Can I just tell you about my sister-in-law for a minute? Her name was Stephanie Sue Hafner, until she married my big brother, David, 13 years ago, and became a Burton for life:)
She first got to know me during my most awkward years as an early teen, and she definitely knew me during my brattiest years. At first I didn’t want to get to know her because Dave had just broken up with his high school sweetheart, whom I’d adored, and I was just so mad at him for that! I didn’t want to give this new chick a chance. But eventually, once she showed me how much she knew about nails and makeup, I was hooked on her (and let me tell you, she knew how to pile on the makeup and do her nails:) It’s ironic because she’s isn’t even high-maintenance about those things anymore!
Stephanie was my first sister-in-law, and the only sister figure I had during those teen/college years. She bore me my first 3 nephews, and I get to hear all her wisdom as a young mom (still young at 37, Steph:)…I’m so grateful for that. She’ll do anything for her kids, or for her husband.
She’s a woman of God who is continually giving the Holy Spirit room to change her. She challenges me deeply. Steph’s one person that has the right to speak into my life at any time and kick me in the butt about anything. There’s nothing that I would hide from her or be ashamed to tell her…she knows me well.
We love to talk about kids, Jesus, change, ministry…She’s quite the confidant to me.
I could go on and on and on about what Stephanie means to me, as my sister and as one of my very best friends…but that’s not even possible to do right now. I absolutely love her deeply and and I am so glad she’s been in my life all this time.
Happy Birthday Stephanie!
And this is Stephanie with David…I love this couple:)