It seems strange that in four months someone could become so dear to almost seem like a sister, but that is what she has become to me.
When we arrived in Houston in October, I was surprised by the enthusiasm shown by Tiffany who seemed to be the less demonstrative of the McDonald girls. Since that time, as both where working in the kitchen, we have been together almost 24/7. We have laughed and cried, worked and played together. We been serious and silly, thoughtful and just verging on absurd.
Her keen wit has kept me more than entertained, as has her overall, well... Tiffanyness. (for those of you to whom that means nothing, it is similar to Robinness) Together we three have found humor in the most commonplace things, from newly-minted words to kitchen fiascos to the abominable scone-man.Tiffany is a beautiful example of patience and love, and many's the time I have marveled at the beautiful work of art that out Father is creating in her. I would like to post this beautiful portion of scripture in honor of her.
"Though I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am but a resounding gong, of a clanging cymbals.
Though I can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Though I give all I posses to the poor, and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I am nothing.
Love is patent, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Where there are prophesies, they will cease, where there are tongues they will be stilled, where there is knowledge, it will pass away. Now we see in part, and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I thought like a child, I talked like a child, and I reasoned like a child, but when I became a man, I put childish thing behind me.
Now we see but a poor reflection, as in a mirror, but then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, but that I shall know fully, just as I am fully known.
And now, these three things remain, faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13
Tiffany, I love you. Happy Birthday.