a gift, kindness is a choice."
Won't it be nice when I start one of these without a claim of
being really pressed for time? ;-) Well... not
there quite yet! But I did want to take a few minutes to
celebrate Adam's observed birthday on October 10th.
Happy birthday to him and, I hope, laughter and love for all
of you this week and beyond!
Birthday Messages to Adam
Happy birthday!!! I really am so glad you all have
these observed birthdays. It just wouldn't be fair to
not celebrate you only because you're older than the
calendar. You don't look a day over 45! I mean
it! Don't look at me like that! ;-)
I hope you know how much your friendship has meant to me
during these past several months, Adam. You were there
when I most needed a friend and I will always treasure those
first days of our friendship even as we keep heaping on more
great memories. Clay and I both love you so much and
can't wait to see where the future brings us... with you a
part of it. I thank Joshua and the Father every day
for you, my beloved friend.
Dear Uncle Adam,
On behalf of Belle, we want to thank you for being a
super-fun, loving, hilarious, and cuddly uncle. On
behalf of ourselves, we want to say thanks for being a
wonderful friend. We can't wait to watch Belle grow
up with you. From that first moment we saw your head
popping around the corner of the hospital room door, we
knew that we were very blessed to have such a friend to go
through Belle's growing up years and our life with.
Happy birthday to our buddy!
Andrew, JenniAnn, and Belle
Oh Adam... happy birthday to my wonderful friend.
You've always made me laugh and that'll never
change. I've needed that laughter so often lately
and am so grateful you've been near. As confusing
as everything is right now, knowing I have friends like
you to rely on means so very much. I hope you
always know how loved and adored you are.
I can still remember the first word you ever
said. You looked around the heavens and
declared: "Impressive!" Then you smiled that
beautiful smile of yours. And so began your
life... a life that's been, in a word,
impressive. The Father and I continue to take
delight in your work, your friendships, the care you
show to Alexander and Co., and all the joy you bring
to those you meet. Thank you for being our
angel. Happy birthday!
What's a birthday without some fun and games? Please
note that there can be more than one correct answer per
question. For example, if I asked "Which AOD appeared in
'The Root of All Evil'?" then the correct answer would be
Andrew *and* Adam. Answers are at the bottom of the
page, right after the dedication.
1. Which of the following AODs can
play the piano?
2. When JenniAnn had to cut Andrew's hair in a JABB
story, what song did Adam serenade them with?
B. "When the Saints Go Marching In"
D. "Ain't Nothing Like a Woman"
3. How does Adam often refer to
A. The Great JC
C. King Jack
4. Which of the AODs were present during the Dyeland
viewing of Les Miserables?
5. In "Fallen Angela," what quality of
Monica's dress made Adam a lil anxious?
A. It was too short.
B. It was red.
C. The neckline was plunging.
D. There were no straps.
6. Which is NOT the name
of an AOD Band album?
A. Don't Fear Us
B. Hair and Other Hits
C. Songs for Monica
D. Big Circle of Light
7. What song did Adam
briefly sing in "The Sign of the Dove?"
A. "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"
B. "If I Were a Rich Man"
C. "Sunrise, Sunset"
D. "Miracle of Miracles"
8. Which of the following ever had an
assignment, as shown on TBAA, that also involved
Which of the following
nicknames has ever been used
B. Cutie Pie
C. O Prudish One
10. Who did Adam play in
the gang's production of Jesus
A. King Herod
B. Pontius Pilate
C. Simon the Zealot
This newsletter is dedicated
to all three of the AOD actors for bringing
three unique, intriguing characters to
life. While we never saw all three
together on-screen, God (and anyone who has
spent much time on the JABB site) knows that
thinking of them hanging out and supporting each
other has brought me loads of entertainment and
comfort. I hope each of you reading this
also feel the same!
1. A. Adam, B. Andrew, and C. Henry.
Possibly also D. I can't remember if Eli is
ever stated to be able to play.
2. C. "Hallelujah"
3. B. Boss
4. B. Andrew and C. Henry
5. D. There were no straps.
6. A. Don't Fear Us
7. C. "Sunrise, Sunset"
8. A. Adam and B. Andrew
O Prudish One