Pour ma chère sœur.

20 October 2011

For those of you who don't know (which would include myself, prior to looking it up), the title of this post means "To my dearest sister" in French. Bree is currently taking French and is head over heels in love with it, so I thought a French title would fit this birthday post dedicated to her very well. Since I don't speak a word of French (yet :)), Google Translate was very helpful. :)

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Bree, you are my darling little sister and my dearest friend. I don't know what I would do without your clever wit and your incredible sense of humor. We always have so much fun together, and we have too many private jokes to count. We chat about anything and everything together, work on our books together, and (occasionally) quarrel together. You are an absolutely amazing dancer, an absolutely amazing writer, and an absolutely amazing friend. 

And today you officially step into your teen years. I honestly can't believe it. How did time go so fast? 

"Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply . . ."  ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Bree, it is such a pleasure to watch as you grow and mature in the Lord. We have been "buddies" for years, and despite the fact that we sometimes disagree, we always have remained close. I knew you as a little toddler, a small child, and now you are becoming a lovely young lady. I am so blessed to have you in my life. ♥

My Scripture for you this year is as follows:

"The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
~Numbers 6:24-26


I love you so much, Josy-phine! I hope your birthday is overflowing with His blessings.


P.S. I just couldn't resist . . . (it's almost scary how much this song sounds like us :P)

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  2. Aww, thanks so much Lizzy! Your the best older sister a girl could want. :)

    {{hugs}}
    ~bree

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  3. Aww, Lizzy! This was lovely!

    Happy Birthday Bree!

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  4. Oh Happy Birthday to the lovely Bree! Thirteen - wow! :)

    Love the "Sisters" song - we have it on CD with the vonTrapp girls singing it - too funny!

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  5. i know...time just flies...it seems like just the other day i was a four to five year old...now i am almost eleven...


    ~Olivia Marie~

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  6. Happy Birthday, Bree!!
    That's truly beautiful, Elizabeth, to see the love and friendship between you two...
    It is such a blessing to have sisters as close friends, and share together as true sisters in the Lord (both in the physical sense and the spiritual sense). I have three sisters, and really I feel they are my best friends! Hope your sister had a lovely day ;).
    Lots of blessings in Christ,
    ~Joy

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  7. happy birthday bree. :) you're acquainted with the laurence welk show??? I know of an outrageous parody of that song.. but I won't shatter the blissful mood of this post.

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