HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANSON!
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:27-28
Eight years ago today God laid this scripture on my heart for your life. I've prayed it many times over you, while I held you, fed you, rocked you, sat silently and marveled at the wonder of you while you slept sweetly in my arms.
It's getting harder to pray it.
I am not privy to the Lord's plans for you.
I know He has them. I know He's growing you so fast and so deep it scares me sometimes.
It's getting harder to tell God that you belong to Him. I had no idea how fast time could run away on me. I didn't feel the weight of those words sitting in a rocking chair holding a newborn.
But I'm beginning to feel it now.
God has big plans for you.
It feels like I merely blinked and you're 8. I know when I blink again, you'll be 18.
Grow baby boy! On the inside and the outside...we pray you grow.