Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunshine Birthday Girl

Our Sunshine Girl turned 24 today!

From the time she was born until now, she has been our sunshine - one who has brought light and life wherever she has gone.

In her early days it was just her endearing ways that made us call her "Sunshine". Her sparkly eyes, infectious giggle, and delight in the smallest of things made her such a bright one (which is actually the definition of her name!) who cheered our lives in so many ways.

But today, she is sunshine in deeper, richer and more mature ways. A woman who loves the Lord, she brings HIS light and life wherever she goes.

Even on an errand, on her birthday, going with me to take our sick pup to the vet!

I treated her to coffee to say "Thank you for going with me -and Happy Birthday!"

Claire, tonight when Caleb and Haley called from Albania to wish you Happy Birthday, Haley quoted from Psalm 1 saying those words of Scripture reminded her of you: "...whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who mediates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither..."

And that's true. With each passing year your spiritual roots go deeper, and the light and life you bring to the world around you, comes more and more from Him. And that makes you all the more endearing as you spread HIS fragrance to us and many more who get to enjoy life with you!

Happy Birthday dear daughter! I have loved you from the moment you were born, and that love just grows deeper as the years ago by! What a blessing you are to me!!!

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