Saturday, June 21, 2008

Birthday and A Verse

My oldest baby turned seven today. Well, actually he doesn't officially turn 7 until 11:14 pm since that was the time he was born. Seven years ago I had no idea what motherhood would be like. I couldn't see past the hours and hours of labour, the emergency C-section, or my swollen legs. Funny how things are never what you expect. Lake is a joy to me. Funny and sweet (can be a handful at times too). He loves the Lord and he loves our family. He loves to make "crafts" yet he is all boy. Even though I was 27 when he was born, I kind of feel like we are growing up together. I am learning - he is learning. There is a lot for both of us to learn in this life. Your first born holds a special place in your heart. I pray that he stays innocent as long as humanly possible. I pray that the world doesn't creep in to his heart and steal what rightfully belongs to Jesus. I pray that he will grow up to be a mighty man of God. There are so many things I pray for him to become, but the main thing I pray is that he will be a lover of the Lord for all his life.

I could go on and on, but anyone who is a parent (especially a mommy) knows what I am saying, feeling. We could all write these same words about our babies no matter how big or how old they are.

Several of you commented on the verses I posted from the Message. Here are my blog title verses as written in the Message.....thought they were interesting.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
And then this: We can tell you with complete confidence—we have the Master's word on it—that when the Master comes again to get us, those of us who are still alive will not get a jump on the dead and leave them behind. In actual fact, they'll be ahead of us. The Master himself will give the command. Archangel thunder! God's trumpet blast! He'll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they'll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Oh, we'll be walking on air! And then there will be one huge family reunion with the Master. So reassure one another with these words.


Alana said...

Hello there! I've enjoyed catching up on your blog. Sounds like you've been really busy with the house. When is the move in date?

Happy Birthday to your little guy. Mine oldest will be 7 in just about three weeks. It has been so fun to watch him develop into a sweet young boy. I really like him ;-)

Amanda B. said...

Happy Birthday Lake!! Being a mommy is so hard and so rewarding!! I am honored to be amongh this community of mommies!! Hope you have a blessed Sunday (pray for me...I have to go to a "mandatory" meeting at work and will miss yet another opportunity for corporate worhsip...I'm about as dry as a bone...but I will be there tomorrow night with bells on unless the Lord comes and we are in the ultimate coroporate worship EVER!!!)

God Bless you Beth!

Mari said...

Happy Birthday to Lake! Hope he enjoys his day.

Mommyluann said...

Happy Birthday, Lake!!! I can't believe Daniel will be 6 in July. Sniff sniff....

"Motherhood...the hardest job you'll ever LOVE"...ain't it the truth.

You are blessed with two sweeties!!! Three if you count Steve...can I say he's a sweetie? I'm not really sure he is! ha ha