Dear Mom,

There could hardly be a better blog post than one devoted entirely to letting you know how much you mean to us!

Which one was this? First off, thank you from your firstborn! Thank you for bringing me into the world. And thank you for answering my questions on Easter morning, April 21, 1983, showing me the way to be born again spiritually: as a child of God!

Growing, growing, growing!Just today, on the bus and in Morgantown, God gave me the chance to share Christ with three people–and more than that besides overheard and listened as I shared the good news. With Christ, life is the greatest drama of all and I can say there is nothing "Faith is the victory that overcomes the world!" (Eight is "the number of overcoming")I look forward to more, than seeing the Lord use me in as many ways as possible to build on what you have given and share it with other people.

In many real and practical ways your life sings: “That I may know Him in whole not in Our humble attempt to part . . . this is the deepest desire of my heart!” Because of your sincerity and your patience, we (all 8 of us!) have grown to love and  appreciate how God’s ways work. It’s a joy to share with others because you encouraged us to prove what is true in our own lives. God bless you with more and more multiplied fruit! Thank you again Mom! The joy of the Lord continue be your strength.

3 Comments

  1. James March 8, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    Amen to that, Don! And Happy Birthday, Mom (from the 5th born)!

  2. Michael March 9, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Mom, there is no way I could begin to count all the ways you have been a blessing to me! You have truly laid down your life for me – and all of us – and there is no greater love than that. I could never repay you – may the LORD be your exceeding great reward. May God’s presence and peace and grace and joy shine into your every moment and fill you with His life!

  3. Crystal March 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Staddon!! It is very clear that the Lord has blessed you greatly!

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