Happy Birthday, GiGi!

Happy Birthday to GiGi (mom’s mom!)

Twenty-eight years ago, we moved from Washington to Kansas to be near my grandparents. We have so many memories of growing up near GiGi and Grandad. Grandad went home to be with the Lord four years ago.

GiGi is a very special woman. She can enter a roomful of strangers, and you would never know it by her incredible conversation skills. She’s interested in others and remembers pertinent details and asks about them.

GiGi is a big encouragement on my book projects, always asking about them and interested to hear. She loves to motivate with her cheerful words.

Most of all, GiGi loves the Lord Jesus! She gave her life to Him in her 40’s and has served Him ever since.

Happy Birthday, GiGi! Please leave GiGi a birthday comment below. It’ll make her day!


GiGi and Mom

GiGi and me on a visit to a little town that I’m patterning my book from.

GiGi loves her great grandbabies.

Celebrating at a Chinese restaurant recently.

The party was Nathan and Melanie’s idea since GiGi likes Chinese!

“… The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.”
Joshua 24:24

68 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, GiGi!”

  1. Dear GiGi,
    We wish you a very “Happy Birthday and may the good Lord bless you”!
    Sending lots of love from the Uk.

  2. It is very special to live near ones grandparents. I have always lived near mine. I had a very special relationship with each of my three grandmothers (my great-grandmother lived until I was 21!). Although they weren’t Christians, they were very loving, and all took a great interest in me, each in their own way.

    A very happy birthday to Gigi! The Lord has greatly blessed you with a large, loving family. That is a precious gift.

    1. It’s such a blessing to live close to grandparents! My great-grandma lived in our area for just a few years and died right around the time I graduated from high school. I have sweet memories of our time! GiGi is a very grateful person and loves her family dearly! Thanks for commenting, Victoria!

  3. Wow, Sarah! What a treasure your family has in your Grandma! I love seeing the way she is included in your life, in an era where the elderly are not treasured. Those who have traveled the path ahead of us have so many gems of wisdom to pass on! I’ve been so thankful for the older women that God has placed in my life!

    Happy Birthday, Gigi! May God bless you richly!

  4. Happy birthday, Gigi! Yesterday was my birthday but today was my mom’s due date;) Hope you have a lovely day with your family! May God richly bless you and give you many more birthdays;)

  5. Happy Birthday, Gigi. My girls and I had the pleasure of meeting you after Joseph and Elissa’s wedding. I can personally attest to those wonderful conversation skills Sarah mentioned in your birthday post. You are very warm and genuine. Over the years I have been encouraged by your radiant smile in blog post photos. Whether caring for your late husband or holding grand babies your countenance shows the joy that the Lord imparts.

  6. Happy birthday, GiGi! I’m always blessed when Sarah shares pictures of you because you always have a smile on your face that speaks of God’s love. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with those you love.

  7. Grandmothers sure are special! Happy Birthday to yours, Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day, Ms. Gigi! 🙂

    “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace

  8. Happy Birthday to Gigi!!! Your whole family is such an inspiration! I really enjoy all of your blog posts!

  9. Have a Happy Birthday Gigi. How wonderful to have your large family nearby to celebrate with you. That truly is a blessing!

  10. Happy Birthday, GiGi!! What does GiGi like, Chinese food or people, or both? haha… God Bless You!!

  11. Happy birthday to Gigi! I always love to see your bright countenance and smiling face in these posts!
    May God bless you richly!

  12. Happy, Happy Birthday GiGi! May the Lord richly bless you in this coming year!

  13. Your grandmother always has a glow in her photos… you can tell she is a lovely person and is very loved. Wishing her a very happy birthday from minnesota!

  14. Happy Birthday Gigi!
    May you celebrate as you reflect on all of His blessings in your life and where you were to where you are now. May you look forward with anticipation to continuing your journey with Him.

    Candi R.

