Tuesday night I spent the evening with my beloved Aunt Barb. ♡
It was her 88th birthday!
As you can see, she is not only loved by me, but loved by many.
This is her display of birthday greetings. Or I should say, birthday greetings with a paper trail. Only Aunt Barb would display her cards as such to enjoy the sentiments to their fullest. She also received several birthday greeting phone calls as we sat at her kitchen table for a cup of coffee following dinner out. Only God himself probably knows the beaucoups of internet messages she also received.
She is the most precious lady I know! She is not only my mother’s older sister making her my aunt, but my mother here on earth since my mother’s passing five years ago. She’s my greatest example of being Christ’s hands and feet. She’s one of my most fervent spiritual mentors. She’s my most dedicated prayer warrior.
She may be 88 years old, but she’s got more spunk in her little finger than I do in my entire body! She can out pray the best of them. She spends her every waking moment serving others in either her church or her communuty.
Not many of us are fortunate enough to see our 88th birthday. Let’s be thankful for those times we can share such special occasions with those we care about.
What’s the oldest birthday you have celebrated with another?
I encourage each of you to take the time to spend some time with those near and dear to you. Especially our youth and elderly. They both desparately need it. Set good examples for our youth of traditional values for them to pattern themsrlves after. Cherish the golden years spent with our older generation. Savor memories from the past and create some new ones.
88 symbolizes fortune and good luck in the Chinese culture. So here’s to a year of good fortune to my Aunt Barb! Thanks for teaching me the way to be! I love you! ♡ Here’s to 88 more! May all your birthday wishes come true!
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Love and laughter,