Someone very near and dear to my heart is celebrating a birthday today...my sister, Marcia ("Mar-see-uh"). Next to Tom, she is my closest friend...I've adored her since the very day my parents brought her home from the hospital.
Of her many gifts, I'd like to tell you a little about her heart for serving others. She is one of the most thoughtful, caring souls I've ever known. She's a hairdresser by occupation and just the other day, I called and asked what she was doing. She said, "Buying flowers." I said..."Sounds fun, what's the occassion?" She said, "I've got a client coming in, an older woman...and today is her birthday. I thought it would be fun to surprise her." So very sweet, yet this is the kind of thing she does all the time! She is constantly looking for ways to bless others.
So many times, I myself have been a recipient of her kindness. A while back, I had a nasty case of tonsilitis. The antibiotic they had given me wasn't working, so they called in something stronger. I felt absolutely horrible, but I was going to need to go out to pick up the new medication if I wanted to feel better. Well, she insisted on picking it up. When she returned, she had not only my medication, but a two kinds of soup from Panera and a slush puppie! (Did I mention this was two weeks before Christmas? And she has 5 kids?)
Last summer, when my Dad was hurt, she was positively tireless in her efforts to help both he and Mom with things that needed to be done, but always going a step farther to show an added measure of kindness, grace and thoughtfulness, too.
She absolutely adores her husband and kids, and as you can imagine, they adore her right back. Any given day finds her running in a million directions, tending to the their needs, cheering them on, giving love, support, encouragement oh, and laughter...always lots of laughter, too. She wouldn't trade it for all the money in the world.
Happy Birthday Marce! I love you so much & thank God that He made us sisters! Hope you enjoy your day...looking forward to seeing you tonight! ((Hugs!))