Friday, September 28, 2007

Birthday Boy


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.


Grandma said...

Who could possibly have guessed what a wonderful person was born on September 28, 1999!?!?

Happy, happy, happy day, Anson!

We love you, and we can't wait to see you tonight.

Poppi & Grandma

Aaron said...

Anson ... You'll soon realize (if you haven't already) that your mother says things more beautifully than most people. And although my words are different, I must agree with her today.
You are an amazing young man. It's a blessing and a privilege to watch you grow and to be the ones responsible for steering you. Your heart for the Lord is humbling and it's a joy to see you seek Him from a young age.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

I love you.


Melodi said...

Happy Birthday, Anson! We love you!

The Henry Crew

Leslie Moore said...

Happy Birthday, Anson! You're one of the coolest kids I know!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Anson!

Ted's Dad

The Kramer Family said...

Happy Birthday Anson!

I can't believe that you are 8 years old! It seems like yesterday we were holding you in our arms.

You are truly a special boy. I have never met a boy more compassionate and filled with loved as you are. Your sweet spirit and soft heart is a lovely sight to see. I'm tearing up just thinking of all of the ways I have seen that in you and the Lord show His love through you.

I love you coming up to me out of the blue at church or at your house and just giving me a hug and telling me you love me. What 8 year old does that?

KK adores you too! You are a rock star in her books.

I hope your day is special and you know that you are loved so much!
Aunt Lynsey, Uncle Jason, Kaylyn, & Laney Rae!

Garratts said...

Happy Birthday Anson!

We love you!

Mike, Ashley, Reese, & Bryce

Kirby said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Anson!

We love you so much! You're the coolest 8 year old we know!!

Charlie & Kirby

Ryan Price said...

Yea, Anson!!

You're growing up. Before I know it, you will be spelling bigger words than me... oh wait, that probably already happens!!

I hope you have a fantastic day, and know that I am celebrating with you from all the way across the world!

Love you brother!

Jennifer Bacak said...

Happy Birthday Anson! We think you're pretty awesome around here.
jenn & bacaks

Anonymous said...


Sorry I got in late yesterday and did not say it sooner!

You are such a wonderful Grandson. I am so very proud of you! It is always a joy to be around you - you ROCK!

Your handsome, kool, awesome and you can drive a really mean sailboat. I look forward to spending more wonderful times with you. Like when you get old enough to whip me at Halo like everyone else :-). 1 year closer.

Love you G-Pa & GiGi

Jana said...

What a beautiful LOVE letter to your son!!! I hope that he had a great day. I feel the weight of time slipping by also with my youth. HEAVY....You are obviously a wonderful mother, I give thanks for your wonderful stories and observations. Much Love to your family!!!

theBirkenfelds said...

Happy Birthday Anson!!

Thank you for being such a cool kid and a wonderful child of God! Your love of the Lord at age 8 ministers to us everytime we see you!

See you soon!

Brock and Megan