BC: Proverbs 31:10-31 (NIV) Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character 10c A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women do noble things, you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. | SHE IS CLOTHED IN STRENGTH AND DIGNITY, AND SHE LAUGHS WITHOUT FEAR OF THE FUTURE | WIFE | MOTHER | SISTER
1: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. | Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.....
2: to be continued... | 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
3: Happy Birthday Dear Sister I just wanted to take a few minutes to wish you a fabulous Birthday and year. Although many miles separate us I pray that your days are full of God’s blessings and peace. When I look at the things that we have triumphed over I feel grateful and humbled. God has been so faithful to us. I pray that the next portion of our lives can be filled with wonderful memories and experiences that surpass anything that we can imagine. God has promised us that our future will be greater than out past. Continue to put God first and know that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. I am looking forward to sharing the next half with you. I pray that God continues to richly bless you with grace, peace and love. Happy Birthday! Love Always Your Sister, Belinda
4: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today | Dawn Bramlett | September 16th | Blue | SISTERS | iT'S yOUR BIRTHDAY, CRY IF YOU WANT TO!! | LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE | FAITH makes all things possible LOVE makes all things easy HOPE makes all things work
5: Hip Hip Hooray, It's Your Birthday Today | As a child I would occasionally think to myself that the girl of my life is out there living her life somewhere in the world. Our paths just haven't crossed yet. I think our paths have finally crossed, uncrossed, crossed back again, 30 times removed. Dawn is more perfect for me than I would have ever imagined. Life would not be complete without her. | THIS ONE RIGHT HERE, LORD! | HONEY BOO BOO | HILLS OF TENNESSEE
6: Mom Hello, Mother. I just wanted you to know how very much you mean to me. I honestly don’t know what I would do without you. You are the backbone of our family, always giving unconditional love and support and wisdom (whether desired or notlol). You have been my spiritual foundation, an example of a wonderful and overachieving mother, wife, sister and friend. I hope that through my remaining years here on Earth that I can have the same impact that you have had on so many lives. I thank you for your never-ending support and allowing me to make mistakes without judgment or condemnation. I thank you for being a shoulder to cry on in times of need. I probably don’t say it enough, but I love you with all of my heart. It makes me cry to imagine life without you here. You are the glue that keeps our family together and functional. I am so grateful that you are here to be an amazing grandmother to my kids. I don’t take it for granted that I can come over to your house just to have some down time, or that you will come over to entertain Gabe or hold Izzy, so I can rest. I am so happy that my children have a personal relationship with you and memories that they can cherish into adulthood. So, I say “thank you” for everything that you have done for me and my own new family. I hope you know how much you mean to me and that I’m grateful to have been blessed with a mother like you. Happy Birthday, Mom!!! Love, Nini
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8: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today | CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM GOD | MY BOI
10: MOM Mom, I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. You are truly an amazing Grandmother, mother, and wife. You have deposited so many enriching life essentials into my spirit and have continued to embody a true virtuous woman. Thank You for all that you do; may this day be filled with joy, peace, and happiness! With love, Your favorite Son-in-law | 2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