  15. Happy Birthday Gigi! Your smile in every picture reflects the joy of the Lord that is inside you!

  16. Happy Birthday Gigi! What a very special gift you have given to us all-your daughter Terri! She is a wonderful encouragement in the Lord to all of us moms! May you be blessed in knowing how many lives you have touched through her! Thank you!Diane S.

  17. Happy Birthdsy, GiGi! I love the picture of you looking down at one of the new babies with such love!! What a blessing for them to have you!

  18. Aww!! Happy Birthday to GiGi from Texas. An encouraging grandmother is such a huge blessing to have. Hoping you all have a lovely dinner celebration this evening.


  19. You’re so blessed to have a grandmother around, and she sounds like a wonderful person. It looks like her birthday celebration was fun and joyful!

  20. Oh how wonderful! Happy Birthday to GiGi!! I think the photo of her holding her great-grandbaby is absolutely precious. Hope she has a special and blessed birthday! You can see the sweetness of the Lord in her eyes and that is a blessing. Much love from our family!

  21. Happy Birthday Gigi!! Your bright smile always radiates Jesus in the pictures of you on the blog! I pray you feel especially loved and celebrated today!!!?

  22. Happy Birthday Gigi! What a sweet and godly lady, mom, and grandmother you are. Thanks for sharing little bits about her in your blog. Our family is also very blessed to still have my dear grandma in our lives. She will be 100 on Thursday! Grandma’s are truly wonderful blessings from the Lord!

  23. Happy Birthday, Jan. You have been truly “blessed to be a blessing.” Love always.

  24. What a beautiful smile you have, Gigi. What a blessing you are to your family!
    Enjoy every moment 🙂

  25. Dear Gigi,

    it is an honor to “know” you a little through the blog.
    I wish you the happiest of birthdays, a day to be filled with the Lord’s presence and with your loved ones.

    Many blessings,


  26. Happy Birhday to GiGi! What a blessing she is to your family! It’s so special that her great grans get to spend time with her and that you all grew up with her in your lives.

  27. Happy birthday Gigi!
    Seeing you with your grandchildren and great grandchildren make me very happy, all of them are very blessed having you. A grandmother always is a great blessing! may God give you many years more! Greetings from Mexico!

  28. Happy Birthday, Gigi!
    We pray the Lord’s blessings upon you today and always! It is such a blessing to see your smiling face on the blog. Your family is so blessed to have you nearby, learn from you, and be loved by you.
    “The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
    The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
    The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26 (Our Mom’s/Grandmom’s favorite verse)
    In Christian Love, the p family

  29. Happy belated birthday Gigi! I’m sorry I didn’t see this post until today. God bless you.

  30. I’m a day late, but Happy Birthday to Gigi! I hope you enjoyed your special day with all those adorable great-grandchildren.

  31. Though I’m a little belated, I wish you the happiest of birthday wishes! 🙂 May the Father continue to guide, strengthen and delight you in His beautiful ways this year! I want to thank you for setting such a beautiful example of a Christian lady, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother! God’s richest blessings to you!!
    Sending a birthday hug and love from a sister in Christ,
    ~Martha Joy B.

  32. Belated Birthday Greetings to GiGi!! 🙂
    May the Lord always bless you.
    Birthday Hugs from Georgia, Patti Jo Moore

  33. First off, I love your name, Gigi! Second, you possess the prettiest head of wavy hair. Third, may you be enveloped in the loving mercy of Our Father that he carry you through a fantastic year. God bless you and Happy Birthday!

  34. Happy Birthday to your sweet GiGi! Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers are such a blessing!

  35. Happy Birthday GiGi!! We have been so blessed by your family over the years! God bless you!

  36. Happy Birthday, GiGi! How wonderful to be the matriarch of such an amazing godly family! You are one beautiful and blessed lady! God bless you with continued health, joy and peace in Jesus’ name!

  37. Happy Belated Birthday GiGi. Love the picture of you with the great grand babies. It was my birthday too. 🙂

  38. Happy Birthday Gigi! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating with your precious family.

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