Sunday, March 24, 2013

March Birthdays

My first born turns 23 today. It was a bit of scandal in 1989/90 when she was forming in my unwed teenage-mom womb ... A scandal turned into a gift of redemption and forgivness and healing and love. *That is the upside down, gracious, and subversive way of my Jesus.* 

Happy Happy Birthday Britt! This is the year you earn your Master of Public Health degree and take on the next mountain. We are so proud of you!

In just four days our son-in-law, also a first born in his family, turns 27. He and Britt will both don their cap and gown to be awarded their masters degrees in May. We cannot go see them cross the stage but we'll cheer from here. We are pretty amazed at the drive and determination of these two wide-smiling and precious fools. :)

To celebrate the birth of these two  ^  - we have Marie Nirva in labor at the Heartline Maternity Center and Nadia on her way in with a lot of discomfort.  Maybe we will have two more March birthdays by the end of this day????   

(Want to pray for the courageous mothers of Haiti? See the list of ladies to pray for here.) 


Sondra said...

We are kindred spirits! I also gave birth to my first born today, 31 years ago! I was 17. Life is one amazing journey! Thanks be to God for all the blessings they brought into our young lives, and for how they helped to steer the course in Gods direction. Blessings! Happy Birthday Britt!

Marcy P said...

Happy birthday to them both! They certainly must have a lot of drive and energy to complete that kind of schooling. Should make an interesting marriage ;-)

Krystle said...

Happy Birthday!

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Rileys in Uganda said...

What a beautiful ode to your beautiful daughter