Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Best of the Best! Tribute to Jolyn Whiting Buhrley

I know, I know that I have missed A LOT of people that I love on my Bday's blogs, and I am sooo sorry! I am trying to get a system down so that I can be on top of that and blogs are forever right, so one day you will make it on here! Today while listening to conference I couldn't get out of my mind that I missed one of my bestest friends birthday blog and that I really wanted to remember and tribute a few of the gazillion things I love about Joni. While listening to Elder Hollands talk about earthly Angels I began to reflect on those that have and are mine.. she definately was there!

A lot of you may not have met Joni but I am sure that a lot of you know her from stories about my Boise Family. I go to her house lots every year to visit and also to get to watch her 5 adorable kids whom I love with all my heart! She is the mother of those kids.

Joni is a peacemaker. She is always trying to make everyone around her feel loved, comfortable and special. She has the hugest heart in the entire world and would do ANYTHING she humanly could for anyone.

Joni is a sister to me. As you know I grew up with a Mom and a Brother. Joni and all her sisters have been so wonderful to gather me in and make me not feel sisterless. Joni ALWAYS is one of the first to call me on my birthday, unless I am already at her house that has happened A LOT in the past few years, funny how that all works out.

Joni has great character. She is always trying to be honest and make the right decision, the right way. She thinks before she makes a decision and considers everyone involved!

Joni is very talented. Not only is she extremely put together and organized, a Mom who tries really hard. She will try anything new, if she knows it is in the best interest of her cuties! She also is very athletic and just recently finished her dream of running in the Boston Marathon!Other random things that I love about Joni:
  • She leaves me notes in my room when I arrive
  • She can laugh at herself
  • She always has healthy choices at her house
  • She is generous at all times
  • She is dependable
  • She loves people deeply
  • She is a good example
  • She is easy to talk to and a great listener
  • She knows how to make you feel special
  • She trusts me with her most prized possesions (her kids)
  • Her house feels like a home
  • Her eyes sparkle with the light of Christ
  • She loves my cooking :)
  • There are 5000 more things to say!
Joni, I know you know this, but I DEFINATELY celebrate your birth, your life and YOU! You have been a friend and sister to me through some of the saddest, happiest, changing times of my life. I celebrate your life everyday and love any opportunity I get to spend with you! Thanks for being such an important part of my life!!
In true Whiting style:
YOUR THE BEST!! I Love you!


Amber said...

JoLyn is an angel in my life too. She is a blessing and example in my life which helps me to be better. You said it right when you refer to her as a peacemaker. She is generous with her love and sees the good in everybody. I'm lucky to have such an amazing sister, influence and friend!

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Boise Buhrley's said...

Ok, maybe I should have a birthday more often!! How blessed I am to have such beautiful people in my life,(who really know how to make someone feel special.) REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, you TRULY ARE THE BEST!

I love you,XoxOXoOxOoxOxoXOxOXx

Monica said...

What a beautiful tribute. You know how to make everyone feel good about themselves! That is one of your many talents you posess! JoLyn is an amazing person! What a blessing she is in the lives of others! Thanks for being such an amazing part of our family! You're an inspiration to all!

Marilyn said...

Megan, you are the best, we all love you so much, you are right on I ditto everthing you said about my angel Jolyn, she is my hero too, but I want you to know that you are also an angel to everyone you come in contact with, if they know Megan Gazaway they have been blessed by you many kind and loving deeds, I do not know how you do it. I just know I love you and I am so glad to have you so much a part of our family!Love Lynn and Marilyn

The Burners said...

that is so sweet :) i love your blog background by the way! so halloween! i love how you always point out the best in people, meggers! you are awesome beyond belief!

Meg said...

Thank you all for your nice comments on of me on Joni's Bday blog! You are all so important to me! Love you!