Saturday, August 16, 2008


Happy 25th Birthday Ruth!

To my dear sister from the faraway land of China -- I have been thinking about you all day today (as our time is ahead of yours) and my mind has been flooded with so many wonderful memories of our times together. Growing up as the 'big sisters', planning fun and crazy projects to keep the younger siblings entertained and happy, late night chats and sharing secrets, Scripture, and trials together. Watching you grow from a shy little girl to such an accomplished, beautiful, and self-sacrificing woman who truly loves Jesus with all her heart. You are an incredible jewel in our family but most of all, I'm so grateful to call you one of my very best friends! I love you so incredibly much and can't wait to see you soon!!

"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:3-4

Here are a few of Ruth's favorite things....

  • Food -- Mexican
  • Activity -- Walking/hiking/riding in the great outdoors!
  • Fruit -- watermelon & all others!
  • Restaurant -- Amigos (You gotta love a filling mexican meal for $1.09!) or Olive Garden
  • Bible Character -- Ruth & Joseph
  • Dessert -- cheesecake
  • Color-- yellow, orange, red, green... autumn colors!
  • Music group -- (to be with? The Loren Wissmann Family of course!) for listening -- the John Marshall family
  • Sport - ultimate Frisbee or family football
  • Snack - Fruit
  • Place to stay - "wherever my family happens to be!"
  • Drink - Water or Cranberry Tea
  • Vegetable - Green leaf salads or variety of the others


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Love ya!

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Ruth!
Hope you have a very special day!:)

Jessica Mayo said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth!

May the Lord richly bless you as you seek him!

Love from WI!


The Ansons said...

A very happy birthday dear friend! I hope you get to put the sewing machine away for the day and enjoy a nice walk and some cheesecake! :) Wish I was there to take a walk with you- maybe we will see you next weekend.
Anway- God bless and have a great day!

Dustynne said...

Happy birthday, Ruth! Blessings on your upcoming year.

--Dustynne Mathison (from the concert in May in Ridgeland, WI)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ruth!!! Also, Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Wissmann, and welcome back to the States Andrew!! Praise God for His goodness! JConner

~Tori~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You are such a beautiful young woman, Ruth!

The Chmelars said...

happy birthday ruth!!
may god bless you in the coming year.lots of love from iowa,the chmelar family

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth! May God bless this year in your life by drawing you closer to Him!
Have a great day!
Emily Hipps

Goldfish said...

Happy birthday Ruth!!It was nice to be able to spend more time with you this year at camp. Missin' ya!

you know which sis said...

Happy birthday, dear sister! What a TREASURE you are!! Thank you for the incredibly rich blessing you've been to me! My life has been so encouraged by watching your radiant love for our Lord Jesus! Thank you for being a refreshment to me! May you only know more of the love of God in the year ahead! I love ya, sis! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth!!! What a blessing to be born on your parents' anniversary. May all of you enjoy a very special celebration. Uncle J and Aunt D

Anonymous said...

To a dear sister/friend of mine ...many blessings to you on your b-day and the year to come!
Hope your day was great! Love Mrs. U and the crew

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth! Is Ruth your favorite Bible character partly because it's your name?
God bless you! ~Lisa

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Ruth, you're the same age as me now!

Anonymous said...


ladygreen said...

Happy (late) birthday! I love you lots.

Anonymous said...

Happiest of belated birthday wishes to you Ruth! May God grant you the desires of your heart as you continue to grow in Him! :-)


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ruth! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! :D

May God Bless you!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth! Hope you had a wonderfully blessed day, and may you have a wonderfully blessed year. In Christ, DB(from Indiana)

Kimberly Atnip said...

Happy Birthday Ruth!!
I hope you had a grand day and a blessed year in the one to come.
Your life is an inspration to many!
God Bless,

The Mathison's said...

Happy Birthday Ruth! (A little late... :)

Suz Mathison

Stephanie said...

Happy belated birthday Ruth! May God pour His richest blessings upon you this year and always.

Desiree said...

Happy Birthday!!! I now this is late. But I just wanted to say Happy Birthday!! Oh, and my middle name is Ruth.