Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Belle!

Jozie turned 8 today! We didn't do much celebrating - with AWANA and church on Wednesday nights we don't have a whole lot of extra time. We had popcorn cake after dinner of homemade chicken noodle soup.

I can't believe how much she has changed and grown over the years. Here are 8 things about her:

1. Jozie is a very loving and compassionate child. She is always ready to give a hug or hold someones hand.

2. She is the most forgiving person that I have every met. Her brother does normal mean brother stuff to her on a daily basis and still she quick to forgive and ready to call him "friend".

3. Jozie is always ready to help. She loves to help clean the house, help with dinner - whether it be setting the table, making a salad, or cleaning off the table and doing the dishes - she likes to garden - even pulling the weeds, she will even help her brother clean his "room" (the space by his bed that he keeps his stuff in)! The only time she will complain about doing something she is asked to do is when she has to clean her own mess up!

4. Jozie loves babies. When I was her age I never gave babies a second thought but she loves to go into the nursery at church and hug and help with the babies. That and with her willingness to be such a good homemaker-in-the-making, hopefully she will be a great mother and wife someday.

5. Animals are special to her - and not just her stuffed ones! She really likes horses but hasn't had much of an opportunity to get up and close with them. She says she wants to a vet someday. She isn't even scared of the things that most girls are afraid of like bugs and snakes and other creepy crawlies! :)

6. She likes to tell me that she wants to be just like me when she grows up! Lord, help her! LOL

7. She isn't fond of school work but when she works hard and doesn't complain she can do it without many problems.

8. She is a gift not only to our family but to everyone she comes in contact with. There is no doubt in my mind about that. I believe that she will grow to be a woman of great faith in her Lord, a wonderful mother, and a loving and supportive wife. I believe that she will bless many people as a result of these things that God has birthed in her at this young age.

I don't know what we would do without her!

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

2 Comments For Risa:

Jodie said...

Awwww, that is so sweet. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing her. Maybe some day we will all be able to get together again.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Jozie!!!