Friday, December 7, 2012


Mom, I'm so very thankful for your love. The kind that stays up talking to a (certain) young lady 'til all hours of the night and cares about her dreams. Your the kind that sacrifices fame and friends to follow Christ. Your one of my very best friends. I'm just hoping that I will someday be as much of a friend and comfort to you.

Rebecca, Thank you for the hugs that you give me and the kind things you say and do.You brighten my life and make me laugh; not to mention being my cozy lump of warmth during these cold winter nights! I hope you know that you're special and that God has a beautiful plan for your life. Always trust Him, and always strive to please Him.

Kara, you are a gift to me in more ways than one. I am filled with loving pride as I see the tender-hearted ways that you bend your own will to help someone who is suffering. I'm proud of how you take pictures so well that the cashiers at Walgreens always ask me about "copyright." I know this year has been tough, but remember that I'm praying for you and that Jesus is a friend who "Sticketh closer than a brother."

Isaac, I love your creativity and the tender heart God has blessed you with. You have taught me some heart-warming lessons that I will always remember. My prayer for you, is that you will find your best friend in Jesus; He's always there, even if it feels like nobody else is. Keep pressing on for Christ; I know he's making a strong, wonderful man out of you.

Dad, you mean so much to me. I think about (what I've heard said about) when you were younger and I see how, even then, God was shaping your character into the strong, enduring, trusting thing that it is now. I love how you pray about things to find the answer that will really work. You are patient when I'm about to fall to pieces; struggling with the same problems over and over again. You understand what it's like to be different, in many ways, from those around you and also know that it's worth it. I love you. :)

To all of you: I hope you'll remember that I'm praying each of you and that I consider each one of you to be part of the most cherished gifts that God has given me. Keep pressing on for the Lord; "It will be worth it all when we see Jesus."

P.S. I didn't write this in any particuar order, just "whoever came to mind next."



Anonymous said...

Anna, How very sweet of you. I love you and appreciate you so much.

Gracie said...

This is very sweet. You have so much love for your family...just by reading this, people know that you all are very close and that you love God above all else...the world needs more young ladies like you :) You set a grand example for all around you. I need more friends like you!! :)
God bless you :)