It’s Your Birthday, Jovan

In the dark of all All Hallowed Eve, 24 years ago today, a light was born

“You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden.”  Matthew 5.14

Last year I sang to you for your birthday, remember?

“So hold onto Jesus, baby wherever you are…”

This year, I am singing this song of great wisdom over you and your sweet life.  I really do hope you’ll have no fear and never be afraid to dance, to fall, to succeed, to make a mistake or try what your heart wants to try.

I really do hope that – that you’ll live your life in the middle of the fulness of joy Jesus has for you!  And may it cause dancing and rejoicing!  Thank-you for loving my son like you do and for raising my granddaughters like you are.  You are the beautiful girl your parents raised so well to share with us and we are grateful.  And glad to call you our own. 

I love you wholly, Jovan.  I have you in my heart.  Happy Birthday!

You shine!

“…so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—…”    Philippians 2.15-16 NIV

pictured: Jovan a self portrait, Jovan be…but mea culpa, Ellie…I added words! :)

5 thoughts on “It’s Your Birthday, Jovan

  1. Happy Birthday, Jovanie! Is it weird that JUST today I correlated that you LOVE sweets and were born on Halloween? No wonder! Maybe I have observed that before and forgot, but I chuckled to myself in thinking about it. Well, you were born on a day when people get to dress up to be what they secretly wish that they were. What a day of possibilities and dreams! I pray that the dreams that you’ve had hidden in your heart will flourish this year and come to fruition. I pray that you don’t have to wait until Halloween to put on the costume of your secret dreams, but that you can don that outfit (no costume) and be Wonder Woman, if that’s who you wish to be, or a princess or Mother of the Year or or or The possibilities are endless! Begin your 24th year endulging your dreams. I love you!

  2. Happy Birthday Jovanie! I am so excited for you this year as you step out in your creativity and not only add provision to your family, but have fun and make others happy doing it! I pray that you would prosper in whatever you set your heart to and enjoy sweet peace and rest this year. Love you!

  3. See, this is why I don’t even attempt the birthday blogs anymore… well, I may again once I get back on track. You say things so wonderfully, honey. Yes, Jovanie I hope you dance! One of my favorite lines of that song is… “…I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean…” I think that puts all of us in perspective of how small we are and how BIG God is! Love you, Jovanie, I’m glad that you are Rocky’s! [dad]

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