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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Ashlie & Believing God

As I seek -
I hunger.... I yearn.... I search...

As I seek -
I find... I discover.... I glean....

As I seek -
I learn... I grow... I love...

Seeking the One who created.
Seeking the One who perfected.
Seeking the One who descended and suffered.
Seeking the One who was crucified and buried.
Seeking the One who arose and ascended!
Seeking the One who will return.

Finding Him and
immersing in His goodness,
soaking in His mercy,
basking in His glory.

Finding Him and
being washed in His rain,
cleansed by His blood,
made whole by His sacrifice.

As I search, seek and find -
I am redeemed, restored, revived.
I am forgiven, found faultless, free.
I will Praise Him, glorify His name, rejoice in His presence, sing a new song unto the Lord.

I am believing God that He will come to me and show me the way.

Steps of Faith

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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY MY SWEET ASHLIE!

Hard to believe that my precious baby was born 20 years ago. I will never forget the joy that filled my heart when you were born perfectly healthy after 4 months of uncertainty during a difficult pregnancy.

You have been one of the lights of my life. You have made life exciting and sometimes turbulent! You are your own person with your own definite ideas.

When you were born, you came home to 2 big sisters who loved you so much. We all babied you and catered to your every whim. You were everyones little baby. Everyones little doll. Spoiled? Perhaps.

You have grown into a beautiful young woman. Not many girls can become mothers and wives at the age of 17 with the same grace that you did. You embraced motherhood with such passion and the love you have for your little boys just makes my heart swell with pride. You are a wonderful mother and Bryton and Sawyer are blessed beyond measure.

I see you mature spiritually and really seek the Lord. I see you bringing those Truths that your daddy and I taught you into your household and teaching Bryton about Jesus. I see you blossoming into a young lady.

I see all these things, but when I look at you, I still see my baby. My little Ash-ash. My precious child. My miracle.

I love you sweetie! Have a great day! You are NOT a teenager anymore!

Love, Mama


Beth

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Beth! How beautifully written. I just keep re-reading it. A perfect picture of a heart that is believing God.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Happy Birthday Ashlie!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful sharing dear one. I'm usually not online on Saturday's but I had you on my heart. I came by to tell you that I'm praying for you.

Happy Birthday to your precious Ashlie. May the blessings of the LORD rest with her and your entire family.

I'm believing GOD too. Love you.

Yolanda said...

You are such a great Momma!!! And I loved how you brought out truths of Believing God. Your such a delight to my very soul....and I love ya like.....chocolate. CRAZY!

Yolanda

~ Being Woven said...

What a beautiful testament to your daughter, Beth. Happy Birthday, Ashlie!

Beth, the glory raised to God is so fine. I, too, will reread it and probably copy it down as it struck my heart so immediately. Your heart to mine.
Caring through Christ ~ linda

Nancy M. said...

Happy Birthday Ashlie!!!

Simply Stork said...

beautiful words. Touching and inspiring all at the same time. May Ashlie have many blessings on this day :)

~simply~

Laurie said...

Hey sister! I can't say I am back 100%, but still trying to blog once a week. Really, I am praying about how to manage and juggle my time. I don't know how others do it with blogging. God bless ya, Laurie

Laurie said...

Hey sister! I can't say I am back 100%, but still trying to blog once a week. Really, I am praying about how to manage and juggle my time. I don't know how others do it with blogging. God bless ya, Laurie

angelonwheels said...

Ashlie,

It is because of courageous moms like you that it is my joy to volunteer @ my local pregnancy center. You are a a testimony to other girls struggling to find the courage you've shown and still do. Happy birthday! Great post Beth

Edie said...

Happy Birthday Ashlie!

There is a prayer button for Mary's husband on my personal blog if you want to add it to your sidebar.

I don't see your button. Did you receive my email? Do you need any assistance?

Much love!