11: Dear Mama Odie, First off let me begin by saying happy birthday. God has blessed the world with yet another year of your existence. The more that time goes on, the more I see what an amazing impact you have on the lives of those around you. You are absolutely a gift from God and I am beyond lucky to have you as my mother. This year has been an interesting one for you and I. I have put you through so much stress and made you go out of your way to help my dreams come true... but that is exactly why I love you so much. There are so many mothers out there that won’t or can’t do half of the things that you do for me and my sisters. You are the epitome of selflessness and unconditional love. As I sit here in my NY apartment writing this letter to you, I am overcome with emotion. Fully realizing that none of this would have been possible without God and your help! Thank you for supporting the dreamer in me. I’m sure one day I will have children with big dreams and I can use you as my example of what to do! You are amazing in every way and I love you forever. Thank you and happy birthday! Love, DeeDee
12: Dear Mommy, Where do I begin. You are the person that I am most like, from head to toe I am you. And from the bottom of my heart there is NO women in the world I'd rather be more like. You are beautiful inside and out, caring, loving, and compassionate about all that you do. I can only pray that I am half as wonderful as you when I reach your age. You have alway's been there for me and I will forever love you for that. Through all my struggles you were my cheerlearder telling me "Jovan you can do all things through Christ who strengthen you". And whenever I want to give up or I feel like I can't make it, I hear your voice in my head saying those words to me. I never tell you enough how much you mean to me and how much I appreciate everything you do for me,but I want you to know that you mean the world to me and I could not ask for a better mother.I know Grandma Juanita and Grandpa are looking down on us saying look at what a beautiful, and strong daughter we raised. I know they are proud of you and I am too!!! You have set the bar high and I pray that one day I will half the women you are. I love you so0o0o0o0oo0o much mommy!!! Happy Birthday Sincerly, Jodi-Wodi
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15: Mama Odie, First and foremost HAPPY 52ND BIRTHDAY! With every year you get older, that’s one more chin hair I will have to pluck sooner or later. I’m writing this letter not only to congratulate you on making it another year but to simply say thank you. I couldn’t ask for a better role model and mother. It still surprises me that you’re in your 50’s, you’ve exhibited the morals of snatched livelihood quite well and I’m proud to have such a beautiful lady to call my mom. I find at times that I take for granted all of the little things you do for me every day. I know that without a doubt, you are always there. I know at times I do tend to be hard headed but nonetheless . . . I hear you mother. I’m listening. I know that without a doubt you know what is best for me, and the hopes you have for me are just as high as the ones I have for myself. Without a doubt I can assure you that all your hard work and constant headache will pay off. I truly am blessed to have you as my mother, and the day Devon and Zach expressed their gratitude towards you really allowed me to see that not everyone is as lucky as I. You constantly put everyone before yourself, and I pray someday that trait will rub off on me, because I know my selfishness gets in the way at times. On this day, I really hope you take time out just to enjoy yourself, letting all your worries float by the wayside. You’re one year older, and one year more fabulous. I love you so much, and once again thank you. Thanks for all the small things you do that couldn’t even equate to all the big things you do. Nothing in this life I could do without the love and support from you. I always pride myself on saying I will pay you back but I mean it. I really hope that one day; my talents will take me somewhere great enough that you will never have to worry again. I owe you the world and I really do plan on giving that to you. From your one and only SNATCHED, conceited, self-indulgent daughter, STINKY <3
16: Your spirit is serene Your laugh is infectious. Your smile lights up a room You give of yourself daily in a way that most can’t. We can only hope to be half as special as you are when we “grow up” While it may be from a distance While you may not know your impact THANK YOU for being such a role model to us May God bestow to you years upon years to continue making this world a better place.
