Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Grammy Zhanette!!!!

Today is a special day...today is my mother in laws birthday.
Its been a tough week, grampy (janet's father) passed away on sunday of last week.The funeral was last friday, John spoke at it, pastor Mitchell did the service and John's father spoke at the graveside service.
I wish I could tell you all about Grampy, and I will in another post, because he was a remarkable man...but his story of salvation really began when a fourteen year old hippie gave her life to Jesus and sparked a fire that changed her father's life.
Happy Birthday Janet. I love you so much. You've been such a dear, wonderful friend. I always wondered what the dynamic of our relationship would be, and I can say so well, you are my friend...one of the best that I have. I love talking with you on the phone and ruminating on weird artsy ideas, contemplating humanity and pastoring, I love how much you overdo everything in your desire to make it perfect (and it ALWAYS is). I love how you raised your children and especially the one who became my husband. I love your heart and your spirit. I love who you are to my children, I love the youthfulness of your spirit, the zeal and tenacity you've never let falter. I love how much you love God and how your relationship with him is so evident in everything you do...truly, you are a child of the living God...it flows from your conversation, is heavy on all you do...and I love you so much for that...
Here's some pictures I took of the girl's in the amazing outfits you got them..seriously, how did you pick such amazing shirts?!?! I definitely screamed when I saw the shirts, Its bad, but I did...I love them so much...Here's to you..(your gift should arrive this evening)...love you dear mother in law o' mine.

p.s. Yes Reagan is chewing on a wisp..they are her current favorite thing, which totally kills me. My toddler is wisping..ha ha ha...






















6 comments:

Naomi Rice said...

O they are so beautiful!! I love them =) Jealous that Aly got to come see ya! My turn next!! (hopefully with a band and an impact team). Happy birthday Janet!! We love you!

aly win said...

awww i miss them ... i need to come back im gonna call and complain to amtrax about the insanity of my ride home... maybe il get another free ride :] and have an excuse to come see u .... haha. and yes JANET FOLEY you are amazing ... EVERYONE loves you :] you are an inspiration ! Happy birthday beautiful!

Kelly Marin said...

This is such a sweet post! You are incredibly blessed to have a saved MIL and You're girls are so beautiful.

TheFoleyFive said...

Naomi!!! you better come! And we need to go to dinner or dessert or something when you do k? Aly, you saved the day doll! thanks so much for helping with Janets gift, and kelly..I am so so lucky...My children have such a rich inheritance because of the Godliness of their grandparents..its mind blowing and so humbling..i'm a very grateful mama.

Danielle said...

The pictures are absolutely beautiful. You have such adorable children. Aren't' girls simply the greatest!!??! I could have a million. seriously! (: Sweet post for a sweet MIL. Janet seriously is the best! Happy Birthday Janet!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am truly and deeply honored! This made my day, my week, my month, my year! I needed this beautiful post . . . so cheered my heart I gotta say. I love you dearly Daughter in Law! And Mai-Em-Rea!!!!

Grammy Zhanette