Lissie’s Birthday Surprise

Hey, everyone!!! So… long story short, Felicity’s birthday was April 21, and I was super busy that day and didn’t get around to posting about until now, which turned out to be GREAT because I found the PERFECT present for her at a thrift shop on Friday! Anyway, so here is the story from Lissie’s POV!

Early one morning, I was sleeping peacefully, when suddenly I thought I heard a whinny- and it sounded familiar!

I shot straight up in bed, listening intently, but I didn’t hear any more. I must have been dreaming, or maybe it was just Gala. I thought. Oh well, I’m up now. Might as well stay up. Then it hit me: today was my birthday! I was 14!

After my personal devotion time, I went to get dressed. Hmm, what should I wear?” I wondered to myself. It had to be something special!

I finally decided that I’d borrow Chrissa’s paint splatter shirt and Bethany’s dotted leggings. I then went to the family room for worship.

To my surprise, Chrissa was blocking the door, waving frantically. “You can’t come in here yet! It’s not ready!” “Ok…” Well, I guess they’re all setting up a party. What do I do now?

I slid up against a wall, thinking over birthdays past…

I remembered how Nan had always been the first one up, the first one to wish me happy birthday…

How they would all hug me: Nan, William and little Polly…

I remembered my first birthday in the orphanage, how I had cried….

My first birthday with Bethany, the crazy sister that I never knew I had…

The first birthday I had looked at my new home with joy and gratitude, and Hope had thrown me a party…

Bethany’s voice jerked me out of my reverie: AGH! STOP DRAGGING ME, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING YOU! AHHH! She’s probably torturing poor Ginger again… I thought. Just then, Raven showed up, smiling. “We’re ready.” She said, and beckoned for me to follow her.

She led me into the family room. “SURPRISE!” Chrissa yelled. I laughed a little at the sight before my eyes. They had set up a little table with cake on it, and Chrissa was standing on a chair with a party hat on. Raven reached over and tied one on me. “Thanks, guys!” I said. “Wait, where are Bethany and Mandy?” “Oh, they’re coming!” Chrissa answered with a twinkle in her eye.

Just then, Mandy and Bethany clomped triumphantly into the room-but they weren’t alone! I could scarcely believe my eyes! It was-

PATRIOT! I rushed to the horse, tears streaming down my face. Was it really, truly him? Patriot whinnied excitedly, and I had no more doubts. This was, indeed, Penny’s foal! The prodigal colt had returned! If only Penny were here to see her runaway son come home…

I buried my face in Patriot’s mane, still in shock. Then Mandy spoke up. “I think she likes it!” and we all started to laugh.

I had only one question. “How ever did you find him?

“Well,” began Chrissa, “my-uh- you see, I know someone who saw a horse in a field that belonged to, uh, a friend of his, and uh, they let him have it, and he gave it to me.” “Yeah! We all pitched in to get things ready and take him to the vet and stuff!” Mandy added. “One thing, though…” Raven piped up. “What’s the story behind Patriot’s disappearance?”

“Patriot ran away from home-well, he jumped the fence, actually. Penny, who was his mom, and I were heartbroken, and we hadn’t seen him since. Now, he’s here! I can’t thank y’all enough. You have no idea how much this means to me. I have the best sisters ever!” I said, grabbing them in a group hug.

Suddenly, Chrissa gasped. “AHHH! WHO ATE THE CAKE!?!?”

THE END!!! So, did y’all like this story? I’m sorry I haven’t been posting a lot, I’ve been really busy and stuff


ANYWAY. Do you know who ate the cake? XD Happy about Patriot? Want to wish Felicity a belated birthday? Tell us in the comments, and have an amazing day!!!


  1. Enni · May 1, 2018

    Awwwwwwww….I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.

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  2. Gracie Marchiani · May 1, 2018

    Fun!! 😀

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  3. Katie · May 1, 2018

    Oh my gosh that’s so funny! I just found the same horse at goodwill and I named him Patriot too! They’re like twins XD happy birthday Felicity! Hope you had a great one 🎂🎁🎉
    -Katie 🙂

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  4. Maggie · May 1, 2018

    I bet Patriot are the cake, haha! xD Great post, Hope! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISSIEEEEEE!

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  5. Chachel · May 2, 2018

    Happy Birthday Lissie!! Hmm.. who stole the cake… Oh yea, IT WAS ME!!! MWHAHAHAHA!!!!!! *runs away with the cake*

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  6. Kaylyn Grace · May 2, 2018

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISSIE!!!! I know this sounds really funny, but you actually made me cry with this photostory! XD

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  7. AGs in Alaska · May 4, 2018

    Happy belated birthday, Felicity! And . . . did Patriot eat the cake?

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  8. Blossom · May 5, 2018

    That sounds like my family parties! Just without the horse… And instead of the cake disappearing someone who I shall name but their initials are ALL OF MY LITTLE COUSINS, stick their hands in the cake…

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  9. Blossom · May 5, 2018

    BETHANY ATE THE CAKE!!!!! I see it next to me right hand!!!!

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  10. Blossom · May 5, 2018

    Errr her right hand not my right hand!

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  11. Awesome story! I think Bethany ate the cake!

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  12. Mary E. · May 11, 2018

    LOL!Great Story Hope!! Really funny!

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  14. AAG · May 17, 2018

    Lissie: Happy belated birthday, Felicity!

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