(DISCLAIMER: this post has been authored by Grace.  Rachel is in no ways responsible for any of its written content. :D)

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Well, guys, it’s JULY 16th!!!!!!!!!!  And in case you don’t know by now I (Grace) always take over Rachel’s blog on National Corn Fritters Day, and while I’m here I also like to mention a few things about the fact that it’s RACHEL’S BIRTHDAY too!!!!

{and the crowd goes WIIIIILLLLLD –insert applause, confetti, and anything else that denotes birthday celebration–}

Seriously, this is one of the best days of the year as we take the time to express our gratitude for Rachel, the way she serves all those around her, and the grace that God has shown her by bringing her another year closer to Himself.

So every year I like to do a little something special that will give you a closer look at this person of interest: random facts about Rachel, 26 non-selfies, and even pho tographic montages…

This year was to be no exception.  As I was thinking up how to commemorate the day it hit me: why not a poetic tribute to Rachel?  And so here it is, a special poem, for a special person, on this very special day (disclaimer: the first line of this poem is not original.  I heard it somewhere and just had to incorporate it :D)!  Enjoy and don’t click off this page without LEAVING A HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMMENT!!!!

An Ode to Rachel

Roses are red, windex is blue,

Rachel’s the sweetest girl one ever knew.

Her hair is as lovely as wheat in the sun,

And twists up all pretty, like a fresh cin’mon bun.

Her kindness is constant towards all in her life,

Just don’t contradict when she’s holding a knife.  (Disclaimer: Rachel has never exhibited threatening behavior while holding a knife.  I don’t even think she’s held anything more than a steak knife in her entire life, I just couldn’t think of anything else that rhymed with life + fit the context.)

When folks ask her siblings, “what is Rachel like?”,

Responding they say, “I will tell you friend-Mike:

She cooks and she cleans, all without much complaint,

She carries big loads that might make others faint.

She doesn’t dance much, ‘cept when wielding a mop,

She does that with rhythm, a hip, and a hop.

Her meats are quite savory, her pastries delightful,

But don’t eat too many, they’ll make your waist frightful.

When it comes to the camera, her skills are a win

She avoids ugly shots of your friend’s double chin.  (Another disclaimer: every one has a double chin at one angle or another.  This does not mean your friend is fat, it just means that Rachel is aware of this universal phenomenon and is able to avoid those angles.)

Today is her birthday, she’ll be up at dawn,

And party till even’ when the last cupcake’s gone.

I hope the day’s nice, I hope she enjoys it,

I hope she is happy and no one annoys it.

Annoy her we might, but that will be forgot,

When the song “happy birthday” rings from the whole lot.rachels bday2

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thess. 5:23-24

About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

19 thoughts on “-*’-*_-HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHEL!-*’-*_-

    1. Thank you so much, Rebekah & family!! <3

      Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
      -Ps 63:3

    1. Thank you so much, Kandace!! <3 Happy Birthday to you too(tomorrow)!! :)

      My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips-Ps‬ ‭63‬:‭5‬

    1. Thank you for the birthday blessings, Krista!! :) <3

      The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.-Ps 16:5

  1. Happy Birthday, Rachel!!!!
    So blessed by your sweet spirit and joy in the Lord. Thank you for your consistently encouraging words, counsel and inspiring example. You have been a great blessing this year to me and I am so grateful for your friendship.

    May God bless you richly this year!


    For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Colossians 2:9-10

    1. Dear Leah! (: Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and sweet birthday blessings!! :) You have truly blessed my day!! <3 May the Lord richly bless you as you continue to serve Him.

      O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Ps 107:1

  2. Happiest of birthday blessings to you sweet Rachel!!! Thinking of you today and grateful for your friendship! ♥
    (Stunning pictures and great poem, Grace :))

    1. Thank you SO MUCH, Sarah!!! ???? :) :) You truly have blessed me with your friendship and have added SO MANY extra special blessings to my birthday. :) Thanking the Lord for you!!! <3

      Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of THY wings will I rejoice. -Psalms‬ ‭63‬:‭7‬

      P.S. Grace is quite the poet, isn’t she?! ;)

    1. Thank you so much, Mrs. E!! :) :)

      Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. -Ps ‭112‬:‭1‬

    1. Thank you, Sarah!! Grace is one clever lady. ;)

      The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.-Psalms‬ ‭118‬:‭14‬

    1. Thank you, Keilah!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 :)

      “I will praise You, For You have answered me, And have become my salvation.” Psalms‬ ‭118‬:‭21‬

    1. Thank you soooo much, Katelyn! :)

      Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.Ps 21:13

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