Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

"That it will never come again is what makes '16' so sweet."

My great-niece, Emily, is 16 today.  She has turned into such a caring, beautiful girl.  Her parents hosted a beautiful party in her honor at the Hotel Hershey on Saturday evening.  Everything was gorgeous!  The food was great and it was just fun being with everyone.

She did a "Lighting of 16 Candles"  remembering good times with family and friends.  She started out with her parents then went on to her brothers, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  It was something that I have never seen before, but I loved it.  She did such a good job with it.

They also did a ceremony that was  a "Rite of Passage"  to the age of 16 and womanhood. It was a touching ceremony and  so good to know that she has  wonderful parents there to support her through good and bad.

Happy Sweet 16, Emily.  I love you.

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