Thursday, February 12, 2009

To Amanda on her 23rd Birthday!!!


This one's for you, Tim! :) Happy Birthday!!! I know it is not until Sunday but I wanted to write now while I had a chance. I want you to know how blessed I am that I know you. You are a perfect example of why I do YL. To walk the hard road with you and then watch you "get it" has filled my heart with joy! I feel as Jesus did when He said, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth." Truth. That word is penetrating into your life and I have watched it transform you. You are different. I believe that He is piercing your ears towards His truth and giving you an instructed tongue to know the Word which sustains the weary. As you fall more in love with Him, more love is flowing out of you and into others. You will never be the same. I love sharing Tuesday night prayer times and Bible studies with you. I love that I have a friend with which I can talk about the deep things of God with. I love watching you love other YL kids and catching the vision. I love that you are a light into the dark world of those around you. I love that you pursue Him all on your own (although you do need community!) :) I love that you're becoming less stubborn. :) I love that you are fun. I love that you are scattered...at times I love that. :) I love that I can be sarcastic with you. I love that others are beginning to see the Amanda I knew God had created to be so long ago. I love that even with out make-up you are still beautiful! I love that you are finally beginning to trust me. :) I love you, my sweet friend! I know that this will be a lot for you to take in, but receive it and all it's sappiness. :) And lastly, I will expect to be seeing you this weekend.... :) Now behold and enjoy a rarity for Amanda...cleaning...and in a dress. You truly are different from Jesus! Ha! Classic...I love it! It's your Birthday weekend, girl! Enjoy it princess! (in Austin!) :)

3 comments:

Manda said...

i read this more than 15 min ago... and now i can finally write something... thanks...
ya never know what road God will lead ya down and one with cleaning and dress wearing was not what I expected or a sister like you, thanks for your prayers and love :)

Corrie's Blog said...

what???? :)

theBirkenfelds said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!! :)

And Corrie- Happy Belated Birthday! (Sorry I have been MIA)!!

Love both of you!