Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Once Upon A Time…….

Once upon a time,a very long time ago,on June 11,Jake and Annie Janzen welcomed their firstborn into their lives. They called this little girl,Ruth,a name taken from the Biblical account of Ruth and also in honour of a young school teacher,who taught in the local country school. Her name was Ruth Enns.


When I look at how my name was chosen,I have very big shoes to fill.I have met the school teacher and she was a sweet,sweet lady and I know the Bible story about Ruth.


I have had a wonderful childhood,with loving parents and later a little sister was added to the family to enrich my life.


On June 9,1972,I married the man of my dreams and we formed our own family unit.Life was wonderful and became even richer when our son was born.Unfortunately,not all of life is a bed of roses.In November of 2010,I had to say a final good-bye to Jake here on earth.


Through all of the ups and downs of life,one thing has been constant and that is the love and sustaining power of my Lord.Were it not for the strength I receive through Him,I could not go on.


Today,I want to pause and give praise and thanks to God,who is my strength and joy.


Every 'once upon a time' ends with a 'they lived happily ever after'.
Mine will too!
The day will come when with my Lord and Saviour and many loved ones,I WILL live happily ever after in Heaven.
That is when I will truly be able to sing,'What A happy Day!'

27 comments:

  1. Oh My Heart... Love this post!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a wonderful lady... I know that Jake is sending down lots of love for you from Heaven...

    Love the Roses... Awesome!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. God Bless You ---and keep you in his wonderful care.

    Hugs and MUCH LOVE,
    Betsy

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  2. Sweet and wonderful post, Ruth! Your photos are stunning.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Ruth!! As usual your pictures are lovely. I hope you get more flowers today. Yes, I hope we run into each other, (probably not the right term!) when we get to heaven.

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  4. What a sweet post and Happy Birthday to YOU!! Gorgeous shots of those roses! May your day be blessed!

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  5. Thank you, Ruth, for a beautiful and meaningful post. You are truly an inspiration.

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  6. A very happy birthday to you, Ruth! Lovely post and beautiful roses. I know Jake is with you in spirit today, as he is every day.

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  7. Happy Birthday to you, Ruth!~ I love this story...we just had a friend name her little daughter, Ruthie Mae. So pretty! have a wonderful day!

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  8. Dear, dear Ruth ~ What a beautiful post, filled with lots of love.

    Happy Birthday to you and yes one day our lives will have a happy fairy tale ending, where we live happily forever and ever with God and our loved ones. :-)

    Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

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  9. Now i have the song Oh Happy Day running round and round so i found it on you tube and am listening as i type. Oh happy Day when Jesus washed my sins away... this is such a beautiful and touching post. the roses look like ice cream and are just stunning..thanks for sharing your praises with us.

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  10. Happy, happy birthday, Ruth! How wonderful to know why you were given your name. I would say you have lived up to the name. :) Your flowers are beautiful. Hope you are having a great day.

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  11. Love this post, Ruth. Your life has been Blessed and I know that there are many more Blessings to come. Though you have experienced one of the most difficult things in losing the love of your life....your love lives on in the words that you share about your life together...
    Happy Birthday sweet friend.
    shug

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  12. What a wonderful, simple, joyful story of faith, love, and commitment. I have no doubt that your love story will continue through the eternities with 'they lived happily ever after'. P.S. Your rose images are simply stunning!!!

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  13. Your words pulled at my heart strings....lovely, lovely narration Ruth.

    And...hope your birthday was a happy one.

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  14. Hi Ruth I don't know if it is still 11 June in your part of the world but anyway I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I loved this post and knowing more about you and your great Faith. We all are only passing through and it is wonderful to know with certainty where we are going and who we will be with. May the Lord bless you now and forever.

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  15. happy birthday ruth, i would say you have done an amazing job with the beautiful name ruth!!

    was your dads name jake, as well as your husbands???

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  16. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Ruth! I loved this post. Have a blessed day!

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  17. Happy Birthday a day late now.
    How comforting to know that one day you will meet up with your husband once again. : )
    I'll see you up there in heaven too. : )
    I got married that same year you did but in January.
    A beautiful post!!

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  18. Lovely post. Happy Birthday Ruth.

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  19. Dearest Ruth,

    I've been away and unplugged and missed wishing you a Happy Birthday. This post is so timely, just the reminder I needed. Two dear women who have gone through incredible loss both posted blogs that pull me up short. Thank you for being one of them. We will have a "happily ever after" indeed!!!

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  20. I read this post a while back, but now that I'm here to thank you for visiting/viewing my bird photo blog, I just wanted to say again what a pleasurable post this was!!

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  21. Oh, I missed wishing you a happy birthday, Ruth! Well I can still wish you a wonderful year ahead. :)

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  22. Without God, life is not as good. I am so thankful he is there for me. I, too, lost my husband on Nov. 10th 2012 after 36 years together.

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