March 27 What A Day!
Let me explain:
Future President Thomas Jefferson is elected to the second Continental Congress on this day in 1775.
Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of the Toyota Motor Corporation, which in 2008 surpassed America’s General Motors as the world’s largest automaker, dies at the age of 57 in Japan on this day in 1952.
President Lincoln meets with Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman at City Point, Virginia, to plot the last stages of the war on this day in 1865.
On this day in 1977, two 747 jumbo jets crash into each other on the runway at an airport in the Canary Islands, killing 582 passengers and crew members.
In Washington, D.C., Helen Taft, wife of President William Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, plant two Yoshina cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River, near the Jefferson Memorial on this day in 1912.
On March 27, 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaces Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier, becoming the first leader since Joseph Stalin to simultaneously hold the USSR’s two top offices.
On this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Academy Award for Best Actor for his career-reviving performance in The Godfather.
On this day in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves use of the drug Viagra, an oral medication that treats impotence.
On this day in 1939 March Madness begins as The University of Oregon defeats the Ohio State University 46â€“33, to win the first-ever NCAA menâ€™s basketball tournament.
BUT the most important thing that took place on this day, March 27, took place in 1990, when a little girl by the name of Olena Murgyn was born in a little village outside of Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Our family would not meet her until she was eight years old, but once we did, we were never the same again. Today, March 27, 2011, she turns 21.
Happy Birthday Olena Hope White! There are not enough words in all the languages of the world to say how much we love you. We knew when we adopted you and brought you to America that your life would change; however we never realized just how much our lives would be changed by your presence.
HOPE, the very name you chose for yourself has brought hope to countless numbers of people. You have taught usÂ something about the love of God and the importance of family since day one. Truly you were a defining moment in our lives. It is hard to believe that little girl we brought home to America in 2000 has become the beautiful young woman that you are today. Your heart of grace and compassion is the only thing more beautiful than your physical appearance.
On this very special day your entire family joins me in hoping and praying for you the very best that God has to offer. Your life has impacted more people than you will ever know. You really do offer hope to everyone you meet.
Now you are an adult, and you will be making your own decisions in life. I encourage you to do this one thing:
Proverbs 3:5â€“6 (NLT) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Happy Birthday young lady, be blessed, we love you!
Mom and Dad