Saturday, February 9, 2013

Little Man

To our sweet D-boy,
You are about to turn seven?!  That blows this mama's mind!  Your birthday invitation says you will be "transforming" into a seven year old soon, but it doesn't feel like a transformation to me.  It seems like you were born yesterday and some magic trick happened to turn you into a little man overnight.  You embody everything that is "boy".  You are noisy.  You love to kiss on your mama.  You like to sweat.  You have a voice and you long to be heard.  You are fiercely protective of your little sister.  You are a leader looking for a people to lead.  You are handsome.  You have your daddy's muscles and your mama's eyelashes.  You love cars, action figures, Legos, and of all things, you like to read!  This year I have had the privelege to do what few mama's can: watch your mind expand and grow through homeschooling.  What a delight it's been to watch as you discover something new or finally understand what was once foreign, and on goes the light bulb.  You are good at math and you could do science four times a day.  You love Jesus, and though you haven't yet trusted him as your personal Savior, you are SO close to that "aha!" moment too.  I have a prayer card just for you and I pray it over you every chance I get.  Some of my petitions to the Lord are that He:
  • show you that Godliness with contentment is true greatness
  • stir within you a hunger for His word and a passion for prayer
  • show us how to help you develop the talents and gifts He has bestowed upon you
  • help you to one day be a faithful husband (or single man) in a fallen world
  • allow you to experience first hand the rewards of keeping your word
  • impress upon you to take hold of the abundant life He has for you
  • show you love from lust, and that you choose love every time
Little man, your daddy and I love you so very much. You are to me what Samuel was to Hannah.  We look forward with excitement and anticipation for the years to come, longing to see how you'll grow...inside and out.