I’ve done it agian

You may ask, why? Why has it been so long? And I would like to be able to say, “I’ll leave that question to the philosophers.” but I guess I’ll just explain it away by saying, I’ve been trying for three days to get a seat at this computer. Really. I wouldn’t feel obligated to mention it had I not been prodded on the subject. On another note, over the past few days I’ve been questioning my future involvement in cyberspace.

Happy birthday Ellen: today (oh wait, it was yesterday. Those of you reading this, just set your clocks back), December 10th, is my sister L.N.’s (Ellen’s) birthday. She turned Seventeen (sorry I told).

Her birthday was sort of anticlimactic. She got a new bookshelf from Trey. She got a couple of books and a CD from Mom; she got a Steven Curtis Chapman set. We went to Church. Had cake and ice cream. Nothing big. That’s kinda the way Ellen is: she has far more taste for simplicity than I do. She an outstanding person who is really content to not stand out, if you know what I mean. She doesn’t try to. That’s just one of the many reasons I’m proud just to call her my sister.

In many ways, Ellen reflects the person I want to be. She’s smart, fun, a great writer, she’s earnest and vehement about what she believes in. She good at what she puts her hand to. She loves the kids.

I stand completely amazed at God’s grace in granting me such a sister, and Pray that His grace would guide her in all the spheres of life she enters. Continue strong in the Faith Ellen. Do Hard Things. Happy Birthday and God bless.

 

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  1. #1 by amongchosenones on December 12, 2008 - 8:40 am

    aaaahhhhh sigh…
    You described Ellen beautifully
    What a dependable rock she is in your family great personality, great taste too.
    Thank God for the gift of Ellen
    I love Ellen !!

  2. #2 by Hannah Baggett on December 12, 2008 - 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday Ellen!! Wow! What you wrote was so sweet and true!! Like Mrs. Heather said, “Thank God for the gift of Ellen, I love Ellen!!” That goes the same for me!!

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