Thursday, August 4, 2016

Josie Turns 17

Two days after Callie's seventh birthday, the Bates have another milestone to celebrate. Josie Bates is turning 17 years old!

As the tenth oldest Bates child, Josie is known by loved ones as being a loyal and dependable friend who is always eager to offer encouragement.

Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31 ("Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."). She loves running and drinking coffee and is the only Bates with curly hair. Happy birthday, Josie!

Josie Bates 2016

 Gil Bates and Josie Bates, 2015

 Josie Bates, 2007

Photos courtesy of UP

13 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Josie congrats on your 17th birthday hope you have a wonderful day with your family!!!! L♥ve y'all!!!! ^_^ ʕ•ﻌ•ʔ

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  2. When you say that she loves running, what exactly do you mean, Ellie?

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    1. I thought the same thing. It would be difficult to be a true runner with their clothing restrictions. You just can't get any distance in while dressed in a skirt.

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    2. Of course you can! I do that all the time and biking as well! It actually feels freer than jeans/shorts because they aren't hampering your legs movement.

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  3. Happy 17th birthday

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  4. Happy 17th birthday Josie! Hope you had a great birthday!🎂

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  5. Now I know why Gil said there's a birthday party every week!

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  6. Happy birthday sweet Josie! I hope to meet you one day.

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  7. Wishing you a year of blessings. Have a birthday full of love,happiness and joy.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIE
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  8. Happy 17th birthday Josie! You are a dear sweet young lady may God bless you and keep you all the days of your life and may His face shine upon you.

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  9. Happy birthday to a great kid!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Josie! I love you very much and am proud of you! You are beautiful inside and out! Love, Mrs.Jennie :)

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