Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Julie

Today is my oldest "Bonus" daughter's birthday! And I say "Older" with quotes because is she creeping up to her 30's??? NNOOOO!!! She's not there yet!!! Just in her "late 20's" now but she's like I was - I so totally dreaded getting close to 30... now, I just forget how old I am... maybe its because of the age.

I just wish Julie was close by... times like this is when I absolutely hate there are so many states & miles away!

And for those of you who dont know this awesome young lady... let me tell you who she is!

She is a precious soul who has such a loving heart... she loves her family & is willing to do whatever it takes to take care of them.... she takes her family as a high priority -

she is a wife who married her high school sweetheart - & is devoted to her husband in every way... she met him at such a young age & knew she was going to marry him. When people would tell a young couple they would never last - she knew... she's such a good wife - believes in marriage with everything in her....

she is an incredible mom who is raising such a precious little boy (who I think is the most handsome little dude in the whole world!) ... she adores her son in every way - & who can blame her when those beautiful blue eyes look at you!!! - but I'm most excited about the way she's going to raise her son - in giving an example of a relationship with God! Mommy is a word that just fits her so well!
she is a friend who goes out of her way to support her friendships & takes them totally to heart.... she has kept friendships that she has had since she was a young girl - even through moves & distance - she values the people that are - and have been- in her life

she is extremely intelligent... working on her PhD to become a scientist - the way her brain wraps around these things just blows me away ...

she is a genius in the kitchen! She can make some incredible dishes - & is all about the natural foods & spices... I LOVE when she visits because we know we're going to get a sample of her fanciness.. & my kitchen actually gets USED!!!

Most importantly - she is a Godly woman - a woman who loves the Lord - is thankful for Jesus - lives by His word - & makes decisions to reflect it. She dedicates herself to her church, & she is not ashamed of her love for Christ.

And I'm proud to say too - she is more than a daughter to me - she is my dear friend...

I love you Jules!!!! Happy Birthday Princess!


  1. Happy Birthday Julie! That baby is so adorable.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Julie. She sounds like an incredible woman of God.

    Happy Birthday, Julie!

  3. Wow! What a wonderful & heartfelt tribute to Julie! Both of you are lucky to have each other!

  4. That's so sweet! Happy Birthday to Julie!

    I hope you are feeling better! Stopping by from SITS!

  5. Happy Birthday!!!

    What a beautiful tribute post!

  6. Happy Birthday to Julie, she sounds like a wonderful woman!

  7. Reading your tribute to her is going to make Julie leap for joy! It's easy to see why you treasure her so much...hope her birthday is one she'll always look back on with a smile!

  8. Your words are just bursting with love for her. It is so refreshing to hear. I love that picture at the beach. She is lovely and the baby is adorable.

  9. Happy Birthday Julie!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

    Great post Bec... she is amazing, isn't she? Makes you proud to call her daughter, huh?????

  10. How stinkin sweet! Happy Birthday!!! :O)

  11. What a sweet tribute! She is fortunate to have you as a friend too! Dropping in from SITS to say hi. Hope the ear infection gets defeated today!

  12. Happy Birthday Julie! Have a beautiful day!

  13. Thank you all for your birthday wishes, you are all so sweet. Bec, I'm so undeserving of your beautiful words. Thank you for making me feel so special. I love you.

  14. Looks like you lucked out in the "bonus" daughter department!

  15. Aww, so sweet!

    Happy birthday Julie! :)

  16. What a great tribute and post to your bonus daughter! She sounds wonderful. Aren't you a lucky gal to have her in your life!

    Happy Monday!

  17. Happy Birthday Julie.

    Girl you're the sweetest thing that post was so beautiful and sweet! What a wonderful lady you both are :)

  18. What a beautiful birthday tribute! Happy birthday Julie!

  19. Happy Birthday to Julie :) Hope you are having a beautiful and sunny day!
    ♥ HUGS ♥

  20. What a sweet, sweet post...Happy Birthday, Julie!

  21. RJ, What kind words for a beautiful daughter!! Happy Birthday Julie!!!

    Have a Blessed evening,

  22. Happy Birthday to Julie!

    Saw your comment on SITS roll call, hope your ear infection is better!

  23. So sweet! Happy {belated} Birthday, Julie!


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