Sunday, November 9, 2008

For Sarah...

Good day!

Today is Sarah's 17th birthday!!!! I know I can't express all the ways she blesses me daily, but I want her to know how very dear she is to me. I am so thankful for someone so like-minded that it is hard to disagree on something (and when we do it's not a problem...we don't care!). We have the same visions and passions and purposes. We share the same passion for our callings both universal and particular. Sarah is such a thoughtful and caring friend, that whenever she gets a hint of something I'm struggling with, she writes the most encouraging emails (some of them are more like epistles). We talk every Saturday (almost without fail) about everything (all the issues...think about it, think think about it). Sometimes silly stuff, family updates, community updates, the "issues", and just life! Whenever I am struggling to see God's hand, Sarah is right there to point me back to the truth and all of His gracious promises. She has shared so many burdens with me. I am so thankful that the Lord has given her to me, even though we live in different states. I am always amazed at her sunny, cheerful disposition. She works hard to maintain joy, and never fails to encourage me to be joyful.

We are approaching our tenth year of friendship, and I am thankful that the Lord has protected our friendship for so long and kept us so close. Actually, I think that since we've moved away from each other, our friendship has grown closer. The best thing to me, is that we are able to goof off and yet at the same time, we share so many of the important things that the activities we are involved in will not have any great affect on our friendship. We may change and be involved in different things, but since we've cultivated the same passions and convictions, our friendship will not be affected. I just want to say how excited I am for this new season that we are about to enter. Many changes will take place and I'm glad I have Sarah with me sharing it all.

I love Sarah so much...and I wish her a

Happy Birthday!

Her Friend,
Lily

7 comments:

Miss Blair said...

Lily~

Thank you so much for such a sweet post. Made me all teary :) You are such a wonderful friend to me and put up with all my ramblings and epistles; spaziness and excitement about everything that means nothing to you! I am so, so! thankful to our wonderful Father for the friendship He has given to me with you. You are so special to me! Love you so much, Lily!

With much rejoicing for the great things He has done,

Your Best Friend,

Sarah

Jessica said...

Sarah, I hope you had a delightful birthday worshipping the King!

Miss Blair said...

Thanks Jessica, I had a wonderful day...oh, it was such a gift from the Lord. And thank you for your sweet card in the mail. That was a very fun surprise!

With love in the Savior,

Sarah

wbtrice said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I forgot that you and Shep share a birthday. Hope you had a delightful day. And Lily, I laughed out loud at your "issues" comment...I can't hear someone say "the issues" without thinking the same thing! :)

wbtrice said...

P.S. Mary-Faith would love to be invited to your blog...would you email me and I'll give you her address? Thanks!

sing_a_new_song said...

Oh Sarah...
I missed it. What a loser I am.
Well....with as much GUSTO as a late birthday wish can give....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :D
I hope it was wonderful.

Miss Blair said...

Thanks Anna Leigh!

It was a really wonderful day. And I'm so glad you extended it for me :)

Love ya girlie,

Sarah