Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keisha Suzanne







Sis,

Just as you miss home more on your birthday, we miss YOU more on your birthday. If I could, I would zap you right here on my couch -- just like the old days. I would take you to Mazatlan for lunch and cook you whatever you wanted for dinner. There would be garlic and laughter and none of our silly arguing. We would watch mindless TV or sit side-by-side-by-side (with Cory!) working on our laptops.

The kids would act completely insane, like they always do when you're around. I might even do you the high honor of allowing you to play with them while I snuck upstairs for a nap. :)

Instead, you're a world away, delivering precious babies. You're loving them into this world and those babies have no idea how lucky they are to meet you when they first open their eyes.

We miss you, but we're so proud of you. When it's time, we'll mob you, feed you, hug you as hard as we can. But for now, we'll love you state-side. We'll pray for you and talk about you all the time. We'll never forget you, not even a little. We'll be inspired by your courage and humbled by your love. We'll believe that you're never safer than where God sent you.

Feel our love extra today.

Love,
All of us


 







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28 comments:

  1. So sweet. And your words strike deep because we're so far from home, too, and birthdays are coming up.

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  2. I'm crying. Happy Birthday Keisha, from a girl who doesn't know you but is always humbled and inspired by your story, your heart, your obedience. Keep on shining.

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  3. What a sweet birthday post for your sister.

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  4. so sweet. -- you cut you hair right? i like it!

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    1. No haircut for me! In fact, I'm overdue. Going next Thurs. :)

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  5. Keisha, happy birthday, dear lady. You are a blessing to those you serve. You are the woman I wanted to be as a child. I so admire what you and your sister are doing for our world. Bless you both. Be safe.

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  6. Who would have thought 32 years ago where you would be today?? Safe and secure in the arms of Jesus doing His work, and loving it. I dreamed today you made a surprise visit home for your birthday, wish it was true. Miss you.

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  7. This is adorable! Love this and happy birthday to your sis. What an amazing experience she must be having :)

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  8. Well, I'm a puddle of tears! Yes, happy happy birthday to Keisha! What an amazing testimony, a living example of Christ's love for us. And oh my, what cutie pie nephews & niece she has! You're such a lovely family. Glad to "know" ya!

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  9. Sissssssay... Here I sit in bed (sick as a dog) on my big day and wishing I were tucked under your ol' blue blanket on the couch with a bucket by my side as you tend to me and love me back to health.
    You have no idea how many tears I'm shedding (okay, maybe you do:) Our family could not provide me more hope, strength, purpose, encouragement and love even half a world away. I'm beyond blessed to know that 'you get it'. 'you support it'. and even YOU 'live it'!
    PS Did you mean to spell Suzanne wrong on the title?
    xoxoxxoxoxox ALWAYS and FOREVER!!!!!!

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    1. I hope you are feeling better!!!!! Happy belated bday to you! May your strength be renewed may you know HE is near!

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    2. Haha! I had NO CLUE I had put that "a" on the end. I'm glad you caught it for me! Sheesh. Please feel better, Sister. xoxo

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    3. I an so sorry you're sick on your very own day :( I'll be praying for you & hope you feel better soon!

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  10. I totally thought that was you in the photo!!! I thought, was she a nurse or doctor in a foreign country at one point??? hahahahah What a sweet post for what seems to be a sweet sister <3

    Happy Birthday Keisha!!!

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  11. Shannan this is such a sweet post...You make me want to drive home and hug my own sis. Also? It cracks me up that you misspelled her name - sisters are the best! :)

    Happy Birthday Keisha!!

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    1. Ha! Cracks me up, too. Sometimes there's a disconnect between my noggin and my fingers. ;)

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  12. Happy birthday to your sister! As I finished reading this post I thought, "If I was Shannan's sister I'd be bawling right now..." and then I saw her comment and I was right. ;o) (sucks that she's sick on her birthday!)

    A very sweet birthday tribute to your sis! xo

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  13. You sisters are both so very special.
    I can feel the bond all the way on the other side of the world.
    I don't know which country you are in, Keisha, but happy birthday from Melbourne, Australia.
    You're doing a special work, both of you. xx

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  14. I'm feeling the love! And it's making me teary.

    Happy Birthday to your Keisha.

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  15. This is priceless! Happy Birthday Keisha

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  16. What a sweet message! Happy birthday to your angel sister! God bless!

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  17. happy belated, keisha. wish you were here, but even more: i wish we were there. praying for joy and strength enough for this day, this life.

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  18. Such a sweet post. And I LOVE that baby's back. I wish I could give it a squishy kiss!! I so admire your sister for what she is doing. Happy birthday to her - and tell her to give that baby back and extra kiss!!

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  19. You know whats random?
    1. I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and have never commented. Ever. (sorry)
    2. I was going to do the school that your (apparently!) sister is doing. In prep for that, I pretty much devoured her whole blog.
    3. I have NO idea you were sisters and then, Im reading your blog and am like "WHAT?!"
    The world is small. Im pretty convinced about this "six degrees of separation" theory.

    (www.worldwidewiebes.blogspot.com)

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