If I describe George in one sentence,
he is a man who faithfully seeks God’s kingdom more than anything: He has been demonstrating loving God with all his heart, his mind, and all his soul, and loving his neighbors as himself since I got to know him.
He is one of the great blessings for me, and this is an evidence how much God loves me.
He turned 60 on 8/17, and I had wanted to make his birthday very special because of this reason.
In spite of my intention, however, the planning was very difficult because he was not sure when was the best time to celebrate his birthday until the last minute, and organizing or planning was not my strength at all in the first place.
Then God moved to help. Special guests, George’s aunt from Arizona and cousin & his wife from Virginia came to celebrate his birthday.
His office staff threw a surprise party. I could call the Bible study class, the congregation of the church, and our children to celebrate his special birthday.
The celebrations were nothing fancy but simple. Yet, I am thankful that everyone’s appreciation of him was vocalized – which I believe is the fruit of his long faithful work- and grateful to see him have a happy birthday in the midst of the battle with his Parkinson’s and my cancer.
60 may not sound young any more, but I see him becoming like a great mature tree full of fruits.
May God continually bless him and equip him, so that he can accomplish his purpose: blessing as many other people as possible!