Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rachel's Birthday


Rachel is truly one of the most beautiful creatures under God's big sky. We adore our daughter-in-love, our chosen family member, who though never a bride, is now, for all practical purposes, our son's widow. She is the silver lining in our story, and cherished by each and every person in our family. She has brought us all deep comfort by her presence, her love, and her courage. It's her 30th birthday and she is being surprised and celebrated by friends in California wine country this weekend. No one ever deserved it more.

We love you, Rachel. Thanks for travelling
the long and winding road with us.
May you be showered with the love
you so generously pour on all of us around you.
May all your dreams come true, precious girl,
and may God fill your heart with joy beyond words.

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.


3 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

It gives me comfort to know that Joey knew the true, deep, abiding love of this beautiful woman. It is also comforting to know that your family shares true, deep, abiding love with her, as well.
Happy Birthday to the daughter of your heart, your son's love - with love to you, too.

Mackenzie said...

Beautifully written, Karen.

Anonymous said...

This makes me so happy. You are a kind nod generous family and she and you are so blessed. xoxo Sharon