Gabbie is having something like a week long birthday celebration. Her Bat Mitzvah was this past Saturday and her birthday falls this coming Saturday. Before you think she is 13, I must clarify that we do Bar Mitzvahs for boys at age 13, but the tradition is that girls have their Bat Mitzvahs at age 12. So in honor of Gabbie’s Bat Mitzvah, Gabbie and I worked together and made a video slide show showcasing her 12 years and we added so many pictures that it is half an hour long! As I went through the photos, there were many I wanted to share, but I obviously cannot share them all and I know you don’t have time to watch her whole video, so I’m going to instead share some highlights.
Year 1 – April 2005 – April 2006
Year 2 – April 2006 – April 2007
Year 3 – April 2007 – April 2008
Year 4 – April 2008 – April 2009
Year 5 – April 2009 – April 2010
Year 6 – April 2010 – April 2011
Year 7 – April 2011 – April 2012
Year 8 – April 2012 – April 2013
Year 9 – April 2013 – April 2014
Year 10 – April 2014 – April 2015
Year 11 – April 2015 – April 2016
Year 12 – April 2016 – Now
I spoke at Gabbie’s Bat Mitzvah about what a wonderful girl she is. Here is an excerpt of my speech:
Gabbie is smart and an excellent student. Her teachers always have wonderful things to say about her. She likes to read and write. She’s a dancer and you can often find her leaping and twirling down the sidewalk. She is creative and artistic. She’s a Royals fan and she’s an amazing big sister, who is always willing to babysit her brothers, especially if it means she can stay up later than usual. I think her friends will agree with me that she’s a caring and kind friend.
Happy Almost Birthday To Gabbie!