Jan 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sister!

Megan, L and me, R

On dictionary.com the word spirit has 25 meanings. I chose number 14 to honor my sister, Megan, on her birthday today:

spirit: excellent disposition or attitude in terms of vigor, courage, firmness of intent, etc.; mettle: That's the spirit!

I'm confident that as Meg's walked this life she's made not one enemy. There is nothing to not like about her. Everything to love. When faced with adversity by the shock of having a baby with a heart defect (who is thriving, by the way; glory to God!), Meg didn't falter. Sure she cried, as any mommy would, but her eyes stayed focused on the Cross. On the bigger picture. On the story He weaved. Her head remained bent, prostrate at Jesus' feet in surrender and supplication. Our whole family prayed like we'd never prayed before, and though we wish Evie wouldn't have had to go through that, her situation knitted our family tighter, especially on the spiritual level.

Megan is a woman of integrity and grace. She is a gift straight from heaven's mansions, my blood and my bosom friend. I love you, Sister.
Other January birthdays not to be forgotten:
My Daddy! I really think you're perfect. And, thank you.
My high school BFF! I miss you. Scads.
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Cherish Stockdale said...

Happy birthday to your sister! That is such a cute old picture, I love it!! :)

Michelle said...

The picture of you and your sister is precious, and I knew who was who before seeing it written out below! It's amazing how our looks are with us from the start!

Laura said...

I can't believe how much this picture of you looks like Wildman!!! I always see more Shawn in him as he grows, but WOWzers - he's a total Mindy knock-off. :) Happy Bday to your sweet sister!

Jenna said...

Sisters are absolutely one of the best gifts God gave us in this world! Love seeing an old photo of you!