Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Marcia!

Today is my precious sister, Marcia’s birthday (pronounced "Mar-see-uh" not "Marsha"). She is, next to Tom, my dearest friend. I just have to tell you a little about her. She is a servant through and through, constantly doing special and thoughtful things for others. (It’s little wonder she has so many friends!) She’s is a wonderful wife and great Mom to 5 (yes, 5) awesome kids, ranging in age from 7-16 (including a set of twins!). She is hilariously funny and I have to say, most of my memories of laughing to the point of tears include her. She can tell a story like no other (and with 5 kids, you can bet she’s got many!) She’s just one of those people you love to be around. Her life is a beautiful reflection of her love for the Lord.


She’s a hairdresser by occupation, but she’s also an enormously talented decorator. (I keep encouraging her to pursue that -- it would be her dream job.) She’s redone the kids' rooms several times over the years and has done some amazingly creative things! My favorite was a covered wagon bed she made for her son, Josh. It was incredible!! She has a nose for finding not only amazing things, but she excels at finding them at great prices, too.

I’m so glad we live close to one another, even though our schedules don’t allow us to get together nearly as often as we’d like. My Mom and I took her to lunch last Friday to celebrate and like always, we had a great time! She’s an incredible blessing in my life.

I love you, Marce and thank God for making you my sister! May your day be filled with lots of love and sweet blessings!

10 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh, Tracy.. what a blessing you have been given in your dear sister!

Happy Birthday, Marcia!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful lady your sister is. The tribute was so sweet and she sounds like a sweetheart!

I only dream of having that kind of realtionship with my two sisters. A prayer everyday.

Have a wonderful day1

Teresa

Tricia said...

What a blessing to have such a wonderful sister and to have her as your best friend! I wish I had that kind of relationship with my sister... but she is currently a prodigal that I am praying "comes to her senses" soon...

Blessings, and Happy Birthday to your sister!!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Well Happy Birthday to Marcia. She sounds like a wonderful sister. :)

Edie said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister Tracy. I envy people who get a great deal on a rare find! :)

It sounds like you all had a great time. Happy Birthday Marcia!!

Sheryl said...

Tracy, aren't sisters special! I am so lucky to live close to both of mine. It hasn't always been that way, but for now it is, and I cherish every moment.

Sheryl

Just a little something from Judy said...

How blessed your sister must have been when she read this kind and caring tribute to her. I marvel at a mother of five, and all that she has lived through in raising that many children. My mother had five children in ten years, and I was the oldest. In my years of observing her, I know how busy your sister was and is. I think she must be an exceptional person. I love being around people with a true sense of humor. Thank you for telling us about her. Happy Birthday Marce!

Debra said...

Happy Birthday to your sister! She is just lovely!

And I love the T-mobile commercial and Mandisa!

Have a wonderful Monday, my friend!

Laurie Ann said...

Sounds like a great sister, Tracy. I'm so glad you have her in your life. Happy late birthday to her.

Tea With Tiffany said...

What a wonderful post about your sister! Happy belated birthday, Marcia!