Happy Birthday, Sis!

Today is my precious little sister’s fourteenth birthday. The older I get, and closer the time comes that I may be leaving home, the more I’m coming to appreciate things like that. I never realized how much I enjoy watching Susanna open presents before. She just gets so excited. Another thing I’ve realized is how much she’s really grown up. It’s only been in the past few months that I’ve noticed that she’s really not a little kid anymore, she’s beautiful young lady, and quickly growing into a woman. Once again I’m realizing how blessed I am to have younger siblings, however much I may have complained about it in the past. Since I fail at putting things into words well, I’ll quote Fiddler on the Roof in my prayer for Susanna in the coming year…

May the Lord protect and defend you
May He always shield you from shame
May you come to be
In Israel a shining name

May you be like Ruth and like Esther
May you be deserving of praise
Strengthen them, oh Lord
And keep them from the stranger’s ways

May God bless you, and grant you long lives
May the Lord fulfill our Sabbath prayer for you
May God make you good mothers and wives
May He send you husbands who will care for you

May the Lord protect and defend you
May the Lord preserve you from pain
Favor them, oh Lord, with happiness and peace
Oh, hear our Sabbath prayer. Amen

That’s for you, sis. I love you so much. I’ll leave you with one verse: Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but the woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30. You’re beautiful, but you’re beautiful because you’re following Him. I pray as you continue to mature, you’ll grow closer the Lover of your soul.

Happy birthday, Susanna.


About Stephanie Joy

I'm just a girl growing up in a world with very little light and trying to follow God's will for my life. I love Jesus, my family, and my friends, and I pray that somehow someone will be blessed through my scribblings. View all posts by Stephanie Joy

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