Happy Birthday, Abby!
For all of you out there who don't have Abby for a sister--you're really missing out! She was the very first addition to our family, and she set the bar high:)
I remember Betsy and I (Abby's younger sister) scheming for hours on end, attempting to 'match' Caleb and Abby together. Thankfully God was able to work in spite of our efforts, and I am forever grateful!
Abby really had to put up with a lot, as far as Betsy and I were concerned. We spent lots of time together and somehow we were always asking favors of Abby...would she do our hair, read us a story, let us use her sock doll furniture, borrow her books, wear her earrings. Her clothes were always cuter than ours and, more often then not, I would wear Abby's in order to match Betsy.
Did she complain? Never.
She encouraged creativity and bent over backwards for us. She adopted me as a sister and I've loved her ever since! :)
Abby, your children are blessed to call you mother, and I'm blessed to not only call you sister--but my friend!
"For it is God who works in you
to will and to act according to His good purpose."