A Special Sister

Seventeen years! I find it hard to believe that I have known Naomi that long. I was only 2 1/2 when she was born, so I don’t remember when she was a baby, but it is reported that I used to say, “Where is the Naomi?” ๐Ÿ˜„


Naomi and I are quite opposite of each other in many ways, and we used to not get along very well! ๐Ÿ˜ณ But we’ve both grown up a bit since then, and now I can honestly say that she is one of my very best friends! I’ve even learned how to take her friendly teasing! ๐Ÿ˜‰


We called this our “hobby horse”! ๐Ÿ˜„

I have learned a lot from Naomi. Her boundless energy and zeal for life are a constant inspiration to me. She is an efficient, hard worker, and I feel like I still have to catch up to her! She also is a great example in faithfully reading her Bible every morning.

Her outgoing personality and witty ways have been the cause of much laughter. Life would be so dull without Naomi! She is not afraid to be herself. Her name, Naomi Ruth, means pleasant and friendly, and that fits her to a tee!


I am so thankful that God has allowed you to be my sister for seventeen years! Happy birthday, Naomi!


I looked up classic in the dictionary, and this is what I found:

If you have any special memories of Naomi, feel free to share them below!


12 thoughts on “A Special Sister

  1. Thank you, Annabelle for the post/surprise! There were definitely some classic pictures in there!๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m so thankful for the family that God has allowed me to be a part of!๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for going to all the work to find all those pictures for me!!!๐Ÿค—

    Thank you, Amelia!๐Ÿ˜„

  2. Wow, great post Annabelle! Lots of sweet pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚
    One of my favorite memories is that cold day in April, when she and I walked up and down your driveway talking and sharing. That was special!โค๏ธ Happy Birthday, Omi!

  3. I too have been amazed at how my younger sister grew up so fast, and excelled in so many things to the point of surpassing me! All of the pictures are definitely SO Naomi! While those of us who have lived with her know that she is still human, itโ€™s nice to take the time at such a milestone and recognize that we are privileged to have her for our sister.
    I pray that this would not be clichรฉ but would characterize your life, Naomi (aka SJ): โ€œFavour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.โ€ (Proverbs 31:30)

  4. Good idea, Annabelle! (even though Naomi figured out her surprise before she was supposed to…๐Ÿคญ) One of my favorite memories with Naomi is when we used to make “houses” in the woods together.๐Ÿ˜„ Happy 17th(!) birthday, Omi!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  5. Thank you, Abbie! Yes, I too enjoyed that time we walked around until the cold drove us inside! I am thankful for your friendship!๐Ÿค—

    Thanks, Reese (Rice)! I’m grateful for your help with learning music and other things…not sure I ever excelled you, though!โ˜บ๏ธ Thanks for the verse!

    Good times, KK! Spending hours in the woods making “houses” and taking pictures of them!๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you!

  6. Wonderful post, Annabelle! So enjoyed all the pictures!! Such cute little girls ๐Ÿ˜ Naomi, I love your humor, and beautiful piano & harp & violin playing, and how pleasant and cheerful you are, and your heart for the Lord. Happy Birthday, Omi!! (hug)

  7. Happy Birthday Naom! Hope you have a wonderful year! We have Lots of laughs and fun memories from being with you all. A few would be, Four Square, Dutch Blitz (When we stayed up really late playing.) and Charades.
    From the Wilhite kids.

  8. Special memories with Omi . . .
    Making “pumpkin” cookies with her and Karen
    Doing her hair
    Writing hilarious stories in the van
    Singing duets at park ministry
    Making matching meri blouses
    Happy Birthday, Omi!
    God bless you as you continue to seek Him FIRST! (Mt. 6:33)

  9. Thank you Alyssa! I have really enjoyed getting to know you and your family! I’m thankful for all the good times we’ve had together!๐Ÿค— I really love playing instruments with y’all!

    Those bring back such jolly memories, Stace! “Pumpkin” cookies: classic!!!๐Ÿ˜‚ (aka squash) I have enjoyed all of our times together! I thank the Lord for all the godly friends that He has put in my life.

    Thanks so much, Leona! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Thank you, Wilhites! I really enjoyed y’alls visit! Four-square and Dutch Blitz were definitely some of my favorites, too! Late into the night, of course…๐Ÿ˜‚ We have played Manner of the Adverb so many times since y’all taught us!๐Ÿ˜ I’m thankful for encouraging friends!๐Ÿ˜Š

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