Tuesday, March 4, 2014

19 Years Ago Today...

someone was in a great big hurry to embrace life and living. No one was quite prepared for her entrance. . .

Not her dad, who was fiddling with the camera, intent on capturing the event and nearly missed it altogether.

Not the midwife, who couldn't make the snowy 30 minute drive in less than 15 { and was so annoyed that she'd missed the birth she said not to bother calling her next time}.

Not the neighbor lady who brought us a bag of ice chips to ease the labor... only to hear a squalling newborn already proclaiming her entrance.

Not her mother who was just starting to psych herself up for an hour of laboring, (at least)... 

Not her grandmother who had booked a flight from Zambia especially for this moment a week early only to find she was three days late.

Ah, yes. She's an unstoppable go-getter even today. She's never bored. Never lonely. Never wandering aimless. She lives each moment to the fullest. No one crams as many things into the day as she does. There's no one who is more conscious of wasted moments, (or wasted anything - money, time, food, or other resources) than this girl.  She runs, hikes, and bikes to her limit. She snaps pictures, makes music, seeks adventure and shares everything with everyone. She has a heart for the ones with the greatest needs.   She loves the Lord and trusts Him with her life and its a good thing ~ Her zest for life gets her in a few  dangerous situations. . . .

We sure miss her around here!!!!

Happy Birthday, Brianna!



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve and Angie, your family is an awesome gift to Cashmere congregation for --what? About 14 years? Today we think of Bri, the smilebuster, running barefoot over grass--and mud--and up mountains. It would be heartwarming to have her back home, but look at the hope she's building into other hearts! And the memories she's sharing! --DaleV

Preacherstribe said...

She's a treasure for sure, like her sisters.

Enjoli said...

Love her! I sure miss her and hope she had a wonderful birthday! Too bad I missed it. If only I could have stayed another week or two... My mom would have been upset though. :p lol

Hannah Rayne said...

Happy, happy birthday, Bri! Keep letting Jesus shine through you! Your smiles and cheerful are a light! Glad we have gotten to spend some time with you and get to know you better! Love and hugs!