“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,
Frannie

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

  1. 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,

    Frannie

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