Thursday, February 08, 2007

Eight on Eight


There is little in this family that gets us all as excited as a birthday! Today is John Henry's 8th birthday. It is hard to believe that eight years ago this early AM I was struggling to bring him into the world. He came forth red with rage and screaming, but oh, how we loved him and love him still. He grows more delightful as he ages and we rejoice that the Lord gave him to us. In a household of lovely ladies, he is a rare and funny treat. We pray that he will grow up into a godly young man who will honor his sisters (as he strives to do now) and who will love his wife with a tender understanding that came from growing up surrounded by the "X" chromosome. We pray for it, anyway! :+) We appreciate his perspective and love this little man more and more every day.

          Happy Birthday, John Henry!


Anonymous said...

I can see that is one spoiled (in a good way!) little boy. To be surrounded by such a beautiful group of loving sisters!

CTdittmar said...

What lovely children! Four girls and one boy! Wow! We just found out we're evening the mix with a 3rd girl! Now we'll be like the Brady Bunch! I'm tickled to have another girl! What a treasure and creative masterpiece each individual child truly is!

Celebrating with you in spirit...Christa

Mariel said...

I love you, John! Thanks for this post, Mama!



Copperswife said...

Happy birthday to your dear son! My youngest son was eight just a couple of weeks ago, and I must say, it has been a whirlwind. enjoy the days!

Dy said...

Oh, what a delightful celebration! I am always amazed at the depth and breadth of love we can feel, embodied in our children. *happy sigh*