Guest posts are kind of like playdates, aren’t they? You get to go over the house of your fun new friend for an afternoon, share your stories, meet their family and friends, and return home a renewed gal…(and probably wanting a new toy).
Well, today I get to have a “playdate” over at Jessica and Linz’s blog, Sweet Athena. If you don’t know Sweet Athena, you should. Part of what I love about that blog is that each season of the year has a theme, and Jessica and Linz devote the majority of their posts to the season’s theme. This winter’s theme is celebrations, which is so up my alley; you can imagine how thrilled I was when Jessica invited me over to “play” on the topic of celebrations today.
My celebratory post is about…
Surprise notes are my favorite…and part of what I love about them is that they’re so simple, yet their surprise nature gives them the power to really make a difference in someone’s day. To check out my tips and tricks for mastering the art of the surprise note, click here!
But the celebrating doesn’t stop there.
Today, January 29th, 2013 is the 27th birthday of my dear younger sister, Lisbeth! (Cue confetti and balloons falling from the sky.) Woot woot!
Many of you have already “met” my sister here on the blog as she has been a visitor in several posts. Maybe you recall her guest post in December where she shared her gorgeous room tour or my post this fall when she rocked the denim skirt I made her. Let me give you a lil photo collage to jog your memory. Oh, you’d like me to include a cute childhood photo of her, too? No problem. Here you go:
On the day Lisbeth was born, I pressed my hands up to the glass of the baby nursery, looked at her swaddled in a hospital blanket, and said, “Lisbeth is my best friend.” I was almost 3. And I meant every word.
27 years later, Lisbeth has blossomed into one of the wisest people I know. She has a sensitive spirit meaning that she will laugh hard with you when you laugh…she will cry hard with you when you cry. I can’t think of a better person to pursue her calling as a Biblical Counselor. Though she is in Pennsylvania and I in Florida, we’re never far in spirit; my heart is always latched onto hers.
Happy 27th birthday, Lisbeth Rea – – my sister, my best friend.