Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Elise!

Ha ha! I have done it! I have guessed her login ID and password, thus infiltrating this incredibly popular blog in order to thoroughly embarrass my wife!

Saturday, August 30th is Elise's thirty-first birthday, and in honor of this event, I would like to invite you all to write her a short message. On another note, I would like to thank you all for the friendship given to Elise that seems "virtual", but in actuality, is very real indeed. Elise finds great joy in having you all as friends who read her musings, encourage her, and lift her and her family up in prayer. My sincerest thanks!

Grace & Peace,
Elise's husband, Kevin

58 fellow travelers shared:

secondofwett said...

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! and enjoy your day immensely!

:..Rebekah..: said...

Elise,
Happy Birthday to a very special lady. I pray that God would continue to bless you richly, as you are such a sweet blessing to so many!

AndiMae said...

Happy, happy birthday dear Elise! I hope you have the loveliest day! And I hope that this next year is very very happy and blessed.

Love you!

xo Andi

Sleep-Deprived said...

Happy Birthday Elise!

Many blessings to you and your many blessings :)

All the best from our whole Sleep-Deprived Crew

-J said...

Happy Birthday, Elise!

I hope your celebration continues for many days, and that this coming year is your best yet of walking with HIM!

~judith

Tracy said...

The happiest of birthdays to you, Elise!

Stacy said...

~smiling at the "infiltration" comment~

dear, dear Elise,
Happy birthday! May you have a wonderful day!

I am so grateful for the opportunity to know you- even a wee little bit- through this venue of blogging. You are a blessing indeed. And the wisdom God has given you in your thirty-one years? Remarkable.
Love and hugs to you, friend!

~Stacy

Quinne said...

Hi Elise :)Happy, Happy Birthday! What a joy to discover Kevin's fun and to get to be a part of it.

May this next year be most blessed - a year that is filled with the Father's joy and His love.

Love and hugs, Q

Anya said...

It does seem a bit presumptuous, thinking of you as a friend, since it's all very 'virtual' - but I often check in on your page when I feel like a bit of encouragement from someone who is walking a similar path, and truly, I always come away with something that touches my heart or spurs me on...
Thank you for sharing your days with me, and for letting us have a glimpse into your family life.

So there you have it - I thank God for you as a 'real' friend, and praise Him for the way He uses this monstrosity called the internet for the building up of His kingdom and His people. You're a precious part of that community, Elise.

Enjoy your special day. May He awaken you to something precious about Him, and grant you a glimpse of what a blessing you are.

Happy Birthday from our whole family, and especially from your friend,
Anya

Alycia said...

Happy Birthday Elise! I am always blessed by my visits to your blog and your wonderful insights into life. Enjoy your special day!!

Me said...

Pretty cool husband you have there!! Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a blessed day filled with light and joy.

theresa said...

De-lurking to wish you a very happy birthday!! {{{HUGS}}}

Lyn said...

Happy Birthday!

You share this day with my mother. We are heading to a Farmer's Market and you will be in my thought as we see God's abundance!

Christine (Craftling) said...

How delightful that Kevin should have thought of organising this for you!! :o) How blessed you are to have such a thoughtful husband! ;o)

As you know from private emails, God used you to touch my life recently in a very profound way. As a result ~ even though we have only exchanged one set of email ~ I feel a special sense of kinship with you.

Wishing you an extra special birthday, Elise, and a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Chris xx

Mrs said...

Happy birthday, Elise! For an entire year you get to be "Thirty-one-derful!" (Soon, like me, you'll turn forty-two-good-to-be-true.)

:-D

Joyful Days said...

What a lovely start to your birthday! Hope it is filled with much love & laughter.

Blessings,

Julie

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

Happy Birthday, sister! I so appreciate your encouragement and example, and I'm thankful that Jen has you for a dear friend. I hope your day is fantastic!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! I hope you have a super sweet day! It is a joy to follow your blog and read your CWO posts. Hope you have a great Birthday weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Wish I could be there to celebrate with you. Have a wonderful day. Love you!
Amy

Shelley said...

30 on the 30th! I am praying that the Lord continue to bless you and yours richly as you love and serve Him. You are such an encourager, such an inspiration, such a blessing to all of us. I hope you have a wonderful year!

Love, Shelley

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! Blessings to you and your family on your special day.

QueenHeroical said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you, to you
Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday Elise -- kudos to the very clever husband as well!

Happiest of blessings to you and your growing family!

-Krina

~nanashouse~ said...

Happiest of all days to you sweet one. You are a blessing and encouragement to me. (and to many others as I read above)
O.K. on this day, eat what you want, read, and soak your tired feet from Walking this Path. Much love to you.

Mrs. "M" said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELISE!

What a sweet hubby you have. I hope today is a lovely day for you. You are blessing to this blogsphere...always ready with thoughtful encouraging words.

Wow 31 weeks....yippy. I am 33 weeks on Monday. So much to be grateful for!

Joy said...

Happy Birthday sweet Elise!
Love, grace, and peace to you on your birthday dearest! I hope you have a lovely time.

(Huge brownie points to Kevin...he he he...what a sweetie!)

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Elise. I'm so glad you were born!

