Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Netta!!

I know that every person is a gift from God. But this I know, my friend Netta, she is that kind of gift that you think you’ll like, but you like it even more, the more you learn about it! She’s perfectly wrapped in beauty!

I met Netta ‘by chance’ in 2007 on a mission trip with the kids. I was driving the kids to a Youth Group night and Real Church had a bible study lead by the beautiful Netta Chilton. So I went…. You can always learn, right?

There is something about Netta that almost seemed too perfect. So I followed her blog, and her hubby’s blog (I like to see if people really are as they seem). And at some point, Netta and I became friends, I don’t know the date but I am quite sure that it is written in God’s calendar. The more I know Netta, the more I love her, and I find out how perfectly imperfect she is! What I mean by that is that nobody by themselves is perfect , but Netta knows where her perfection comes from! Jesus!!

Netta radiates Christ. She loves, and when necessary she might even ask you what you’re doing when you’ve got your head in your belly button, but she does it in a loving way! Just like Jesus did! 

She is encouraging! She really does see the Jesus in others and helps others grow in their gifts!

She is loving, not only to her own family, but to those around her. Sometimes I think a hug from Netta could cure just about whatever ails you.

She’s got cauliflower ears. She is a great listener. I looked right at her on Sunday and started crying, I just needed someone to listen! And a hug (see above)

If you’ve never met Netta, you have missed out on a certain ray of sunshine that only her smile can give!

She has inspired me to do meal plans!  I am thankful for her for saving me lots of time and money, and she's got some YUMMY recipes!  she has even had a recipe published!

My friend Netta, is a wonderful daughter, a great wife (obviously because her hubby refers to her as his queen), a fabulous momma, and a fantastic friend!

I am so so so so thankful for this gift from God!


Deb said...

What a great tribute to your friend! This makes me want to seek her out and allow her to be my friend too! You are blessed, Margie...the Lord has surrounded you with his ministering 'angels'...Cherish your friend, Netta. :) ....and I am convinced that Netta probably feels much the same way about you!

Netta said...

Wow, Margie! I'm all choked up & almost embarrassed to say anything... Thank you. It is so wonderful that God made sure we would meet and become friends! I love you! Thanks for being such a giant blessing and encouragement to me!