Friday, March 19, 2010

A Birthday Ambush Mailbox Make-Over!

Shannon and Me
"Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD..."
1 Samuel 20:42

First things first today: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUBBY AND BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD- JIM!!! Honey, the cherubs and I love you with all of our hearts. We respect you intrinsically. We thank the Lord for you. Thank you for being the best husband and father in the world! Thank you for being our leader, who loves the Lord and His Word. Thank you for taking such great care of us, as unto the Lord! Happy Birthday!

Jim and I celebrate our birthdays exactly two days apart. Isn't that fun?


I am so thankful to the Lord for the best girlfriends on the face of the earth! I love each one for their uniqueness. Nurturing and nourishing my friendships is reverently important to me. I am thankful to the Lord for my girlfriends. I pray I honor Him with all the friendships He has given to me. My heart is humbly thankful as I praise Him for the many blessings in my life from His gracius hand.

I wanted to share a few pictures from my birthday on Wednesday, and I will do a "photo montage" in a future post. Today, I just want to share a these two pictures from one of my favorite parts of my day: A Birthday Ambush Mailbox Make-Over! My beautiful girlfriend, Shannon, who is "sweetness personified", along with her two oldest children dressed as leprechauns, did a surprise ambush of my mailbox and decorated it with leopard print balloons, a purple balloon, purple garland and a Happy Birthday sign. They were trying to surprise me and do it without me knowing (they parked their car down the street and ran up to my house). I had no idea they were here, but I walked out to my car to get something from it and my heart was both humbled and so blessed to see them at work with huge smiles on their faces! Thank you, Shannon, and your two oldest leprechauns for making my day! Everyone should have a friend like you! I know your kindness and great idea will spur others on to shower love on their girlfriends, too! Love you!

"He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend."
Proverbs 22:11

More pictures coming soon! And congratulations to TONYA who will be receiving the Kari Jobe Worship CD!


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Happy Birthday Jim!

Wow! What a fun birthday surprise!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. There is NOTHING like true friends who shower us with HIS love!

Blessings and love,

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Jim!!

And Sharon, this is so sweet! Great work Shannon and your little helpers!! What a fun surprise!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelly Combs said...

I just love that!! Sweet friends.

Hey my word verification below is "pranap" and reminds me of when you prayed for a nap!!

Mich said...

Fun! What a cute idea!

Hope you and yours had beautiful birthdays!

Happy weekend!

Edie said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!

I love that mailbox ambush idea! I will have to remember that.

Have a great weekend! Rich blessings to you and yours!

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Lisa said...

Hi Sharon, Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading about my "hops and plops"!! Your family is beautiful and I LOVED reading your bio and that verse (the only thing I need is to spend time at Jesus feet)- that is something God has been pressing on my heart lately! Come back again soon, and I look forward to reading about your family life too!!