"We walk by faith [in our friendship!] and not by sight.
--a twist for your birthday on
2 Cor 5:7

heartathome said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! Hope you are thoroughly blessed today!

Jaime said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! May you receive as many blessings today as you give us through your sweet posts!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

You guessed it?! What a great husband.

Felicidades a ti, en tu dia feliz, Felicidades a Elise, felcidades a ti!

hope your birthday is as special as you are!

Anna said...

Dear Elise,

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Even though we only know each other a bit through blogging, I look forward to the day when we can meet each other "for real" - it will happen someday!

~Anna :)

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! May your day be blessed and may you see His hand at work all around you.

Sending love.

Shooflea said...

Happy Birthday Elise!!! I hope you have a great day!!

Shanna said...

HappY birthday!!!

henryteachers said...

What a sweet husband to tell us all about your birthday today! I hope you've had a wonderful day celebrating with your family. Happy birthday Elise! I didn't realize we were the same age!
I'm sorry Aug. has almost slipped away and we never had you down to our place for dinner. I'll email you about doing it another time.
Love ya,
Mindy

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Dearest Elise,
A woman wise beyond her years and who looks far younger than those years...
A woman beautiful inside and out...
A woman who graces us with more of God...
Most Blessed of Birthdays, lovely soul.

I send so much love, Elise...
Rejoicing in you!
Ann

Audrey said...

Yom Holedet Sameach, Elise!!

laura said...

happy birthday. hope it is wonderfully special. i love to read your posts- and consider it a privledge to be sisters in Christ with such a godly woman. thank you for helping along my own path in more ways than you'll ever know. perhaps in glory we'll sit down and i can really tell you how your mentoring has helped me through the day to day. blessings on you, sweet friend.

Deb said...

Happy, happy birthday, Elise! I'm so glad I popped over to check on you and found out it's your b'day! Enjoy!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! What a sweet husband. May your day be glorious!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're had a wonderful birthday, Elise! I hope your family has spoiled you on your special day. I miss you!
Love,
Kate Conder

rautis2 said...

I hope your day was wonderful and I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I miss being able to see you at Kelli's on Thursdays. You me, and bekki need to ge together and do something! Have a great day and feel better!

A said...

Happy Birthday! It is such a blessing to be able to be a part of your life! Thanks for giving so much of yourself! I hope that your year is ama-a-a-a-zing!

Amanda

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday Elise! You are precious!

jen said...

What a clever husband!

Happy Birthday to you...only 31? :)

Mrs. Rabe said...

I hope you had a marvelous birthday!

I enjoy reading your children's books reviews!

Blessings!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday, my friend. You are an incredible blessing to me. I have so appreciated our friendship over the past year or so...

Grateful for who you are....

Love and hugs!!

Denise said...

I'm a little, as always, but that means that my birthday wishes are even more sincere!

Happy, Joyous, Blessed Birthday to you, Elise! May this new year ahead of you be filled with new hope, abundant blessings, extra grace through trials, the wonder of promises fulfilled, a deeper faith and a closer walk with our LORD and Savior.

And be sure to give your husband and children an extra hug and kiss - store these times in your heart - they are so, so fleeting.

rcsnickers said...

A few days late, but I still want to wish you a joyous birthday! What a beautiful family you have!

Beverly said...

Dear Elise,

I agree with another poster that you are wise beyond your years. I thank God for you, because you are always a gentle, sweet, and exquisitely eloquent reminder of what it means to walk with Christ.

I love you very much, and I pray that God gives you many years to serve Him. Happy belated birthday!!

Holly said...

Happy belated birthday, sweet Elise. What a blessing you are!

Mrs Wibbs said...

i seem to be somewhat lagging behind here! but happy birthday all the same, dear lovely friend
and tell your hubby that he is both very cheeky for highjacking your blog, and very wonderful for doing so...! you are blessed indeed
and now i shall go and celebrate your birthday by eating chocolate on your behalf ;)
love you
xxx

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!!! Sorry it's been so long since I've been here. I love your new "delight" picture. You're completely radiant and glowing.

Bekki said...

Happy Belated Birthday, friend.
I think you are tops.
The bees knees.
The cream of the crop.
You rock my socks!

Karly said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, ELISE!! I AM LATE BUT CANNOT BE LEFT OUT OF THIS!!! You are too precious and I must join in the chorus and say I, too, am so glad you were born and that I have the privilege of knowing you.

Blessings,

Karly

Erna said...

HAPPY (very belated) BIRTHDAY! It looks from your other post that you had a glorious day!

Miriam said...

Oh! I'm so late to the party!! How sweet of Kevin to do this. I hope you had a happy day and pray the Lord's rich blessings on this coming year of your life. Psalm 103 - our family's birthday psalm.

Maxine said...

Oh, I missed it! But I still want to wish you the best for many more to come; wishing you many years of service to your Lord as wife and mama.

Liberty said...

I am a bit late because I haven't been on the computer, but I still want to give you some birthday wishes. May God bless this year, especially as a new little one is about to be added. God bless you my friend.

By the way, I haven't been able to post a note on your blog in ages. This is the first time I have had the option.

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