Friday, September 21, 2007


Happy 18th Birthday Elizabeth!

We'd like to to say our warmest and 'loving-est' wishes on your birthday, Elizabeth! You are a treasure to our home. From your servant's heart; working to make our home and bus a peaceful place, to your joyful spirit -- we are so thankful for you! I love the creative ways you consistently fashion the younger girls' hair each time we sing and how you encourage them in the Lord. I love to watch you grow from our energetic tom-boy to an energetic young lady -- and with all those brothers around you to care for and grow with! May the coming year be one of even more deepening of your tender walk with the Lord as you become the woman He created you to be. We love you dearly!

"The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." James 3:17

Little known facts about Elizabeth --
  • Was born so late in the morning (home birth), that the midwife's assistant occupied little Bethany and Andrew with suckers for breakfast
  • Had the bluest eyes until the age of three when they started turning hazel/brown
  • Started her tree-climbing adventures at age 3
  • Is the guys' first pick for family football
  • Doesn't like carbonated drinks
  • As a little girl, she dreamed of marrying Andrew when she grew up!
  • She's currently the only teen girl in the Wissmann family

Join us in wishing our Elizabeth a happy birthday!?!


Dustynne said...

Wow!!! I get to be first?!
Hope you have a wonderful, blessed 18th
birthday -- and 19th year, Elizabeth. Happy birthday!!!

Phillip & Laura Nelson said...

Happy Birthday, "Queen" Elizabeth! May the Lord bless you royally.

gandelr said...

You can't be 18 yet
must be a trick
Happy Birthday

Kori said...

Happy Birthday 18th, Elizabeth! I hope you have a wonderful day! Blessings to you on your special day! :)

Heidi said...

May God bless you with many more years of happiness!!!

From: ThatBeMe

BrittLeigh said...

Sweet Elizabeth, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I pray that this next year of your life will be filled to the brim with the rich blessings and tender love of God. I have so enjoyed the times I've spent with you, and think you are one fine young lady! :) I love you so much and wish I could be there to help you celebrate ;). (((HUGS)))

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday, dear 'tousin!!!
I'm having the hardest time believing that you're 18! Makes me feel OLD or something!
I hope your day was simply wonderful!
Love you!

anna r said...

Dearest Elizabeth,
A very Happy Happy Birthday!! I so wish I was there with you to help celabrate on your special day!
I have been so challenged as I see you grow in the Lord and follow Him. You are a joy to be around, and I am so glad that the Lord brought you into my life. You are a wonderful friend! My prayer for you this year is that you may grow deeper in the knowledge of the Lord, and closer to Him. I love you dear Elizabeth, and I hope that you have a very special day!

Love and Hugs!!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! Thought I don't remember ever speaking to you personally, your sweet spirit has always been a blessing and challenge to me! Keep shining for Jesus! Your love for Him reflects on your countenance!

Margaret Neufeld said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth. God bless you as you continue to grow in the Lord.

Elizabeth U. said...

A very happy birthday to you, Elizabeth!!! You have been such a godly example to me- your walk with the Lord is such a challenge and encouragement to me!!! God's Blessings on your Special Day!!!

Anonymous said...

I wondered who styled the younger girl's hair before y'all sing!
From what I can tell, you do a lovely job, Elizabeth!

Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! We wish you a wonderful, blessed year ahead! Here's a conversation we had the other day:
Josiah: "Mama, Kristin is my 3rd favorite cousin."
Me: "And who is your 2nd favorite?..."
Josiah: "Jessie."
Me: "Really! So who would be your favorite cousin then?"
Josiah: "Miss Elizabeth!"
Many Blessings!
The Jasters
(and one little boy with great taste!)

Anonymous said...

Hope ya had a great Birthday!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Elizabeth! Merry Christmas! (This is the new happy birthday.) *smile* Seriously girl, hope your day was special! Your happy smile shines Jesus everywhere you go! Love ya girl! KSKB (keep smiling keep believing) tiff

Anonymous said...

FYI: That is... Tiffany Chmelar from Washington Iowa. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Wissmann of my number! (I am Derby #6)
I hope that you had a great birthday filled with many blessings!
I can't wait for you guys to get up here (in 2 weeks!!).

Esther said...

I didn't mean to hide my name from you- it just showed up anon. Oops.
I am Esther Derby.

abi said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Elizabeth! My life has been SO enriched and challenged by watching you. Your sweet, tender spirit towards your family is such a blessing! Thank you for allowing Jesus to have His way with thee, so that we may reap the outflow of it! May He bless you above, and beyond what you have given to others!

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Elisabeth!! Trust you had a wonderful day and will have a blessed next year! It is always encouraging to see another person and especially another young person following Jesus!
Jason Hebrews 12:1-2

Goldfish said...

Happy 18th birthday Elizabeth!!!

Well, actually if I would have gotten on here about 2 hours ago, this wouldn't be late... :-/

two from the pew said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! We know it's belated but we still wanted to let you know that we wanted to wish you a happy birthday. See, if it wasn't your birthday we wouldn't be wishing you a happy birthday, belated of course, right now. But since it is your birthday, a day later, we wanted to take the time to wish you a great 18 and a day birthday wish for you. Now that we have wished you a belated birthday wish we hope and pray that you will have a great year as you grow in stature and in the sight of God. We hope to see you all again sometime soon and I hope you have an extra pair of socks.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Hope God blesses you VERY much.
And do you know what?? 21st is also my younger brother's birthday!! That's three people I know that've been born on the 21st... :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
Your sweet spirit and love for Jesus has inspired me many times and your smile is always so filled with His love & joy!
Hope your birthday was the best evah and that you have a wonderful year serving Him & singing His praises!
love ya!~Chelsy

Kimberly Atnip said...

Hello Elizabeth,
Happy Birthday! I know I'm a bit late, but I hope you had a great day. You hit the big #18! Wow, I can't believe how everyone is growing up!
I've always enjoyed my visits with you and your sweet personality!!
God Bless you in the next year to come!
(enjoyed the little facts!)

Anonymous said...

Yo, Lizzy.

I hope y'all have a Happy, Healthy, Hearty, Heavenly, Hopeful, Harmonious, Heartening, Helpful B-Day!:-)

-Wouldn't Y'all like to know!

Hillary Hipps said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Hillary Hipps

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
Have a good one!

Anonymous said...

Happy (late) Birthday!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry this is belated! :) But hope you had a very very happy 18th birthday, Elizabeth! You are a beautiful girl - I know the Lord has blessed you very much already, and may He continue to!

Melanie said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday Elizabeth. You are so sweet and a blessing to all who know you!

God bless you!

God's Princess said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful Elizabeth! I would love to know your family in person...I've always wished God had sent me more siblings, but thank Him for the two sisters and brother that I have. But I do love big families and yours looks like such a happy, joy-filled home!

Love a sister in Christ,
Sarah from Illinois (age 17)

The Ansons said...

Happy Birthday from the Ansons! Next time you are down, lets play footbal-ok?
From a fellow football lover :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. You bring such joy to us every time we see you. Enjoy the year ahead. We love you. Uncle J and Aunt D.

Anonymous said...

hope your birthday was wonderful!! you encourage me alot!! love, Bridgette