"That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as pillars, sculptured in palace style." Psalm 144:12
On the 21st of June we celebrated Hannah's 14th birthday. Now, you may be wondering what this verse has to do with her birthday. "That our daughters may be as pillars, sculptured in palace style." What does that mean? Well, what does a pillar do? A pillar holds up structures of all sorts - in this verse a palace. Hannah is the firstborn and so her example is a very powerful one, either for good or for bad. What she does is copied by all those younger than her. Thankfully, Hannah has chosen to walk on the straight and narrow. Her godly, feminine example has been a beaming light in the darkness many times for people - even me! She is humble, always willing to help others, cooks and cleans, gives her youngest siblings baths, folds clothes and much more! I have gone to her often for advice on different things and I've always been encouraged in my walk with Jesus. Every night before falling asleep she asks "Any prayer requests?" showing that she is willing to pray for us when many people wouldn't. She doesn't scold anyone when they annoy her or bother her but takes it patiently. She is a pillar - someone who holds up this family. She can choose to go the world's way and have our "palace" (our home) crumble or she can choose Jesus' way and hold up our "palace" (house). The duty of a woman is truly made manifest in scripture (see 1 Timothy 1:9-15) and she strives to be the woman of a "gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God," (1 Peter 3:5a). She holds this house up by staying at home and being a godly example to those around her. Without Hannah, this house would crumble! I could go on and on (As you have seen!) about her but I don't think the blog controls will allow me to go on much further! All of you who have met Hannah, know what a godly, young lady she is! Please write any testimony about her/her life in the comments area at the end of this post.
Anyways, I want to thank the DeLille's who let us borrow their pool for her party. Thanks! For some reason I can't get any pictures to upload but will try soon! I did get some videos to upload though (see post before this one)!
I've got to go make some bread! (By the way we're having homemade pizza for dinner with cherry jello, and chocolate cake with cool whip icing for dessert! Yummy! Our uncle, aunt and cousins - Cadence and Justus - are coming over for dinner and "To Train Up a Child" discussion!)
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P.S - I thought a little color would be a good change!