Monday, July 10, 2006


Happy 20th Birthday Bethany!!!

Who's the one who puts sweet notes in our drawers and closets just to say she cares?

Who's the one who single-handedly keeps our laundry clean and put away?

Who's the one who gets up early to make a special birthday breakfast in the basement of all places -- just so she won't wake up the birthday girl?!

Who's the one who makes the best homemade rolls this side of the Mississippi?

Who's the one who quietly records her thoughts and favorite quotes to add to her beautiful photography as a blessing to all who read her blog?

Who's the one who investes time in her little 'look alike', teaching her to hide God's Word in her heart?

Okay, I could go on and on...and on... but all this to say, "We love you, Bethany".

May your day be filled with blessings that are as bright and special as the sparkle in your eyes --- and may the year ahead bring you closer in your walk with Jesus as you live for HIM!

"...being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;"
Philippians 1:6


Anonymous said...

Like your big, beautiful brown eyes. (Do you still have your blankey??)
Have a really wonderfully blessed Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bethany!
Have a good day.
Hope to see you soon.
Guess who

Coeur d'Court said...

Happy Birthday Bethany! I hope you have a special day and I pray the year ahead will be one full of God's blessings and love.

Love you, Courtney

BrittLeigh said...

I love you too, Bethany! Thanks for being a sweet friend! God's richest blessings to you on this day and throughout the year!


Joel said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany!
May God bless your day and may His hand be on your next year.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany!

Praying that on this your special day you experience God's amazing love. Blessings on you.

Me the unidentified poster

Kori said...

Happy Birthday Bethany!!! Love and miss you!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Anonymous said...


Tilly said...

Happy birthday! :-)

4everHischild said...

Hey Bright Eyes,
Praying that the Spirit of the Lord will rule in your heart; more than any year before. Continue to let your light so shine before men, that we may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Our Lord has done so much in you since He blessed us with you 20 years ago! We praise our Father for all we see in you!! May Jesus Christ open your heart to a special blessing this day. Have a Blessed Birthday Bethany!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great day.
thank you for being a great older sister
May God bless you in all that you do.
LOVE: Hannah

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany! Hope you have a wonderful day followed by a year filled with mamy blessings. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love, Uncle J and Aunt D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! May God Bless You More than HE Already has!

Kris & Amanda

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Bethany!!
May God continue to bless you!!
Love, K.J.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bethany,
And just remember,that I warned you about this huge mile stone you were about to reach.And always keep thinking positively,even when you think that in five years you'll be half way to fiffty!!!
Love you Lots Amanda

The Ulmer Family said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany!!!!!!!! Hope your day was special!!!!! :)
May God be with you as you follow His Will!!!!
The Ulmers
(Sorry we were so late in wishing you a happy birthday!!!)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear sis! Happy birthday to you!

I hope that your day was as wonderful as you are, and that it was filled to overflowing with those special moments of blessing!! I can only echo all that was written about you. God has given you so many great talents, and you are so using them to bless others! Don't we serve such an AWESOME GOD??!!

As I was reflecting on some Bible verses that described your life, the Lord brought a few from Psalm 34 to mind. There David writes, "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together."

Bethany, you so often are blessing the Lord, and pouring forth praise to Him from your mouth! It has challenged me on more than one occasion, thank you. You too, make your boast in the Lord, and you have a contagious way of causing others to want to exalt His name with you!

Thank you for loving, and living in such a way that He is seen, and glorified in your life. May He truly be praised for the good work He has begun in you!

I could go on, and on, and on, but I really must go. So have a SUPER happy, belated birthday from ME(you know who that is:), and may you only know more of His grace, and love in the year ahead.

Keep shining His light so radiantly! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

With much love and hugs,
Your Sis