Friday, July 24, 2015

To Dearest Little Beth...

To my dearest little sister, Beth...  Happy, happy 11th birthday, precious girl!

"...Do not lose sight of these things.
Use priceless wisdom and foresight.
Then they will mean life for you,
and they will grace your neck.
Then you will go safely on your way,
and you will not hurt your foot.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid.
As you lie there, your sleep will be sweet."

~ Proverbs 3:21-24

It is such a wonderful joy to have dear Beth in our lives and I am so glad the Lord spoke to the hearts' of my parents all those years ago, and brought not only sweet Beth, but three more precious girls into our family...  They make life richer, fuller and happier, and cause us to abandon all selfishness and draw our strength from Jesus...

I feel so incredibly blessed to have a close family with the friendship of so many
lovely little ladies...  While we do indeed have our troubles, we have a close bond and 
love each other tenderly...we share smiles, laughter, sorrow and tears...
I believe this is essential between sisters and draws us nearer to one another and also to the heart of God.

Beth is the sweet girl who absolutely loves animals, particularly horses and dogs...❤
Riding her bicycle...playing dress-up with her sisters...running around and climbing trees...
Just a few of the many things that make her happy and bring laughter to her lips!

But most importantly, she loves Jesus with all her heart and as she is growing
older, she is developing a softer heart more in tune to hear His voice...I pray that the struggles
she faces in her life will only lead her closer to the Father and that she may rely on His 
guidance and grace every single day...

"...Guard your heart more than anything else
because the source of your life flows from it."

~ Proverbs 4:23

 It is truly beautiful to see her enjoying things such as drawing, calligraphy, baking, reading and now sewing...
The two of us have very similar personalities, likes and dislikes and we share a very close bond...  Sharing a room has allowed us to talk when all is quiet at night and I am humbled to be able to share my walk with the Lord with Beth and encourage her to seek Him daily as He can indeed be found, even in the midst of pain...  
 We don't always see eye to eye, but by God's grace we have a special relationship which I pray will only deepen as the years go by...

"Listen to your father's discipline,
and do not neglect your mother's teachings,
because discipline and teachings
are a graceful garland on your head
and a golden chain around  your neck."

~ Provers 1:8

...It is with great expectation and joy that we watch her life unfold...the Lord has a very special,
unique plan and purpose for Beth...
What a privilege to celebrate another birthday and another year with her!  
God is so good and His love endures forever!

Thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes for Beth...I look forward to sharing a few
photographs of her little party with you tomorrow...
Until then, may each of you have a very blessed and special weekend ahead!  ❤

~ Blessings ~

"Wisdom will come into your heart.
Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Foresight will protect you.
Understanding will guard you."

~ Proverbs 2:10-11


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from Georgia USA, Beth!!! I look forward to photos of your special day. Sisters are indeed a blessing! I shared a bedroom with my older sister when I was young. My sister and I live far apart now but we talk by phone every day!

Emma, Plain and Tall said...

Kelly-Anne, this is so sweet. :-) I agree-- sisters are truly one of the best blessings in my own life! Happy birthday, Beth!

Ana said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Beth! Oh Kelly-Anne you are the sweetest most kindest sister anyone could ever have. Beth, as well as your other sisters are very blessed to have you in their lives. Wishing Beth's special day be filled with blessings of joy, love and many wonderful surprises.

Hugs and Kisses,

Heidi said...

What a beautiful post!! :) Happy, happy birthday Beth!! I hope you have a most lovely and joyous birthday celebration and may God continue to bless you most abundantly in this next year!

(P.S. Kelly! I just started following you on Pinterest. ;))

Dee said...

What a sweet, sweet post. Happy birthday, Beth! By the way, it is so nice to 'meet' you Kelly-Anne. I see your comments from time to time on other blogs and I thought I'd finally come on over and say hi. I'm glad I did because you have such a lovely blog here and I really enjoyed the visit. Have a wonderful weekend... :)

Anonymous said...

Kelly-Anne~ What a beautiful and sweet birthday post for a special sister! I hope that Beth has a wonderful, wonderful day filled with many fun memories!

Sending you and your sweet family much love and many blessings <3 Hope you all have a lovely and blessed weekend!

Anonymous said...

"Love reflected in Love" is here . Happy Birthday Beth!--Merri

Shelby said...

This was so sweet! Beautifully written Kelly! Tell your sister I said I hope she as a wonderful and blessed birthday! :)

SpicingUpIdaho said...

You are such a precious soul, and your darling sister Beth - such a sweet way to celebrate her birthday! The picture of you and Beth is amazing, I love the black and white picture... so innocent and precious! I pray the Lord blesses you both on this very special day!

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Birthday Beth! God bless. :0)

Vicky Hunt said...

Happy Birthday to Beth all the way from Florida! WHat a blessing she is to you! How wonderful to have so many sisters to share life with. I only have one but we are very close. I don't know what I would do without her. With so many in your family, you have lots of birthday celebrations! Have a blessed and beautiful weekend.

Hugs to You,

Ashley said...

What a sweet post and beautiful pictures! Happy birthday to your adorable little sister! <3

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, what a beautiful post and tribute to your beautiful sister on her birthday. I love the verse you choose to include. They make this post extra special.

Hi Beth, wishing you all the joy and blessings of a special birthday. You are a beautiful girl and God has truly shown favor upon you with the gift of dear sister's like dear Kelly-Anne. Happy Birthday to you and enjoy a special day.

Have a nice time celebrating girls and look forward to seeing some pics of your birthday party.

Hugs and Blessings, Joy and Love be yours dear friend, cm

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your darling sister, Beth! Yes, sisters are such a blessing in our lives and you wrote such a lovely tribute to her, Kelly-Anne! I'm sure your sisters all look up to you for so many things.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous post Kelly-Anne. Beth is beautiful. I can see the special bond you both share. You are a wonderful sister.

A big hug for both of you. Looks like the birthday celebrations were spectacular.


Daniela said...

What a touching post, my dearest Kelly-Anne, this is !
Maybe because I'm an only child, and I would have loved to have had at least one sibling, but I do admire so much brothers and sisters loving each other so very much ... thank you for the love you always share and communicate, my blessed friend.

I wish you a Joy-filled new week
With all my heart and love

Little Birdie Blessings said...

How beautifully written Kelly-Anne about your Beth. What a gift she must be to your family. Thank you for sharing her with us. ~ Abby

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, a belated happy birthday, dear Beth! What a beautiful post, sweet Kelly-Anne, and I always love your photos and how you share so tenderly about your precious sisters! Being the eldest of four sisters, I so appreciate this, and I trust that this special bond among you all will continue in such a precious and God-honoring way, sweet friend! Hugs!