Monday, October 13, 2008

A Tea Party fit for Princesses

This past Saturday, Aunt Mary host a delightful tea party for all 15 of her beautiful nieces.
"Moonie" has always held a very special place in the heart's of her nieces, with her silliness, game playing, and, of course, tea parties.
Aunt Moonie and her youngest niece, Kimberly.
Dancing the Cotton Eyed Joe- at a tea party?

Musical chairs--Kimberly, the youngest cousin is being held by Jenny, the oldest cousin.

Sorry for the poor quality of this photo, but I couldn't resist the picture of the 38 week pregnant cousin, Sara, playing musical chairs.
I love everyone's tiaras.
My oldest and youngest princesses.
A tea party isn't complete without playing charades.
Here is Laura's exceptional rendition of a fork.
Everyone guessed Amy as the Headless Horseman.

Aunt Mary and her 15 lovely nieces.

Aunt Mary gave all the girls a letter, a beautiful letter, that I wish to share here. Hopefully it is ok with her.

Moonie's Tea Party

This tea party is a celebration of who we are. We are woman and young women with the power to be anything, to do anything, and to transform the world into a better place. As women, we are the hearts of our families, our communities, and our world.

Too often society tries to mold us into something less than who we are, less than our dignity, less than what God created us to be. We have been created for greatness, for holiness, and to be a reflection of God's heart in this world. Already you each have touched many lives. You are a child of God, a daughter to your parents, a sister to your siblings, granddaughters, nieces, cousins, friends, classmates, co-workers, and you will forever be a "Princess" to Moonie. No matter your age, you each have proven to be unique, talented, gifted, and a beacon of joy to others.

Everytime to see a teacup, or remember our times of playful tea parties, or even remember this celebration, my hope is that you remember how special and important you are, to God and the people God has placed in your path. You are each women and young women treasured and loved dearly by many, destined to transform this world by the life you live and the choices you make.

Always aim for greatness, but remember it is not lived or attained alone! None of you are alone! You are loved enormously, by God, tons of family and friends, and by me. Don't miss the opportunity to be the best woman you can be.

Love Always, Moonie


Mary G said...

Wow -- does she rent out? What a fabulous aunt and wonderful that all the girls (young and old) got so into the celebration.

The letter is an amazing treasure.

THANKS for posting this, Joann!

Erin said...

I am so envious, I'd love to come to your parties. I just love Moonie's letter, and LOVE the parties. What a treasured memory.

Rhonda said...

Wow! What a letter and what a great Tea Party!