Happy Birthday, Tredessa

Our little DessyPoohPie had a birthday

You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful to Me
So beautiful, so beautiful to me
And the fragrance of your love it is so sweet to Me
The fragrance of your love anoints Me
And I will pour it back upon myou
I will pour the oil of My love upon you

This is the song I am hearing for you, sweet Dess.  It’s a song of love from the Lord to you (Laura Rhinehart, Isa’s Song).  I can hear God singing with delight over you, I can hear Him singing strong.  I am humming along. 

From your birth, you possessed a quiet serenity, a sure confidence.  From your tiny beginnings, the blessing of God and His call on your heart have been apparent.  Deep calls to deep…even at three, your main topic of conversation was “And the Bible says…” and your love for God and for His word have been the hallmark of all the days of your life so far.  How pleasing it is to me to see how strong that remains in you.  You are woman who is to be admired.  You have my awe and respect.

And it’s through your love and through your life
I will pour my anointing out over all the nations
I have not forgotten you
I have not forgotten even one tear
I have not ever left you alone
And I am showing Myself strong to you

Tredessa at 4, Tredessa at 6


And you’re my little girl, too.  Sometimes I hear you giggle and I get to see that ornery twinkle in your eye.  Your ultra-wry  sense of humor is so fine-tuned, yet not often what you are known for, as capable and gifted as you are and sometimes maybe you hide it a little, fearful that it is a frivolous part of you.   But I think you crack God up and when you are lighthearted and a little silly, when you set out to make God smile and wind up making the rest of us laugh?  You are in your strongest place.  You will never be considered a silly airhead, my sweet.  Not possible.  The fact that you could run a small nation  – or even this nation (Obama would be wise to offer you a position) is what makes it OK for you enjoy some frivolity and cause some laughter.  Your joy is a strength to us, as it flows from above.  You are so plugged in to the Source!

Today is the day of My love poured out over you like you have never known
Today is the day of my love being poured out all over you
And you will see all the desires that you have had
You’re going to see them fulfilled!

 Its your birthweek!

O, baby number three {thus: Tre},  I know God is dancing over you, but I am so pleased to see His delight dancing through you.  You are in your groove, yet, it is only the beginning.  God is the Writer of your story, the Author of your very faith.  We all wait with eager anticipation to see how the grand drama will progress.  What will the finish look like, I wonder?  What plot does our Father have in mind for one Tredessa Christine, a true heroine of the faith? 

It is hard to say because I think it will be beyond what any of us could even imagine, but certainly, when you were three and we were dirt-poor and would buy one drink at the drive-through for you and your older sisters to share after church – we saw an inkling.  When you’d ask, “Can I be in charge of the drink?” in that raspy little voice – your giftedness and call were already at work and you are a woman in charge.  You, darling and amazing woman, are a Grace Kelly ~ without a doubt!  You are Arwen Evenstar (Liv Tyler) from Lord of the Rings, a grace and strength giving warrior-princess.

Arwen: Do you remember when we first met?

Aragorn: I thought I had wandered into a dream.

Arwen: Long years have passed. You did not have the cares you carry now. Do you remember what I told you?

Aragorn: You said you’d bind yourself to me, forsaking the immortal life of your people.

Arwen: And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

[hands him her pendant]

Arwen: I choose a mortal life.

Aragorn: You cannot give me this.

Arwen: It is mine to give to whom I will. Like my heart.


Tredessa and her sister at HF Sunday at NHC; Tredessa addressing the HF leadership at Union reservoir recently; Tredessa during a video shoot for HF.  She dies a lot of HF.  {smile}

All the dreams of your heart, all the dreams of your heart
They will be fulfilled, they will be fulfilled
As I dance over you, as I dance over you
they will be fulfilled
As I dance through you…
My love is increasing…
I am breathing on the fire
The desire in increasing…
 I love you,  I will love you, love you*

What I know about you:

You are wise beyond your years.  You are thoughtful and kind.  You are deep and strong.  You are intelligence and ability, capable and giving.  You are grace and vision and worth much trust.  Wildly lucky, deeply blessed will be the man who wins you.

I love you, sweetie-pie, mom

*Listen to Isa’s Song by Laura Rhinegart at http://www.myspace.com/laurarhinehartmusic

Arwen Undómiel shall not diminish her life’s grace for less cause.

She shall not be the bride of any Man less than the King of both Gondor and Arnor.

 – Elrond to Aragorn – J.R.R. Tolkien

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Tredessa

  1. Happy Birthday, Dessa Doo!! Pregnant women shouldn’t be allowed to read sweet things about their besties! I’m NOT gonna cry today! HA! I love you dearly and am so thankful that I get to do this life with you!!

  2. Can you say, ‘Hair?’ From the moment she landed on her feet her amazing head of hair has been one of her captivating qualities…as well as all of the other great stuff you have said about her! We love her and so blessed to have her as part of our family- Happy B-day, Tre! Hope it is slammin’!

  3. Gotta give you a big Happy Birthday blog style! You are such an incredible, extraordinary, beautiful, special woman, and I am so blessed to be able to hang out and do this whole HF thing with you! You rock my world!! Love ya….Jen :)

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