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.