"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to one of my bestest friends!

Happy Birthday, dear friend!

Your love for your Savior is evident to all, as you let nothing get between you and Jesus. You fight sin with fierceness, read His Word with eagerness, and obey Christ's commands with alacrity. Your passionate Christianity is daily a precious example for me to follow.

Your love for your husband is undeniable; the sparkle in your eye when he walks into the room, your thoughtful little acts to make his life better, your loving submission to his leadership, all testify to your deep unfading love for him.

Your delight in being a homemaker and mom goes beyond the scope of most women's imaginations; you travel 5,000 miles to make former orphans your sons and daughters; you lay aside any desires for self-pampering or your own social life to patiently school your children; you labor in prayer, persevere in discipline, and saturate your family's life with Scripture as you raise your children in the fear of the Lord.

Your love and compassion for the needy is constant and fervent, manifested in all sorts of ways from the way you make a stranger feel comfortable, to the way you advocate for the orphan.

Your intellect is strong and quick, keeping all around you on your toes as you take joy in learning, reading, growing.

Your sense of humor can only be summed up in two words: crazy fun. I love it when you laugh until you cry, and you surprise me all the time with your goofiness.

You keep life an adventure for all around you; I love your joyful fearlessness and your delight in the smallest details of life.

I love you forever and always, Mom. Happy Birthday!



  1. Amen, my beloved daughter! I couldn't agree more!


  2. Happy Birthday Mrs. Beaver! I couldn't agree more with Lissie's description :-)