Turning 20

How Is It Possible?

That the tiny baby I gave birth to in my youth is turning 20 today?

I knew she was special, lovely, talented…..

But she has become so much more than this mother’s heart could have ever dreamed.

Those brown curly locks that we used to struggle through every morning are now her signature.  Her hair so long and springy in her Jane Austin style.

That determination to teach herself to ride a bike when she was 8 years old is now the strength that she calls upon when the Lord requires her to follows His ways no matter what the cost.

Struggling to share a room with her messy sister when she was 10 gave her the wisdom she would need to patiently wait upon the Lord for her mate.

If you have never met my oldest daughter, now 20, then you don’t know.  She is amazing.  She inspires me every day to pray, to become more like Christ, to overcome my own sin.

I am amazed that 20 years has flown by so quickly.  I am humbled that He gave me the honor of mothering this beautiful young woman.

Happy Birthday Grace.


  1. Happy Birthday, sweet Grace! You are indeed a precious woman of God, and you bring honor to your parents! May this year bring you abundant blessings as you wait upon the Lord for His direction and provision! ((hugs))

  2. I hope your birthday was a wonderful celebration, Grace.
    I’m blessed to know you! The Lord bless you this next year and always!
    .-= Sara K´s last blog ..Remember… =-.

  3. Elaine (aka Gypsy) :

    Happy Birthday Grace.

  4. Pennie Prislovsky :

    Happy Birthday, Grace, from all the Prislovskys! May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. 🙂

    Much love~~~~

  5. Heather Mitchell :

    Grace, you are definitely one special lady! We all love you. Have a fabulous birthday.

  6. It brings me so much joy to read such kind words from your mom. What a blessing you truly must be! I pray your 20th year is full of amazing blessing.
    .-= Autumn Beck´s last blog ..Teach Resurrection, Not Easter Bunny =-.

  7. Grace- I hope your day was special and that you draw ever closer to Him. You are such a sweet godly example.
    .-= Grateful for Grace´s last blog ..Big Deal? YES! =-.

  8. Happy birthday Grace!! It’s been such a joy getting to know you, and you’ve been a wonderful friend!! I just can’t WAIT to finally meet you and spend time with you this fall!! 🙂