Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rachel


Happy 30th Birthday Rachel!


Personal highlights from the past year:
  • Meeting and falling deeply in love with the most incredible, handsome, and kind-hearted man in the world. (Easily top of my list in 2011!)
  • Having aforementioned incredible man propose to me amidst the romantic glow of Christmas lights. And sharing the wonder of God's hand in bringing us together.
  • Looking back and seeing the many new and fresh ways the Lord continues to teach me to fully rely on Him.
  • Writing and preparing for NCHEA's Great Adventure and being able to share the program in both Nebraska & Iowa -- and as a theme for the Lake Itasca's Storybook hour.
  • Spending a week of adventures with Alaythia as we traveled to spend time in Virginia with Dan and Bethany.
  • Treasuring each opportunity to minister and sing with my family. And now, looking forward to a new season in life!

You will show me the path of life;
In Your
presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

33 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!! :)

Breanna Mint said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!!

Desiree said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! Hope you have a blessed year;)

Becca said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel!!!
I am so excited for you as you start this new season of life.

His Way Services said...

Happy birthday, Rachel! I can't imagine what an exciting birthday this is for you! Have an abundantly blessed, special, joyful day with your family and year with your wonderful man!

God bless! Rebecca K.

Bloombunchboys said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL!!!!:)
May God bless you in your new year!
We hope you have a great day.
Joshua
Jeremiah
Josiah

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday. What an exciting year you had and an even more exciting year to come. God Bless.

Talitha said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, dear Rachel! May this coming year be extra special for you and Alan! :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!:):):):):)
Sounds like you had an awesome past year. May the year ahead be just as great!!!!

Sarah Lee said...

Dear Rachel,
I rejoice with you in all the blessings God has sent your way this past year. May this new season be filled with peace and joy as you follow His perfect will. I'm excited that your wedding will be in Kansas! :) Happy birthday!
Rev 17:15

Graham Donahue said...

Happy Birthday !

Ashley said...

HAPPY birthday to you!!

I can't wait to see and fellowship with you guys tonight...

(I'm Ashley Hunter..in case you are wondering. From Red Oak..;-D)

Lady Bibliophile said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Many blessings on your future. :)

Schuyler

Emily said...

Happy Happy Birthday Rachel!

Heidi said...

Oh I am so happy for you Rachel...Happy Birthday! You have put a song in my heart!

Emily B. said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kristi said...

Happy birthday! God bless you more and more!

Allison Marshall said...

Happy, happy birthday Rachel!

Looking forward to meeting your man one day!!

♥Allison

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!!!!
~Elizabeth Lindsay

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Oh, happy, happy birthday to you, Rachel!! You are such an encouraging, radiant example of living for the Lord & I am so blessed by your humility, joyfulness, etc, etc! And I am so excited for you in your preparation for the wedding & being Alan's wife. Blessings to you!

With Joy in Christ,
Elizabeth

Jonathan Bloom said...

Happy birthday Rachel!

Mikala said...

Happy birthday, Rachel! I'm so happy for you and Alan.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I'm so happy for you and Alan!!!
My birthday was today too!
~Elaine

Lexie N. said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! May this new year bring many blessings!

Lexie N.

Anonymous said...

You're truly lovely, and I have looked up to you for the past few years. Hope you have a day thats as special as you are. Though I doubt that's possible.

Lily Marie said...

Happy birthday Rachel! You are such a blessing to so many people. Your smile always radiates the love of the Lord, and you've always been such an encouragement to me. Love you, dear!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! May the years ahead continue to get even better and better, if that is possible! Love, Uncle J and Aunt D

Meg said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Looking forward to hearing your love story soon. What a very blessed young woman you are!

I would be very interested in any encouragement you might have in "waiting for Mr. Right". You are a great example of holding your heart for "him" and letting the Lord direct your patch in marriage. As a 25 year old young single woman, I find that it is easy to get discouraged, especially when there seem to be so few men who are upright, pure, and like-minded in God's laws. Your thoughts based on your experience would be most appreciated!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday in the Lord Rachel! May He be the center of your life always!

Love,
Abigail

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel. I'm looking forward to meeting you at your wedding.

From a soon-to-be cousin-in-law from Idaho!

Charlene Prigge

Annie said...

Happy [belated] birthday, Rachel! I am thanking the Lord for your influence in my life and praising Him for His wondrous new works in your own. =)

Many blessings!
Annie

Amy said...

Wow Rachel, you just look so. happy. :)

Holly said...

So when will we see a post about more wedding plans? :)