Saturday, October 29, 2011


On this day, 30 years ago a most remarkable daughter of God came to earth and began blessing all with whom she came in contact. She had a bit of a journey in her first few days to make her way to the right home where she has been loved more than words could ever express.
Neighbors made welcome signs and brought gifts. One neighbor went out and hugged her tree because she was so happy for the family across the street who just received an angel from heaven to grace their lives.
All the children in the neighborhood had to have their turn pushing her buggy around, much to the chagrin of her brother who wanted to do it himself!! We all had to learn to share her with others because throughout her life people wanted to be close to her. Her personality is such that people like to be around her. Seeing her eyes light up when she sees something beautiful that others normally would walk past without noticing is a joy; a splash of color on the mountainside, a dandelion in a mass of dead weeds, a pumpkin hanging from a basketball hoop or stuck on the top of the City County Building. Life is more interesting around her.

She's always had a love of furry things, creeping things, slithering things and jumping things. You name it and she wanted to touch it or pick it up and make friends with it. One day she put a grasshopper on her nose until her friend noticed and went into a screaming fit.

She makes friends easily because she loves so genuinely and completely. Loyalty and sincerity are two of her best qualities along with so many more which shall be listed below....

Caring about the 'one' and wanting to make a difference in helping just him or her.
Knowing where to come for comfort and security and always learning from those she trusts.

Loving a good ride on a bike and having the wind blow in her face and hair....

She loves family, church and country and serves each well.

Is never afraid to get her hands dirty for a good cause.

The journey is more fun with her because she knows where the scenic and less traveled roads are found. She once remarked that you haven't been on a real trip unless you've gotten lost at least once.

She celebrates others achievements and doesn't worry that she is not in the spotlight all the time.
Her arms are always ready to hold a loved one close and let them know they are special to her.Happy, Happy Birthday, Jenna. You will always travel life's roads in an interesting and unusual way. No one is quite like you. You are unique in every way and we love you for who you are and how you make us feel being close to you.


Vickers said...

I cried through the entire posting. How beautifully expressive you are and how true are the sentiments and descriptions. Happy Birthday to Jenna Marie. I love you, too, Jenna.

Cara said...

Jenna inspires us all - and occasionally grosses us out with her need to touch large spiders. Happy birthday to my beautiful, accomplished, and adventurous cousin.

Anonymous said...

My heart is full of love for you to over-flowing. We are such a blessed family to have you. Happy Birthday dear. Grandma

jenna marie said...

I can't stop crying my heart is so full. Thank you for writing this. I love you and know it wasn't by mistake I found my way to our family. The best bday gift would be to all be together. Maybe next year. I love you! Thanks for teaching me what is important in this life.

KickButtMommy said...
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KickButtMommy said...

This made me cry too. She certainly is a beautiful woman and fell into a beautiful family! I'm glad I eventually found my way there too so I could become her friend.

FRYBABY said...

Beautiful sentiments for a beautiful daughter of God! We are thankful she came into all of our lives and wish only great things for her the next 30+ years! Love you, Jenna!!