Birthdays are a BIG event in our home 🙂 I love to celebrate life and today we celebrated the life of Courtney who turned 21, she is gift to our family. So how do we celebrate birthdays? We have we several traditions. Some of our birthday traditions include the “birthday person” getting to pick what they want for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and eating on the “You Are Special” red plate. As our girls have grown they can also pick a favorite restaurant. We play the Birthday Song by the Beatles and dance together. Lastly, to honor the person we share what we appreciate about them as the spoken word breathes life.
What family traditions does your family have? These are the glue that shape your family by creating a sense of unity, warmth and closeness. Traditions create memories that fill your mind with belonging, peace, love, joy, and security.
It’s hard to believe 21 years have already gone by so Courtney in honor of your special day I want to share twenty-one things I appreciate about you.
0) You believe in others and encourage them. You challenged me to blog more often and said, “everyone has something to share.” So here I go 🙂
1) You are wise
2) Your love for Jesus SHINES brightly because you put Him first
3) You love your family & friends well, thus you are loyal
4) You have a way about you that makes everyone feel that they are really important
5) You are a gifted listener
6) You don’t take sides, and know there are two sides to every situation. As Cayley said, “she listens and then will respond so what do you think you should do?” “Do I need to hear this or should you go to the person?”
7) You are a peacemaker
8) Wow! you are so creative musically and artistically
9) You are enthusiastic
10) You are passionate
11) You know who you are spiritually and operate in that truth
12) You are a learner thankfully as you are reading about a book weekly
13) You are a gifted writer
14) You are adventurous and go where God is leading you even when it might not make sense to others
15) You are a Jesus follower not a people pleaser
16) You go deep with a few verses trying to be everything to everyone
17) You understand there are seasons in life
18) You are a giver of life by speaking life into people, even people you don’t know. I still remember the first time I was with you and you went up to someone you didn’t know to tell them how precious they were to God. It brought tears to my eyes.
19) You are not afraid to share Gods love with others and live to see His name proclaimed
20) You are beautiful inside and out. Your smile is so welcoming and breaks down barriers others may have.
21) You are my daughter and I am so proud of all you have become and how you continue to grow more beautiful with each passing year. I Love you and will miss you as you head back to California tomorrow.
Happy 21st birthday, on your actual day with just a few minutes to spare 😉