Meet Brianne Mullins. She’s 24 today … and really struggling with that. :-) That’s why she’s hiding behind Jerome the Birthday Gnome.

She’s also the newest Webbie. Hired today. Starts August 25. Sounds like a good birthday present TO us. Wonder what she’s getting.


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  1. Aug 11, 2008
    at 3:18 pm

    Happy Birthday, Brianne, and congrats on the new job with Compassion!

    Is Jerome the Birthday Gnome some kind of wacky Compassion tradition? I have a gnome in my garden — should I bring it along to hang out with Jerome when I show up for the Compassion tour? We haven’t NAMED him or anything…

  2. Aug 11, 2008
    at 3:27 pm

    happy birthday, Brianne!

    come out from behind that thing, so we can see you. :)

  3. Meredith
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 3:37 pm

    Happy birthday beautiful! And congratulations! This is huge! Praise the Lord!

  4. Aug 11, 2008
    at 4:50 pm

    Happy Birthday and don’t let everybody pick on you b/c you’re struggling with such a young birthday. 23 and 28 were the toughest for me. Oddly enough, 30 was a breeze.

  5. Aug 11, 2008
    at 4:54 pm

    Oh, you poor thing … working with these guys! You’ve got quite an challenge ahead of you…

  6. Aug 11, 2008
    at 6:14 pm

    It’s only a number, sweetie. :-)

    Happy Birthday!

  7. Brianne Mullins
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 6:24 pm

    Lisa – thank you so much!
    Oh yes, gnome’s are not just for gardens these days. They are in high demand for such events as these:) My best friend, who actually works at Compassion, gave Jerome to me for my birthday as a joke. Mr. Chris Giovagnoni required that I carry him around with me all day!

    Thanks everyone for the kind words! I am more than blessed to be considered a webbie!! When God gives gifts, He gives big :)

  8. Aug 11, 2008
    at 6:30 pm

    Brianne! I’m so happy for you! Happy birthday and congratulations! Can’t wait to read more about your official position of saving children from poverty & hunger in the Name of Jesus!
    oh, and i want to see some more of your stuff up on your blogspot! (please)

    HIS servant

  9. Sarah Langlois
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 6:43 pm

    Bri – congrats on the job! So excited for you!!! And don’t worry, I’ll be 26 in a month and that’s WAY older than 24 :)

  10. Caitlin Mullins (no relation...okay well, maybe, a little)
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 7:10 pm

    I love you Brianne!! I am so happy for you. You got talent kid…I can’t wait to start reading your work for Compassion!!

  11. Aug 11, 2008
    at 7:46 pm

    Happy Birthday. That’s great that you will be working with Compassion. We won’t say how old I will be in December but “4” figures in prominently!

    Many blessings

  12. Stacia
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 7:46 pm

    That’s my girl!! Taking another year in stride…proud of you!!

  13. Aug 11, 2008
    at 7:59 pm

    Ah yes, I remember 24…I now have underwear older than that.

    Click your heels 3 times and repeat after me, “There’s no place like gnome.”

    (Now that’s journalism, or should I say bloggalism)

  14. Aug 11, 2008
    at 8:55 pm

    Happy Birthday! What a gift for your big day — a brand new job at a great organization. Welcome to th team. (Can I say that, even though I’m not an employee?)

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    at 9:07 pm


  16. Sara Benson
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 9:45 pm

    congratulations!!! have an awesome birthday!!

  17. Travis
    Aug 11, 2008
    at 11:27 pm

    happy b-day, too bad i cant punch you 24 times since you know, you hit me and all

  18. Yoonkyung
    Aug 12, 2008
    at 2:46 am

    Warm Greetings from Korea!
    Happy birthday, Brianne and welcome on board! =)

  19. Aug 12, 2008
    at 4:22 am

    Oh the memories…Brianne…When I get back stateside in a few short months, we have to get together for laughs with your sister…wow, how I miss you girls!

    Congrats, and I look forward to reading your work!

  20. Sarah
    Aug 12, 2008
    at 5:06 am

    Happy birthday! :)

  21. Aug 12, 2008
    at 8:01 am

    Happy birthday, congratulations, and…26 was my first “difficult” birthday. I was, after all, more than 1/4 of a century old!

    Sigh. Now, I’ll be in the “6’s” for a few more years. (No, that’s not a typo’.)

    Anyway, congratulations, again, on your great job, and welcome!

  22. Aug 12, 2008
    at 8:49 pm

    Vicki, I thought the same when I was turning 26! Completely & utterly unprepared for the fact that I was over a quarter of a century old!!!! Quite a milestone for some of the younger folks, I’m sure 😉

    Live it up, Brianne! :)

  23. Brianne Mullins
    Aug 13, 2008
    at 7:37 pm

    Ok, I am officially 24 and 1 day and I think I can handle this. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement!
    I knew that God loves to give big, but I mean He really gave big this year – I am so honored to serve Compassion as a webbie!

    Vicki and Irene I think I might need your assistance when I turn 26…

    Kelly!!! I loved how you welcomed me to the team even though you don’t work here – haha! I’m feeling the love:)

  24. Aug 14, 2008
    at 8:32 am

    Give me a holler, when you turn 26, Briana; if we’re both lucky, I won’t be too senile, by then! :o)

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