Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday!

"She looketh well to the ways of her household..." Prov.31:27
What better way to observe "Family Friday" than to announce a Happy Birthday message?
Some of you may have noticed that I skipped "Sister Day" this past Monday. Instead, today I'd like to wish "Happy Birthday" to the best older sister a gal could have.

May you have a wonderful day, Heather! I love you!!!!
Don't y'all think it's sad when family members would rather party off with other folks instead of their family? We don't have that problem. We always pick some activity to do together on birthdays. ....And Heather always picks great ones!

We've already packed quite a bit into this day. Early this morning, two of my siblings sneaked out to the living room to decorate the place with streamers. We started the day with a sumptuous breakfast, and a reading of a chapter in Proverbs. Later in the morning, our whole family went biking together on a lovely trail. Then we came home to a lovely lunch, with cake and ice cream. (The cake was all milk chocolate - yum! ...And, of course, I've never met an ice cream I didn't like!)

I don't know what all the afternoon may hold - probably just relaxing, letting the beautiful breeze flow through the open windows....and we'll finish the evening off with our traditional Friday night pizza.

But, anyway, I want y'all to know that I have the absolutely BEST older sister in the world. I have the best sisters, period. And I'm not biased. :) No, sir.

Well-known facts about older sisters:
~ They know what you want to hear, but they will tell you what they think you need to hear
~ They can seem bossy at times, but when you look at their lives, you'll see that they are just expecting you to be as hard-working as they are.
~ They come alive at about 10:00 every night, and they're great for late-night chats.
~ Mine is dangerous with coffee inside her. :) (Love ya, Sis!)
~ What a comfort it is, to know that you can pour out words to them, knowing that they will take them, sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away!
~ They always have a better memory than you do.
~...There's so much more! ...But who has time to sit and read (or write!) about great sisters, when you can go off and be with them? I've got to go. Bye!

2 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for the b-day wishes Am, now I'm off to post some pictures of our family fun on my blog! You're a wonderful sister too!
Love Ya!

Anna said...

Happy [late] Birthday Heather! :)
Sounds like you had a wonderful, fun-filled day!! :)
I smiled when I read "they come alive a 10:00...."--sounds kinda like mine! :D

In Him,
Anna