Happy Birthday! We miss you & wanted to let you know we were thinking of you. 519 definitely isn’t the same without you.
Your birthday is a great opportunity to reflect on the blessing you have been to each of us. I admire the strength & perseverance you have demonstrated over the last few years and the vulnerability with which you have shared your challenges & triumphs with us. You have helped many of us in ourairlity to empathize with others and definitely, broadened the boundaries of our ability to be affectionate (:-)) + compassionate.
I appreciate your hugs and humors, smiles and laughter. On any hard days, when all I needed was to know someone cared, you let me sit by you for a while and then made sure it got up, headed home, handing a cup of hot tea to stay awake for the ride. These small acts of thoughtfulness helped more than you know.
Another quality which I get to see later in our friendship is the depth with which you read and write. I after wished I could speak Korean so I could read your blog or understand fully the mature content of the writers you were reading. I know God has gifted you with a sharp mind and has a plan and purpose for you and the talents He has given you.
I am praying that the coming year brings with it a deeper understanding of yourself, God, the world He created, and your place in it.
“May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
Sending many hugs and prayers,