Wednesday, September 9, 2009

For my Dearest

My dearest companion, my closest friend, the sister of all my struggles, Johanna Sue, turns 17 today.

She is a more than talented photographer.


She loves children, loves her family, loves taking pictures of them.


She, like the waves that crowd the shore, yearning to touch it, presses towards her Heavenly Father, and touches His heart.


She is a friend you can always trust, a friend who advises and encourages...

Faithful beyond the meaning of the word.

She sings like an angel,

Acts, with talent and energy and passion,

And loves,

With all her heart.


And, can I say? She is absolutely, undeniably, beautiful.


Happy Birthday dearest!

Emma
and all the Ramsey Clan

Photo credit to the following:
Molly Pearce
Cate Pearce
Keslie Smith
Grace Ramsey
Sam Ramsey

20 comments:

Miss C the Second said...

Wow oh Wow, Emma! What a *precious* post. This almost brought tears to my eyes! It's all so true! Jo, you are a dear, dear friend, and like so many other hearts do- I LOVE you. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays today! ~Kam

emme said...

Wishing a very special day for a very special girl...

Johanna Sue, you deserve the very best!

Happy Birthday, dear!

All of my love,
Emily

Sara said...

Happy birthday, Johanna! Blessings on your beautiful new year!

Elissa said...

Oh, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday Johanna!!!! All the pictures are So lovely, the last one is especially lovely!!!!

Blessings!!

~Elissa

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday, dear Johanna! Love you :)

Melanie said...

Happy birthday Johanna! What a blessing to read of the impact you make on your family. :-) May you continue to seek God with all your heart!
~Melanie A. from the forum

Gabrielle Renee said...

Happy Birthday, dear Johanna! May you continue to follow the Lord! and be a blessing to your family!

~Gabrielle (AnneGirl from the S&S)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Johanna and I enjoyed the pictures! May you have many happy returns!

~Leila (ladypatroness on S&S)

the W. family said...

Birthday blessings Johanna!! I love the pictures in this post!
~Alyssa

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday friend!!!!!!!

~Rebecca

Miss Jen said...

Lovely post.....
Happy Birthday, Johanna Sue!!!

Love~ Miss Jen

Kristin P. said...

Oh, Happy Birthday, Johanna! Many blessings and best wishes for the year ahead!

What a dear, sweet post, Emma - it reminds me so much of what I love about my own sisters.

Everly Pleasant said...

Happiest of Birthdays!
You'll looove seventeen. :)

Chelsea Peterson said...

Happy birthday Johanna! =) You are a beautiful young lady and have wonderful, God-given talent! God bless, ~Chelsea~

Jolie Christine said...

Emma dear, what a LOVELY post...you described her pretty perfectly...I think we all know she is all that you said, plus much, much more (and you know it would take years to list everything amazing about that girl) ;]

Johanna, my dear, dear friend...oh, what can I say?-you are so very, very dear to me, it's hard to put in words exactly how I feel about you. I love you so, SO much dear, you have been such an encouraging, uplifting and inspiring friend to me the past few years we've known each other, and I am so eternally grateful for our friendship. You mean the world to me. =]

I hope your day was simply fabulous Jo dear!! =]

Wishing you a beautiful new year full of the blessings of the Lord

~Jolie

Shannon said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day, Johanna! May God bless you richly in the year to come!

Love in Christ,
Shannon

Stephanie said...

Happy happy birthday sweet Johanna Sue! I hope this year is filled with joyous things and wonderous adventures! *smiles*

Ashley said...

Happy birthday, Johanna!!!

In Christ,
Ashley

Amy said...

Happy belated birthday, Johanna!! Sorry I missed it! :D

Samantha said...

I'm not sure how to just send you a message or email, so I'm trying thru a comment post. :) I met your family when you came to play at Rockwell's a couple of weeks ago. I don't think I had the chance to meet you in person, but your mom told me your names while you were occupied. I was immediately drawn to your fam when I first saw you guys. I come from a fam of 10 and was told by outsiders all my life that a large, tight fam is restricting and weird, but I love it. I paints such a beautiful picture of what the Church is supposed to look like. I spoke to your mother for only a few mins at Rockwells, but (I hope I don't sound weird in saying this) I fell in love with your family. You're such a gorgeous group that has such unity and purpose. I love it. I'd really love to get to know your whole family. I've been praying for your fam and can't help but want to grow closer to you guys. I hope I don't sound weird lol! I've also started going to Soma and love it and have had the opportunity to see Sam and James, if even for only a few mins haha. I asked Sam for your mother's email, maybe you could see if it's ok if I have it if he's too busy...I know brothers can be a bit forgetful at times cuz I have 4 of them lol. :) My email is mantha4messiah@gmail.com and I'd love to hear from you two if you have the time.
God bless you Johanna and Emma!
~Samantha :D