We had a nice birthday party for our big boy! We invited our family and we wrote little reflections for our now three year old son.
Here's us sharing in the living room why Timmy is so special. Timmy's bday5 Here are some excerpts of what we said:
"Timmy, today is your third birthday. You've been a complete joy to our lives and every single day we thank God for you. Your name means "One who honors God." We pray that your life, your gifts and abilities will be used to honor the Lord. Your middle name "Samuel" means, "God hears." Timothy, you are an answer to our prayers. You are a gift from the Lord, our inheritance, and we love you so much. We just love the way you like things "just so". You really have an eye for detail and when your mommy doesn't fix your toy exactly right, you say, "Make it much better, mommy." You love veggies and especially carrots and pepinos (pickles). You could eat popcorn every day, but you could also squeeze a little piece of cake in too! You love to take things apart and figure out how they work. You know how to run the VCR better than your mom already. You enjoy cruising on the motorcycle with papa and you look forward to going to our lot, our future home, every afternoon to play in the sand with your dump truck and bulldozer. You enjoy singing along with papa on the keyboard and you cuddle morning, noon and night! You pray for your family by name every day. You've told us you've seen angels and we believe you, because God's hand is upon you. Son, we want to dedicate this verse to you in 1 Timothy 1:18-19, which says, Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, holding on the faith and a good conscience.
We love you and are so proud to be your mommy and papi!"
Thank you God for the privilege of being parents. We are honored to serve in this challenging, yet rewarding role. We ask you to continue guiding us, Lord as we raise up our son in your ways. Help us to encourage his growth in wisdom and character without squelching his personality and gifts. Amen.