Every day of your life has been a gift to me. We have our struggles, though, don't we? :) But, isn't Jesus so good? He loves reconciliation and healed hearts and sins washed away and being the Rock for which His children can stand upon. He is (and has done) all those things for me and He is and has done all those things for you. I am so thankful that He has given me you to be my oldest daughter and even more so that you are my sister in Jesus! I love watching Him grow your heart to be more like His every day. It is not an easy path to follow Jesus, especially as you get older in years, as you have been discovering. That's why it is the narrow path and few go down it. But you have chosen to follow Jesus and there is no greater joy for me to see you walking in the truth.
Thank you Isabelle, for your love for Jesus. Thank you for the way you laugh freely, love deeply, and serve faithfully. Thank you for the many, many ways you choose to encourage those around you, including me. From the little notes you leave me around the house, or on my computer, or coming and sitting beside me and giving me that special smile just for me. God has given you the gift of encouraging and His Spirit lives inside of you, promoting you to let Him work through you. I pray that you would never stop Him from being able to work through you. I pray that as you continue to grow, you would desire that He be more in your life and that you would be less. I pray that you would desire that in everything you do, God would be glorified, and ultimately that you would live your life in that way.
You are an incredible gift in our lives! Today is your day! We celebrate your life today! We love you, Sis.