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