Thursday, March 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Julie!

Today is Julie's birthday. It is time to celebrate! And since the narrow gate girls are writers my gift to her today is a gift of words. (After small group last night I planned on running out and buying her a little gift . . . well, you know how that goes - my kids are home for spring break, my group was here until 9:00, and so here goes.)

I met Julie at a women's retreat two years ago. Since then we have crossed paths at a Y bible study, in the child care room, and an occassional 'pizza' date here and there. Since I have two friends named Julie my husband calls her Pizza Julie. Most of our communication is done on-line since we both are notorious for losing our phones or letting the batteries run out. We laugh, cry, encourage, and have fun with one another.

Julie . . .the words that come to mind are spirit-filled writer, wife, mother, friend, and child of the Most High. You are an encourager, teacher, and mentor who sees things in others that they may not see in themselves. I love your honesty, your wit, and your faith in us. You have inspired me to go through the narrow gate even though I kept holding onto the 'door frame' because I felt unworthy. I thank the Lord for you and our friendship. You are a true blessing!

Happy Birthday! Kim

P.S.) No re-gifting!!! See previous post.

1 comment:

The Surrendered Scribe said...

I turned three shades of red when I caught you with the title of this post, I had no idea you wrote such a touching thing. I'm now ten shades of red but blessed to have friends like you who keep me striving for more in Him because you and Maria are so hungry for things of God. Keep up the good work but don't get so adept at blogging you pull sneaky stuff like this again---ha ha.