Monday, January 10, 2011

“How swift have flown to me thy girlish times,”

1acardbday006Greetings dear readers! I hope this finds you growing in Jesus and, if possible, enjoying a warm house as winter stirs about. Dear friends, I have a surprise--I have turned the the golden age of twenty-one! This year snuck up on me! Oh, how nice birthdays are; I feel they are God’s reminders of His utmost, constant care. Twenty-one years of living . . . I‘m not sure how I have felt about past birthdays, but this year I feel that God is real and “Has compassion on all He has made.” God has consistently shown Himself faithful to me this past year and I am so thankful! This past year Christ has . . .
~ Given me like-minded Christian fellowship. You will never realize how precious godly friends are till you do not have them! He also helped me keep dear, friendships with much loved childhood friends.
~ Kept me in the palm of His hand though I often fell and stumbled about.
~ Gave me the wonderful opportunity to work at a daycare (with a wonderful lady!).
~ Supported me through sad, heart-breaking moments—He always brought the sun back into view though the day was dark.
~ Lead me by the counsel and wisdom of my parents.
~ Brought me closer to my dear siblings.
~ Allowed me to attend youth Bible School again.
And so much more! God is so good!
Perhaps you will recall my love for good quotes. Well, I could not resist adding a few; I hope you will enjoy!
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“Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind, And count each birthday with a grateful mind” -Alexander Pope
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“Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.” -Robert Lynd
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“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.: - Benjamin Franklin
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“How swift have flown
To me thy girlish times,
A woman grown beneath
My heedless eyes!
In vain I rack
My fancy to believe
The almanac,
That speaks thee twenty-one.”
- Charles Lamb
May Jesus bless you!! With love,


  1. Happy 21st Birthday, Frannie! :)
    God bless you.
    In Christ,

  2. Bonne anniversaire Frannie!

  3. Happy Birthday! I turned 19 on January 4th, and I know what you mean about being blessed! God is so good! =D Have a blessed day!

  4. Happy Birthday Frannie. I awarded you on my blog!


  5. I hope you have your happiest birthday yet! Praying for blessings on your day! Enjoy celebrating!

  6. Very nice blog Frannie. Happy birthday, oh to be 21, and my whole life ahead of me.
    God bless you Barbara

  7. Thank you dear friends! What blessings you all are to me. I am so thankful for the encouragement you all are to me!!

    P.S. Thank you Kelcey very much! I will soon be by to pick it up! :o)

    Many blessing to you all! With love,



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Frannie Anne

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