As is typical with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the things I’m thankful for. Of course, such habits should be practiced every day of our lives, whether or not we are celebrating a holiday associated with giving thanks. But it seems so appropriate that a certain person’s birthday should fall on the week of Thanksgiving. When I think of this particular sweet gal, I can’t help but think thoughts of gratitude for having the privilege of knowing and sharing a friendship with such a dear, dear young lady.

Let’s wish our Rachel Marie a very happy 18th birthday. God has blessed my life greatly with her friendship, and I know you too have been blessed by her sweet spirit manifested in her various writings.

I love you, Flowergurl!