Before I met Rosie, I always thought I knew about Jesus. I went to church, was baptized, and even prayed on occasion. All that I thought I knew about Jesus changed as I got to know Rosie. She had something different, something I wanted and something I knew I needed. It was more than a religion. Rosie had a real relationship with Jesus.
Rosie played a great role in leading me to Christ and I am forever indebted to God for giving me such an amazing friend who not only talked about church and God but truly lived it out. She inspired and encouraged me to grow in my relationship with Jesus, stood by my side when I needed a friend, believed in the power of prayer and diligently prayed for and with me.
With my friend, Rosie and her family after her graduation. (2005)Rosie, on this day, your birthday, I want to tell you that you have made a profound impact in my life. God used you to help restore a broken woman, a woman who was lost. Today my heart has what it was always missing, a relationship with Christ. Thank you for being an exemplary role-model of a God-fearing woman, thank you for loving me unconditionally and most importantly, thank you for allowing God to use you to lead me to Christ. I love you!
"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
Happy Birthday, Rosie!