Happy Birthday to Laura 2024

Laura at the North Shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii

Happy birthday to my lovely wife Laura, seen here at the North Shore on the island of Oʻahu during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip.

Birthdays are always worth celebrating, especially for someone as special as Laura is to me. Here’s hoping this is the start of another wonderful trip around the sun!


Laura is a wonderful example of loving one another. She does her best to love everyone unconditionally. She has shown that in her 27 years of teaching, in her work with our church, and in being a mother and wife.

When her former students see her, they want to come give her a hug. I do not think that would happen if she had not shown them love.

She sets a great example for us all to follow. We always need good examples of what loving others looks like, and she provides a great one!

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love One Another

About the Photo

This photo was originally going be the accompanying photo in a post with another beach photo as the main photo. But then I decided that it would be perfect for a post about Laura’s birthday, because it is from a place that we love (Hawaiʻi) doing something that we love (going to the beach).

The original photo had some issues, mainly due to the attachment at the back of the camera (that would be me). But after a bit of work, I think it looks just fine.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Raw Therapee and GIMP.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Rokinon 35mm f/1.8
Date: June 19, 2023
Location: North Shore, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi


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Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through Burnsland.com, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.