My 75th Birthday Party!
Meet Alexandra Grace, my beautiful granddaughter, standing with me…
My Dad used to say, “Growing old isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”
To me…old age has always been fifteen years older than I am…those more seasoned and accumulated wisdom years. My mother, who is 99 this year, has always said, “Old age is not for sissies!” I should have married an archeologist because the older I grow, the more he would appreciate me! I guess I agree with the words above my bed that say, “Age is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”! I’ve had a multitude of those moments…and look forward to many more, should the Lord tarry. He has my days numbered.
I want to take this opportunity to pen the gratitude I have in my heart. Missionaries have the privilege of meeting people from all over the world and connecting with a common eternal objective. Whether on the foreign field, in local churches in rural and urban communities or in the highways and byways…friendships, fellowship and eternal connections soon follow.
This blog is for those of you who have reached out for me from all over the globe on the many ways available to us in this day and age. I recently found messages on the Princess Parable website and I am sure you have been wondering why I have not responded to all your kind words and encouragements.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, especially those of you who regularly take the time to encourage me, and tell you how much I appreciate hearing from each of you and to urge you to continue to communicate what’s on your heart. I will do my best to check the different mediums to find you. Thank you for your patience with me and…
Thank you for all the birthday greetings
and so many reassuring words!
"Lord, you know better than I know myself that I am growing older.
Keep me from being too talkative, and thinking I have something
to say on every occasion.
Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible
that I may be mistaken.
Make me thoughtful, but not moody, helpful, but not bossy;
for You know, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end!"
~Jackie Johnson - I am a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America. Fluent in several languages, my husband and I currently pastor a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California. My passion is discipling and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. I am the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses and four young Knights.