25 years ago today John entered the world....and on that day, 25 years ago, I wasn't really sure how I felt about him! In most (read: ALL) of the home videos of John’s first few months I can be seen either sitting on John so that most of his body couldn't be seen by the camera or pushing him over to remove him from the shot completely! I’m told that I didn’t HATE him entirely… but he definitely wasn't on my list of "Top Favourite People"! ;) Well I’m happy to report that over the past 25 years my love for John has grown (...and grown and grown). I'm so proud to be his sister and I now love sharing the limelight with him (most of the time) ;).
John you are an INCREDIBLE person...the TOTAL package! Smart, funny, hardworking, sweet, handsome, talented, an amazing brother and a loyal friend. I love the way that you love people deeply. I love that you go after your goals with your whole heart and mind. I love that you have a desire to build community and actually do something about it. I love that you force me to watch The Bachelor every Monday. I love that you think critically and challenge me to do the same. I love that you see the ‘funny’ in life. I love that you leave all the cupboards open and ALL of the lights on in the kitchen…ALL of the time (…..ohhh wait….). I love that you’re actively pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
My prayer for you this year is that as you continue to seek Christ with your whole heart, soul and mind, that you would come to know "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" for YOU, John. And that you would be "filled to the measure of all the fulness of God"- totally satisfied- as you learn to really accept that love!
Make 25 your BEST YEAR YET!
I love you TOO much!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,