Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today is my friend Janell's birthday.  I have known her for over seven year now.  She has a beautiful family of 5 children and a great husband.  Her youngest children are twins that are the same age as Jack.  Janell is extremely talented.  She is an amazing cook and entertainer and has a great eye for detail.  If you put her on a task she will conquer it and then some.  She is a very dedicated friend and is always there to help - whether it is organizing a party, or cleaning a house when someone is having a baby, or picking up a paintbrush for someones home improvement project.  She would be there first - knocking on your door - if something tragic happened and she would just work in the background making sure you were fed and comfortable and had nothing else to worry about.  She has made ridiculously perfect birthday cakes for my children and taken items back to stores for me just because I didn't think I could do it.  Janell has a very strong faith and is full of curiosity.  She always has an opinion about what is going on in the world.  I think she is actually a lot like my Mom in her thinking and way of life and how she loves her family so much.  I am very blessed to call her my friend.  Happy Birthday Janell.  You bring so much to everyone around you - you make us laugh and you bring us so much joy.  You are a true disciple and it is never about your glory.  You are beautiful inside and out.  Thank you for everything you do, thank you for being my friend, thank you for being you.


joy said...

well said, kristin. ditto. :)

trulyjulie said...

Friends are a gift from God and such a wonderful blessing! Love you and see you soon..

Kim Safina said...

The Journey Continues ~


What sweet words given to Janell.

I have known Janell when we were 14 and 15. I have known her husband Bob "Bobby" since we were little children. His father and my father were best friends.
I have LOTS of stories!!
I enjoyed reading your blog.
With "Heaven Bound" blessings,
Kim Safina