Today you are two. I can’t believe it! Not because you’re not acting like you’re two, but because … where did the time go? And, how can you be acting like you’re two already?
I am so thankful to the Lord today, and everyday, for your little person in our family. You have brought such joy and zest to our lives, you are such a blessing.
This year you changed almost as much as you changed last year between your birthdays! This year you went from crawling and almost walking to running and jumping and climbing up on top of everything … “see dis! see dis! UpJubySee!” Last year you had a few words, this year you are speaking in sentences: “Dada take lunch” “Go Macadonalds lunch” “Momma sing wee” and so much more.
I wish I could capture every one of your sayings and mannerisms so we could show them to you when you’re older, and so that I can remember them when you’re a teen and driving me crazy!
This year, just like last year, and just like every year I am praying for you and your continued growth. Most importantly, I am praying that you will continue to love the Lord and as you grow in your adult understanding of life, that you will love to Lord and seek to follow him in all your ways.
I’m reading through a devotional this year and the Psalm for today’s date contains many promises and is my prayer for you on this birthday as you grow:
Psalm 34 (excerpts)
I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. – I pray that you will be able to praise the LORD no matter what happens in your life, that your attitude and vision will be on God during easy times, hard times and in-between times. I pray that you will praise the Lord with us, your family, and also surround yourself with friends who will praise the Lord with you. –
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. – I pray that no matter what is going on, you will have confidence that the Lord will hear you and so you will call on the Lord for all your fears. –
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing …
Come my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all … Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.