Pierre!)
My Mom showed a slide show of pictures of me that she had put together. Then one of her friends who traveled all the way from Winnipeg, gave a power point presentation. She was encouraging me to keep God's opinion of me as the most important (instead of other people's opinions and messages from the media.) She also talked about making Jesus 'the fairest of them all' to me, as I am to Him. (Thank you, Mrs. Peter!)
After the presentation, everyone read an encouraging and touching letter. Each letter had such kind and beautiful words. (Thank you everyone!) I have never felt so blessed in my entire life! And like I said before, I cried through the whole day!!!! It was amazing and I will never forget any of it! Thank you everyone!!!!!!!

Just an update about Bing - His parents are still waiting for an invitation to go to China. We are praying that that will be soon. You can read their blog here.


  1. Sharaya! What an amazing day that must of been, you are such a precious young lady and God is shining His Glory through you already. We all love you so much and are so proud of you!

    You are truly beautiful Sweetheart, inside and out!

  2. I love you blog Sharaya, so uplifting, who knows maybe you'll have a career writing in the future?


  3. Sharaya, it was such a blessing and honour to be part of your day. Love you!