Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Taylor!!!!!!!

This is your DAY!

Tay on the right. Tay, when we found out about you...... I was the age of 42. We realized when the Lord gives a will truly  be a gift. Talk about love the moment we saw you. I finally got my little brown eyed girl. You were such a "snuggler" and that was a delight for this Momma. 

Happy Birthday sweetie girl!!!!!!!!

We can't believe that you are 17!!!!!!!!! What a sweet cowgirl you have turned out to be. If it were not for you our days would have not been filled with so much fun! Thank you Tay for your love for God, family, friends and your love for the outdoors.  

The Lord has given you a precious gift with your God given abilities with your horses. We love to sit and watch you work them. We have never seen anything like it. Truly a gift! Praying that the Lord will give you blessing as you seek to use this gift for Him! We have already seen some of that........keep going, He has more for you sweet girl!

May your day be special as you experience being loved on and encouraged by family and friends. You are truly a sweet gift to your family. Keep the smiles coming Tay!
Here is our prayer for you for this day and the rest of your life!

Sweet Taylor, "for this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God being strengthened with with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His Holy people in the kingdom of light. 

Colossians 1: 9-12

When the Lord said children are a gift........He was not kidding.

Love you Tay, 
Your whole Family!

Tay will not mind sharing this..........she loved Ellianna and her family. 

 I just received permission to tell you another part of the story of Ellianna. While every thing was going on with her little life last week her brother Jacob was at Bible Camp and he was spared to know anything that was going on. While there we were all praying that the Lord would get ahold of his precious young heart. Jacob was needing a touch by the Living God.......a touch by the Savior Jesus Christ. Mark and Hannah left yesterday and had asked for prayer in telling Jacob about the loss of his little sister. They asked if the camp chaplain would help. Before they left home to get him they talked with the Jacob's camp counselor. She said that Jacob had some wonderful news for them. Could it be? Jacob had accepted the gift, he was brand new in Christ........a new creation.........they said he is 100% changed........humble like they had never seen or experienced. He is 9. When God comes and changes a life in the death and resurrection of His can see it. Jacob has already chosen the scripture he wants to read at Ellianna's funeral. God be the Glory! Jacob wanted to do this, makes me cry.

The funeral will be this 10. Please keep them in prayer. So grateful to a God who as a friend said, "His mercies are new every morning". I think Hannah and Mark can see the Lords hands in their lives...........hurting still, yes..........but now they have a son who will see Ellianna again and live with her for eternity. A true gift~ The Lord is giving them HOPE. Ellianna's story is not over..........may many come to the Lord because of her life. Hope all who read this post know HIM.

Because of the LORD"S great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Happy Birthday to Taylor, I hope your day is SUPER special!!

    Linda.. today is my son Jacob's 17th birthday also!!!

  2. Happy Birthday are a beautiful young lady....have a sweet and blessed day!

  3. A BIG BIG BIG...GIANT Happy Birthday to you Taylor....How blessed you are that the Lord placed you in such a LOVING home where the Word is poured over you and walked before you in the life of your SWEET parents...

    Linda what a blessing to see how God comes in and comforts this Dear family as they are hurting and bruised...He gives them the comfort of Salvation in the life of their Sweet breathe a Fresh Wind and Fresh Fire...into their lives and giving them the strength to go on...

    Blessings to you and your this SPECIAL day..

  4. Happpy, happy birthday, Taylor. I love you because I love your mom and your sister. I know you are just as precious.

    Praise the Lord for the new birth in the family! Because Jacob knows the Lord, now he will see his little sister again someday. That's just a little icing on the cake when it comes to eternity!

  5. Happy Birthday, Taylor! Hope you have a Blessed day with your family!

    Praise God for the changes in Jacob! What a sweet blessing and comfort during this time of sadness. My children and I have been praying for them.

  6. Happy Birthday Taylor!!!! May the Lord continue to bless you as you serve Him :)

    Linda, what WONDERFUL news about Jacob. How awesome is that? To God be the Glory!


  7. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter...and Praise God for Jacob's news!
    Prayers for Ellianna's family...
    Camille in Tx.

  8. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! God always knows what He is doing doesn't he Linda?
    I am praising the Lord regarding Jacob. My goodness, He is going to turn the death of a precious baby into a revival of His church! I am excited to know when someone turns to the Lord and He accepts their heart! Beautiful! I will be praying for the family. I can not ever imagine the loss of a child. It is such a personal and tragic experience. But through it all God somehow pulls rainbows of joy out of the depths of sorrow! Love to all! Anne

  9. Hope you all had a nice day. Thanks for sharing the story of Jacob. ♥♫

  10. What a sweet story of Jacob. How God uses all these things in our lives for His purposes, even the very heartbreaking times.

    Happy Birthday to a very pretty Taylor.

  11. Hi Miss Linda,
    I wrote you a "book!!!!" over on email! Sorry so lengthy!
    Happy Happy Birthday to Taylor...she is darling/beautiful/stunning/lovely and oh so precious from what I can tell from her Momma!
    Absolutely saddened by news of Elianna. Her family is hurting and broken I'm sure. I can't imagine their pain...and yet they have the faith that she is in the arms of Jesus and in such a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May they feel comfort and peace.
    Have been loving all your fun you are having at the farm! Eastern Kansas is now as dry as you all have been I think. But you are so right that God knows what to provide!
    Blessings and hugs to such a special soul,


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