Thursday, September 21, 2006


Happy 17th Birthday, Elizabeth Joy!

Seventeen years ago this morning your five older brothers and sisters were all piled on Dad and Mom's bed looking at your precious little face for the first time. You've seen by the home videos how eager we were to hold you and kiss your soft skin. What a delightful new treasure you were to our family!!

But as special as that was, we love you even more today as we've watched you grow from our curly-headed blonde toddler to a sweet young lady. We are grateful for your servant's heart and the countless ways you make our home a more pleasant place -- the orderliness, the special activities with the younger ones, and the quiet evening chats.

We love you, and pray that today and always you will feel the Lord's presence in your life as you continue to grow in Him!


Anonymous said...


Have a worderfully blessed HAPPY DAY!!

Love you BIGGER!!!

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! right now i am in computer class and well, not doing a whole lot of anything.:) Have a great day!!

Kris W.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!! :-)

Anonymous said...


I hope that your day is really special for you! I am always challenged to be more gentle to my siblings when I watch you, and your attitude towards them. Thank you for blessing my life by living yours in a manner worthy of the calling of Christ Jesus!

May your day overflow with special blessings from above!

Much love, and many birthday joys to my 'come-with'(smile)!

Anonymous said...

Aw, Elizabeth! Happy Birthday! I have to say that from my own experience of being honored to know you and spend time with you that you are one very, very sweet young lady. Countless times you've struck me as a very, very sincere, loving, meek and quiet, beautiful girl and it has been a tremendous blessing knowing you.

May this year be a wonderful year for you! I'm praying for you! I miss you and can't wait to see you soon!

Much love and many...

Iron sharpeneth iron......Prov. 27:17 said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!!!!! You have long been an inspiration to me, and I am constantly blessed by your quiet and gentle spirit, your joyfulness and your servants' heart. You are truly a joy to be around!!!!
May God's richest blessings be upon your in this coming year!!!
Hope to see you soon!!!! :)


Kori said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! See you soon!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely lady!!
I pray your day is special...
The Lord’s blessings to you; Elizabeth.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
Glad to see that you all had a great time last weekend! Thanks for the updates.

Melanie said...

Just in case you haven't heard it enough yet...Happy Birthday! You are a sweet treasure and I am glad that I know you.

God bless you!

P.S. Maybe baby Wissmann will be born on your birthday! There are still 2 1/2 hours of it to go yet. A lot can happen in 2 1/2 hours... :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Elizabeth,
Happy Happy Birthday! I hope and pray you had a wonderful day. You continue to challenge me with your meek and loving spirit, and your servant's heart. May the Lord bless you as you have blessed so many others in so many ways.

Lots of Love,

Anonymous said...

Hi, Elizabeth. We're in Chicago and I just had to see what is happening with you all and I see that I need to be wishing you a happy birthday. To bad I didn't get those socks to you. Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy 17th birthday, Elizabeth!!Hope your day was special!!I love you!!

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