Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Happy 20th Birthday Anna!

 I am sure that most of you were thinking "Wow, Anna is wishing herself a happy birthday, and you were probably not that surprised. Because that's the Anna we know, and love! But I have good news... she is becoming more Christ-like, and learning to not talk herself up to high. So this is actually Esther reporting. *Smile* Okay... now on a more serious note!

Where does one begin when trying to describe what Anna means to them? This is not an easy task! Anna is my best friend, my favorite sister, my inspiration, my encourager, and my biggest fan! She is one of the few people who can make me laugh at any given moment! She is a great example of someone who gives God everything in every situation! When she went to VA for 2 months... it was hard for me to survive!  I did not have my best friend there to tell me what to do, or that I was doing just fine. I am not a skilled writer like Anna, so it is hard for me to put into words how much you mean to me!

I love you so much Anna!
(I tried to pick pictures that I think capture MY Anna! I love this one it is so her!)

 When people ask me how I can survive with 7 brothers? I always tell them I love having that many brothers! I could not imagine my life without each one. But I think that the reason I can survive with so many brothers, and not hate them is because there is Anna. We have each other. I have MY Anna!

So Anna has been doing random facts for birthdays, so here are Anna's 20 random facts:

                     Broke her leg when she was 5 months
                                      Love language: Gifts, and Words of affirmation
                  She really wants a Pink Motorcycle
          Makes super good cheesecakes
                                  Was named after her late Grandma Wittmann

 She greatly enjoys writing
                         Has to sleep with a little pillow at night
                        Has taught with CEF for almost 7 years
               Went through a tree on a dirt bike
           Is the favorite sister

                                                              Has a great desire to go to Haiti and work in an orphanage                                                    Can sew pretty much anything without a pattern
                                     Has lead over a dozen children to the Lord
                          Can really "dish" it out
 Spiritual Gift: Service

Has hundreds of books
                                                                   Views creating conversation as a fun challenge, and is good at it
                 Loves to pick out cool ties for guys 
 Knows how to swing dance
                                         Totally lives out her life verse (on bottom of post)

Now for her birthday I would like each of you to leave a comment and share something you appreciate about Anna, or a funny story, a memory, or something like that! :)

"I say to myself, the Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him."
Laminations 3:24-25


Lesley said...


What I appreciate about are so many things!

Anna - you radiate with joy that only comes from a relationship with Christ...I love that about you! Your contagious smile and laugh brings sunshine to the lives of those around you. :D Your heart of service to the Lord and others is a blessing to so many.

May the Lord bless you above and beyond what you can dream as you continue to follow Him!

Love you, Pippi! ;D

Sticks said...

Happy Happy Birthday Anna! I would have to say that I LOVE your fun enthusiasm and your relentless teasing! :) You are so fun to be around. But more than that, you encourage me in my walk with the Lord. You use your talents He has given you to bless others. You are constantly making people (including me) smile! As well as serving, where ever, when ever!

God is using and will continue to use you in mighty ways girl! :)

Love you Anna!

Alaythia said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Anna!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day today! Love You Anna!

Charity U said...

I don't know Anna as well as I'd like to, but I know her cheerful smile makes ME smile every time I see her. I also love that, even though we aren't really close friends, she gives me a hug whenever we run into each other. Really makes my day. Happy birthday, Anna!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Anna. Hope you are having a super wonderful day and many, many more in the future.. We just had some ice cream to help you celebrate.
Love you

Katy said...

Anna you just radiate God's love and joy!
I love talking sewing with you! =)
And the funny memory that I'm thinking of right now is when we were in the basement at work and I would just look at you and you'd bust out laughing! You couldn't even take a drink of your coffee!
Love you muchly!
Happy birthday!

Miss Toria said...

Happy Birthday, Anna!

I recently just found your blog through your sister-in-law (Bethany)'s blog, although I've been reading about all your contributions in the Wismann's productions for years!

Esther's post was so touching and sweet that I had to come and introduce myself instead of being one of those "silent readers" that everyone hates. ;)

Keep living for Christ and focus on Him only- 20 can seem like the "old spinster" state has arrived, but don't believe that lie for a moment. You're perfectly beautiful in God's Eyes and He has your story completely written out to ever detail, moment, and second. He has great plans for you as you serve Him.

Keep up the fight!
Miss Toria

Ellie said...

First of all Esther, when you said "now on a more serious note", it kind of made me stop because I thought you were being serious already. "lol" And secondly, what a sweet sister you are!! Don't tell Anna this, but that is probably why she is so sweet too!

Anna!! Happy Birthday! hmmmm, memories...All you did was play dolls while I wanted to go outside, Feild and Stream games, Princess stories while taking naps, we started being friends, crazy car rides to 5-day-clubs with Ben and Joe, Running at 6:00 in the morning, violin- dog hair- calvin and hobbs, capture the flag, more capture the flag, talking, making fun of eachother, bumping into one another, more talking, laughing, cool stomp-clap thing, vollyball - as long as it isn't on the same team, setting up and tearing down for baby showers - weddings- parties..., picking up your room, cooking together, And tons more. Love you and miss you ;) oh, and tons of smiles!!
Happy Birthday

Voynaimir said...

Saucer of milk for Miss Toria!

Bethany said...

Memories??!?! many good ones!

Running through the pouring rain in Harpers Ferry, WV...

eating PINKBERRY! in Washington, DC...

Rummaging through piles and piles of books to find the jewels --and getting them for quarters and dimes...

taking pictures...

baking melt-in-your-mouth molasses cookies (and eating waaaaay too many!!)...

talking about how amazing Dan Beasley is (as well as your other siblings... ;)

going crazy over the coolest beads for bracelets...

practicing our volleyball spikes w/ Katy and Kristina...

exploring the cool downtown of Charlottsville, VA, together...

all the while talking, laughing, crying, giggling -- and just enjoying being together. :)

Love you, Anna-girl!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Anna!
(Great post, Esther!!)
One of my favorite memories of Anna is being in the 'Fabulous Five' with her last summer for church volleyball!! :) :)
Anna, your sold-out passion for Christ is an inspiration to me and many others! Thanks for shining HIS light so radiantly!! :)
<3 you!
~Elizabeth U

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! May the Lord bless you abundantly as you diligently serve Him! Though I've only seen you a few times (@the great adventure), you have been such a blessing and example to me. You are such an excellent seamstress, too! Enjoyed seeing the photos-your smile brightens my day!


Lois said...

Dear Anna,

Never commented on your blog (I found your blog through the Wissmann’s, I think).
But I just want to say Happy Belated Birthday in the Lord! Though I never met you, I can tell (by reading other posts), that you joyfully serve other people around you! I wish I had a friend like you! I also envy your skill with the sewing machine. :)

Numbers 6: 24-26
In Christ,

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! You probably don't remember me, but we met once at the Lake Itasca Family Music Festival in Bemidji, MN. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your latest and greatest sewing creations!! :) You are an inspirational young woman!

Ashley said...

Okay, so I'm really late on this one but...Happy Birthday! You have so much joy and enthusiasm in everything you do that's contagious. I like that about you.

And that one photo of you is so Pippi! Love it! ;)