happy birthday friend wishes I am grateful for the relationship God has blessed me to have with you. Thinking of you now makes my heart glad and my soul rejoice. I know we have occasionally not seen eye to eye, but look at us now; we survived. And still because of the times we couldn't agree, look at the trust that we, together, nurtured as a result. I thank God for the intimacy between us, even if it sometimes seems I'm not close to you.
To my daughters, I have always feared dying without telling you how I feel about you. On my birthday I'm mindful I have the perfect opportunity for a fresh instalment. I know you have your own lives now, so I'm so grateful for the time we do get, even if you're all grown up. I'm so proud of the adult persons you've become. My most earnest wish is that you would find the meaning of life in God, and Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. But that journey is yours to travel and to decide upon. I go to heaven knowing I'm doing all I can to show you Christ in and through my life - a perfectly imperfect representation of the virtuous life. Continue being happy, work in the work you like, that which brings you alive, and give yourself to your whole life - most importantly to the people you love, and the people God has placed into your life. Know that you are beautiful beyond compare from within, and prettiness you have in such abundance from without.