May I have everyone's attention please? Okay, I know I would get everyone's attention better if I had a sword in my hand and this was written in pink letters in all caps but since John does not allow swords, pink letters and all caps outside of the chatroom, this will have to do!
December 16th is a very special day here at CB. December 16th is the birthday of the founder and owner of CB, John B. Abela (@abelajohnb) otherwise known as simply, John.
Those new to CB (and perhaps not-so-new) may be of the opinion that Mr. Abela spends all of his time immersing himself in the beauty of his beloved Northern California while his large staff takes care of the day to day operation of CB 'round the clock. Staff? Did I hear the word "staff"? On more than one occasion I have been able to easily envision the stunned look on a member's face when they realize that the CB staff consists of one person... John, himself.
I think more people need to realize that. I think that if we step back, take a look around and realize that everything we enjoy here at CB it is through the tireless work of one man who walks with a very big God we will have a better understanding of what an amazing place CB is.
I realize I am posting this a few hours early John but I wanted to be among the first here at CB, if not the first, to wish you a very happy birthday!
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to make CB such a blessing to so many of us... including one K . While you may never fully know the difference you have made in the lives of others, God does.
Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jklarman/1415147609/sizes/s/
Happy birthday John!!!!
I of course echo the sentiments and congratulate you on another year of living, learning and edging ever closer to the first of those magical milestones (40).
Praying your day is special and a blessing to you just as you are a blessing to us.
Brother John, Happy Birthday all the way from Singapore and many good healthy years ahead. Thanks for all that you have done for this blogsite.
From Hwa Silverpen
Happy Birthday brother John! You're such a blessing to everyone here in this site. Thank you for all you've done for God's glory. More birthdays to come (and more cakes to slice) :)
C-16°|F4°Thank You Everybody!![/h4]
Too bad I can't sing here, I'd put the Beatles to shame!...
Hope You have a great day. God Bless, Billy