Sunday, May 27, 2012

One Year Older

Today I'm sixteen. And I don't know how it happened, except through time flying and God being faithful.

In stead of rambling about growing up for five paragraphs, here's a list of sixteen little truths about me... that you may or may not have known.

1. I don't wear makeup... except for mascara maybe twice a month. You can call me crazy. I know I'm different.

2. I went to Africa once. And I want to go back. 

3. I much prefer the word 'joy' to the word 'happiness.'

4. Laughter is my favorite thing to photograph.

5. I have always loved red hair. (Like the color my hair looks in the first picture! It's just the sunlight, but I'd like to believe it actually looks like that.)

6. I love little children more than you can know, and I can't wait to have some of my own someday.

7. I have an irrational fear of exploding dishwashers.  :)

8. Sometimes color is more delicious than food to me.

9. I'm really good at making awkward situations out of perfectly normal ones.

10. I'm somehow related to Ella Ewing, who was 8 foot, 4 inches tall. 

11. I want to learn how to tap dance.

12. When I was about ten or so, my toe got stabbed with a pitchfork. It's my own fault for wearing flip-flops while unloading mulch.

13. I'd prefer daisies to roses.

14. I know a lot about adoption (from experience).

15. I love to smile.

16. My God is too wonderful for words. 

Lately I've come to the deep realization that everything I do, I couldn't do without God's help, and He deserves the glory for all of it. Even though sometimes I'm tempted to think I did things on my own, I have to remember who created me, and it all goes back to Him. 
So for everything I've ever done, may the glory be to God alone.



"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness."
Psalm 115:1


  1. happy birthday! sixteen was so exciting for me :)

  2. Happy Birthday Lindsey!!! Sweet Sixteen!
    You know alot about adoption? I'd like to hear your story, my family has adopted from Ukraine. Love to hear about your experiences -

  3. Have a wonderful birthday Lindsey! :)


  4. Happy happy sweet sixteen, Lindsey!! May your new year be BLESSED!!


    ~Miss Raquel

  5. omg we're one day apart! my 16th birthday was yesterday! happy birthday! x

  6. Aw I love this post!! 'Joyful' birthday! (See what I did there?) Haha, seriously though, I'm pretty much the same about ALL of them (especially number 16!!!!) And number 7!? haha.

    Gina X

  7. Hey, you're my age! Happy Birthday, Lindsey, hope it's magnificent.

  8. happpppyyy birthday! i'm singing happy birthday to you 16 times, okay?

    btw, you're not crazy. i don't wear makeup at all. AT ALL. no 'mascara once or twice a month' either. I'M the crazy one now.

    also, all those photos of you are so stinkin' adorable.

    xx's from england, acacia

  9. Happy birthday!!! :D this post is *so* cute!
    this is an epic blog btw. ^_^

  10. Happy Birthday Lindsey!! I love this post, and you know...I hardly wear any makeup, I'm different too. :D

    May you have a wonderful new year of life full new and exciting adventures, much joy, and laughter.


  11. #1, 4, 9, 13, 15, and 16 are so me :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have the bestest day ever. sixteen is a good age to be :)

  12. Happy birthday girl!! I hope you had a WONDERFUL time in Florida and that it was relaxing and fun as vacations should be! I should send you a card :) but of course I forgot and so it might be a bit late :)

  13. P.S. you aren't weird for not wearing makeup. And you are perfectly beautiful without it!! :)

  14. Happy birthday!!
    Did you go to Ethiopia? From the photo it looks like it. Also, I too would love to hear more about your adoption experience!

  15. You guys were all the cutest things EVER (of course, you're still spiffy, just more grown up). Anyhoo, happy birthday Linds! Virtual cake being mentally sent your way.

    Also, ahh, the adoption experience... I've heard about it from my mom quite a bit. Actually, that's when I first really heard about you and your family. My mom encouraged me to maybe email you or reach out somehow because I have experience with it too - but I guess I wasn't sure what to say at the time. Well God had a plan for us not getting to know each other until later. But sometime, we'll have a heart to heart about the highs and lows of adoption, k?

  16. Well Happy happy birthday!! What a lovely post to write for your day:)

    I think it's cool, unique and wonderful that you don't wear make-up, that is beautiful!

    and I'm so with you on Joy vs. happiness, the bible doesn't even talk about happiness really....!

  17. ahhhh! HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN, LINDSEY!!! ♥ That's gotta be awesome. :)

    ♥ lindsey

    PS. You look gorgeous even without makeup!! I don't wear it either :)

  18. I love this list, especially the exploding dishwasher thing ha! This post was so well written, even though it was just a list. I love it. And I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :) I can't believe you're only 16, you certainly seem older. That's a good thing though. :)

  19. I especially love number 16. :) God bless, and I know it’s kind of late but HAPPY BELATED 16th BIRTHDAY! and I absolutely love your hair. :)

    Anny <3

  20. I know this is way late (what can I say I didn't have internet for over two weeks) :P but Happy Belated Birthday! I love #16!! And honestly your blog is one of my favorites. :D


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