Saturday, March 5, 2011

Birthday blessings to A.J.


My eldest son was born 12 years ago today. He's displaying two of his gifts- Lucky Charms and Lego's.

A.J. and I are birds of a feather. He's a mini-me in a sense, but thankfully his very own man in so many ways. It is true that our personalities are alike, but I wasn't as spiritually aware when I was 12. He's been teaching me new things about faith and life for a while now. I really look forward to the years we have ahead together, by God's grace.

Unfortunately he messed his foot up at a friend's house yesterday, so we're going to be heading to the urgent care clinic to get it x-rayed on his 12th birthday. I told you he was like me...UPDATE: It's busted. 6-8 week recovery.

Dear A.J.,

May the Lord, mighty God, bless, preserve you and keep you.
May He give you peace, perfect peace, and courage in every endeavor.
Lift up your eyes and see His face, and His grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty God, bless, preserve you and keep you!

Love,
Dad

2 comments:

Penelope said...

Happy birthday AJ! Get well soon!

Woody Woodward said...

Wow, when I was 12, I was scared of my shadow. AJ confidence in who he is, as a young man and how the Lord has gifted him, is a blessing to us all. On Sunday’s I am able to observe his strong influence among his many friends. And even us old guys are moved. Happy 12th big guy!

Speaking of observing a moving quiet testimony, this is cool and I bet I am the only one that noticed. Sunday, just before the observance of the Lord’s Table, Josh Currey tucked himself down so as not to disturb, and I guess snuck away to the restroom? Anyway, as the cup was passed, I watched his precious big sister Emily, think “more highly of others,” her brother. She took the cup and set it aside for Josh, so when he returned, he wouldn’t miss this blessed and most sacred observance. Now folks, that is what the body of Christ looks like at Redeemer. Our young folks show us the right way to follow Christ.