Monday, December 29, 2008

Twin birthdays...huh...Just a few years apart!!!! HA Happy B-day Uncle John and Ellie!!

Uncle John.
What would I do without him. He has made my life and the lives of my children so much better! A Servant-- he is always willing to help others, fixing things that are broken, and teaching others how to fix it themselves. He serves in many ways like helping get a boy to Omnibus class so he wouldn't have to ride his bike on a hot day (Alex was thankful)! Encouraging --- uplifting a certain family (us Goldman's) telling them they have such great talent, and that he knows he will see them on the Branson stage someday (if they ever get their act together and send some promo stuff) Loving --- full of big hugs, kisses and tickles to all the girls!!!!! He even has some left for the many boys that love him too! Fun --- he is sure to make unforgetable memories and have fun with a truckload of kids up here in Oregon when he visits. He amazingly takes the time to go all out and spoil two 'old girls' who love it (Jodi and I). The list could on and on....but in short I LOVE YOU UNCLE JOHN! You are very special us all and especially to me! Have a happy next year.

'Funny' Niece Ellie
POP! Our secret hand shake! Oh, I love you soooo much! You have such a gift of joy and life! You could make a sour old lemon smile! That is amazing. You are a great encourger to others...hey, you share that with your birthday twin Uncle John! I am so proud of the girl you are becoming. A virtuous women of God. Your husband will be blessed foresure. Your wit, smile and love for others is so sweet! I love you and Happy birthday. P.S. Hurry home so we can Party...Oh yeah!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Belated Happy Birthday's!

We now have 3 seems crazy. Anna had her birthday a little while ago, Nov. 27th but ummm oops I did not post about it yet. So, yes it's another belated note's written with lots of love just the same.

Anna has been the perfect 1st born daughter to me! I can't imagine having to raise these kids without her... :) Really, she is a huge help. She is such a sweet girl. She loves to serve others and is so kind and gentle. Her love for purity, the Lord, honor for her daddy, and her desire to serve Jesus with her whole heart is outstanding!!! The older she gets the sweeter she is, and her faith is truly her own. It's humbling to have her as my daughter, I am blessed. She has been so diligent in her studies this year in school, I am so proud of her! She will be an amazing wife and mother only issue is that "someday" seems to be coming faster and faster, time is flying. Ha.

Mercy (my niece) had her birthday the same day as Anna.
Anyway, about Mercy!!! What a girl. It has been so wonderful teaching her at AGK school co-op this year and getting to know her even better. She is a sweetheart. She loves to help with Jeb, which is nice. She can talk faster then anyone in the world and still understandable. :) I love her tons. She does have the gift of Mercy with others, caring of others. She loves her Father in Heaven so much. She's outgoing and friendly to new people and she can make anyone feel at home and comfortable. It's a blast to watch her interact with poeple.

O.K. Esther (my niece) had her birthday on the 13th of this month, December. Late again I know. Esther and I have a special's awesome. She is so fun to be around, she's getting older fast but that's ok, she will always be my little Esther Pumpkin head, blueberry girl! (Inside joke) She is so much like her mom and yet so much like her dad...oh the best of two wonderful people. Smart, funny, serious and very quick witted. I am really excited about her voice! She can sing so beautifully!!! It has been amazing to see her talent in singing. She is very dear to me. She just needs to write and sing a song about me! HA HA

All three of you girls...I love you VERY much! May the Lord bless you this next year of your life. You mean a lot to me and I am blessed to have you all in my life.