Young lady you have brought lots of joy to this family. I just wanted to take the time to say that we love you and wish you a very great Happy Birthday. You are a wonderful mom, wife, missionary, Christian, daughter, and integral part of our family both as the Gardners and as Vision Baptist Church.
Your music ministry has blessed my heart. Your bringing 3 wonderful children into our family has brought more joy than I could ever tell you. Your love for our son is a thrill to Betty and me as parents. We love you and want you to have a wonderful day.
I think often of the time I saw you standing by the road at the market in Arequipa with your market bags all alone-no husband. I stopped to ask you what you were doing there alone. You had not been in the country more than a few days. You said that you had to learn to get around and take care of your family’s needs. You said that being Chris’ wife left you no choice but to learn the language. You have.
This story makes me think of the stories of the great missionary wives of the past. You are already one of them-We love you. Happy Birthday