17: My Heart, My Dawn Thirty four years ago, God allowed me to share September 16th with the Best big sister. To me you are an Angel in the Flesh. Full of Intuition, Intelligent, and Wise. Your words are Inspirational, Your Prayers are Divine. Always giving and helping through, Good and bad times. Your words are True and from the Heart. You are Always the friend I need, even the one I may not want. If I had one wish it would surely be To give you as much as you've given to me. Though I've put our relationship through some cloudy days, You've been my Sunshine in so many ways. Through trials and tests, right by me You stood, And gave me your hand whenever you could. Thank you so much my Sister, my Friend My Gratitude for you has no end. I Love You For Eternity. Happy Birthday!!! Love Nykki
18: Mami/Officer Hoyt Happy birthday, MAMI! Even though you’re the best aunty ever and still have plenty more birthdays to come.......You be iight! Haha LOVE YA!! Bates | Aunt Dawnie So I could be corny and express my undying love for you, or maybe even unoriginally recite a Maya Angelou poem however, I think in true Candace Olivia fashion I’d rather be real and say what’s really on my mind. As a kid you were one of the coolest adults I knew (you still are by the way). You had that whole “I’m cool, but I don’t have to act like I’m cool” vibe and it really rubbed off on me. In addition to your uncharted coolness, I feel comfortable with you, you never made me feel like an outcast and most importantly You’ve always made me feel like one of your own. The simplicity of that statement is just as important as the meaning behind it. You have always been this shooting star, never afraid to run your own mile or to let your natural beauty shine; and I appreciate it because you helped your goddaughter become a better person in that way as well. So I’ll just tell everyone, I dyed my hair, pierced myself, and got tatted in your honor Just kidding! But you had everything to do with me learning from you that its okay to be unique, myself, an aberration of my own dreams, because you are who you are my shooting star, my godmommyI love you ;)
19: Rediscovery Lost in dark depression Not knowing where to turn I opened the windows to my soul To see what I could learn I swept up the depression Scrubbed the sadness and the hurt I put it all in a trash bag And set them by the curb I found stashed in a corner Tucked high upon a shelf A treasure chest of knowledge That I could love myself And wherever my future takes me I know that I will win Because I opened the windows to my soul And let the light shine in | Friends are....Sacred Accountable True Loyal | Hey Girl, not sure of where to start nor how to start. So I found this poem that sums it up. Besides, I can't write without crying..LOL May God continue to Bless our friendship. May it blossom and make us both soar like eagles. Happy Birthday, Yous Lil Sis Forever and Ever! Vicki | Greatness is contagious. | Happy Birthday, Love you Dawn!!!
20: Puerto Rican Friend Whats up my Puerto Rican Sistah! Word on the street is that you are having another birthday,and I am so happy that God has blessed you with another year my sister.This is your day take time out to reflect: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Demanding, the trails we face. Amazing,the phases we go through Remarkable, all that we're learning. Undanunted, our purpose,our pace. Enormous,the hope we are given. Inspiring,the dreams that survive. Astonishing, how we grow stronger. Its your world girl,your dreams your hopes go ahead claim it! You are the Heiress of Greatness! You've got the friends, the Faith and the ability to conqure all that stand in your path. You, are one who overcomes obstacles. The keeper of The Word.. so go ahead take pen to paper and start writing the next chapter of the book of Dawny The Lady in the Suit of Many Colors. I am honor, proud and blessed to have you in my life, to know you is truly to love you! He who has started a good work in you SHALL see it through!! MIRACULOUS... look at you thrive!!! I LOVE YOU, ALWAYS YOUR SISTER GIRLFRIEND MILDRED
21: Sacred Contracts focuses on "what is our mission in life?" This includes both "where am I going?" and "who will go with me?" The answer is unique for each person to each of these questions. A sacred contract is "your overall relationship to your personal . . . and spiritual power." The contract is "a plan to help you develop your divine potential." This is to fulfill "an agreement your soul makes before you are born." Have you ever wondered what your mission in life is supposed to be? And yet you have probably also wondered whether that was really all there was to it. Each of us is guided by a Sacred Contract that our soul made before we were born. That Contract contains a wide range of agreements regarding all that we are intended to learn in this life. It comprises not merely what kind of work we do but also our key relationships with the people who are to help us learn the lessons we have agreed to work on. Each of those relationships represents an individual Contract that is part of your overall Sacred Contract, and may require you to be in a certain place at a certain time to be with that person. This doesn't mean, of course, that free will plays no role in your Sacred Contract. At any given moment -- or "choice point" -- your Contract may provide you with an opportunity for growth. It can come in the form of a challenge at work, the dissolution of an old relationship or the formation of a new one. Brame, how are you working out, responding, appreciating, or coming to the full knowledge of understanding the purposes of this life, your life. | SACRED CONTRACTS | Your Divine spiritual contractors | wishes fulfilled | 2012