Monday, January 25, 2010

Martha's 17th Birthday!

We celebrated our precious Martha Harriet's 17th birthday on the third-Happy Birthday, dearest sister!

What a tremendous blessing and ray of sunshine our Martha is!!

She makes things so bright and cheerful, and is always so encouraging when you get down! She is a faithful, loving and honoring daughter, THE most loved and adored "Aunt Marsh" that has ever breathed, a devoted grand daughter to her precious grandparents, an encouraging, uplifting (and hilariously funny) sister to her many brothers, and her sisters most beloved companion and comrade. Most importantly, she is a Daughter of the King of Kings, and is (part of) the Bride of Christ. She loves her Saviour with her whole being, and His law is her delight. His Holy Spirit that dwells in her shines so brightly-to the world, her family, and to all the children that she loves and cares for so dearly.The family gathers to celebrate...
Daddy and Mama gave her her hope chest this year...She has already got some things in it, and I know with her artsy-ness, she will soon have it bulging!
Looks like Paul's pretty shocked with the amount of...chocolate!Such a sweet, pretty card from Mike and Kress...
Martha and her Daddy Dear...We love you, Martha, so very , very much!! We're so blessed to be your family!

Happy Birthday, Dearest!!

9 comments:

Abbi said...

Happy birthday sweetie! So blessed to have your friendship.

Can't believe you're 17!!! Wow, time flies! I’m looking forward to what the Lord has in store for your life in the years to come.
You are growing into such a beautiful, modest witness for our Lord Jesus! I’m so proud of your love and commitment to your family. You are a blessing to many and a joy to know. May God bless you in this new year of your life as you seek to follow after Him with ALL of your heart!

Much Love,

Abbi

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a precious post - I loved the part about her being her sisters' most beloved companion and comrade. That is dear. What a lovely girl.

Congratulations on your birthday Martha!

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Happy 17th Birthday Martha!

I just love the handwriting in the very first picture! It's lovely!

God Bless You all!

~Shiloh for the Whole Family

11acrewood said...

Dear Martha-
Happy Birthday!!!! What a treasure your friendship is to me. You are such an encouragment, and blessing to my life, may God Bless you all the days of your life as you follow him with all your heart. I love and miss you (and the rest of you girls!) so much! I sure hope to see you soon! Much love, your sister in Christ, Grace S. :)

SmithFamily said...

Happy Birthday Marthy! We love you so very much!
love
Beth and Maud

Whiddon Family said...

Wishing you a very Blessed 17th Birthday, Martha! You are such a godly testimony and Christ's love shines through you.


Love in Christ,
Brooke, Mallory, Laney,Nina,
and Lindsay

Sami said...

Happy birthday Martha!!!! I miss all of yall SOO much!!!

Sami

Anna Naomi said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope this new year is blessed!

Anna P. said...

Happy Birthday Martha Dear!!!!!
May the Lord richly bless you as you continue to serve him this year!
Love you!
Blessings!
Anna