Friday, January 29, 2010
Happy Birthday, Ann!
Mary Deane holding Ann, January 1984
Ann holding Mary Deane, December 2009
What a year this has been. How grateful I am for your courage and strength as you faced the daunting news of Mary Deane's CF. I am continually in awe of your ability to see God's hand in everything, especially your knowledge that He has entrusted you with the care of your beautiful daughter--with Brendon right by your side! Thank you for your unwavering faith, for never doubting that God is there, always there.
I am grateful for your encouraging letters while on our mission. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of missionary work. Did you memorize PMG?
I have thought a lot about Grandma while I have been here. I know she is watching you, concerned for you and still holding you, in a way, by her own legacy of faith in Jesus Christ. What a great gift she has left us both!
I love you so much. Have the very best of birthdays!