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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

A Birthday Wish

I sent a birthday card out this week, full of post-it notes. You see, years ago, before kids, when even the hubby was still a really new thing I bought a card for my sister. She and her, at the time boyfriend, (who later became her husband) came out to visit us in CA. I had the present ready to give to her, and the card picked out, but somehow I never got around to signing it. So I just handed it to her, and laughed. She took it home with her.
The next year, I got it back. Since I am the "recycle queen", she thought it fitting. She wrote me a post-it note, stuck it inside and started a tradition.
We have managed to keep the original envelope, either hand delivering it or stuffing it inside another package. It has gotten "lost" a few times, and missed a year. My birthday is May and her's is July, so technically, it could go twice in one year... but so far no luck with that. I am on my fifth address since we started. She has changed names. We have stayed busy.
Those memories are all written on post-it notes, sent back and forth in one little card.
I've been watching out for this little girl for a long time.
Seven years ago - with 4 week old Canaan. One of my favorite photos EVER!
About six year ago, with her amazing husband, Kevin.
Just a few weeks ago, all my girls. (What's funny is that I am, by far, the shortest of the bunch - I just hadn't taken my heels off yet, and the rest of them had!)
Last of all, Em with the amazing woman who brought her into the world.
Have I mentioned that I love my family?

Happy Birthday Emilee!

8 comments:

Carrie said...

whoa! you are on a posting ROLL this week! I love it! Happy Birthday Emilee!!!!

EmileeHope said...

Thanks Betsy!! You're the best (little) big sister ever!!!! I love you soooooo much!!

Anonymous said...

HEY I WANT ALL THESE PICTURES... ALSO THE ONES FROM THE OTHER POSTS.. LOVE THE ONE OF ZION WITH HIS BIG SMILE, WE DON'T GET THAT ON CAMERA VERY OFTEN... LOVE YOU, MOM

EmileeHope said...

P.S. I want a copy of that last picture please!!

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, Bethany, you are so amazing and adorable. Love the birthday card story and your clearance tag proud ways. Love your wonderful family photos--some amazing women for sure! Hugs and kisses!

Angelia Sims said...

This is so sweet and beautiful. I hope Molly and Bridget have what you have. Love the pics and the smiles. You have a stunning family.

Karen said...

I LOVE the birthday card tradition....

Anonymous said...

Sooooo cute!!! Ok now I'm gonna expect something like this for my B-Day...haha...Love you!!!!

O and Happy Birthday Em =)

Mary