Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Joshua

My dear little man, today you turn 1 year old. One year ago this afternoon, God brought you forth guided by His tender hands into your daddy's and my arms but you had been in our hearts long before we saw your sweet face. We are so thankful that God gave you to us. We rejoice in your sweet smile and your jolly disposition. We already see evidence of God's grace in your life~ your tolerance of and love for your brother and sister, your rapt attention for your daddy at family worship, and even for your little "amen" echoed at our table. God has blessed us so greatly with you, Little Man. We love how you can blow on your own food and how you bob and dance when you hear music and how you go nuts when you hear Daddy's key in the door in the afternoons. I love how Dabney and David make you laugh, your blond hair and green eyes, your love for exploring outside, and how you snuggle so sweetly at bedtime, then lay your drowsy head down on your blanket and drift off to sleep without a word.

We love you so much Sweet Josh and we are thankful for you. We are grateful to call you our son. Our prayer is that you will grow to be a godly man, tender to God's Word and a loving and dedicated father and husband. Happy Birthday Joshua! We can't wait to see what God will do with your life in the coming years. May God richly bless you, Sweetheart.


mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my little grandson!
sweeeeeeet Joshie! I want to see you so badly - I am going to give you a bear hug next Wednesday!!!!!
tell mommy "thank you" for letting us in on your daily lives (via blogging!) and for the wonderful pictures - she always keeps us so happy when we can just push a button and see our sweet grandchildren!!!! have a wonderful day - BIG ONE-YEAR OLD BOY!!!!- we love you SO very much!!!! and hugs and kisses to your brother & sister also - we'll see you all soon - Lord willing!!!!! God Bless You, Joshua - you truly are a gift from God. I can't believe it was a whole year ago when I first held you as an infant and snuggled with you - can we snuggle again next week????? see you soon!
love, gwamma

Uncle Jim said...

Happy b-day Josh! Can't wait to see you this Sunday. I can't believe that after only meeting you once I love you soo much.
Uncle James

Rodeo4Christ said...

You are growing up too fast little buddy. :o) It is great to only be a day apart.. although a couple years seperate us, happy birthday!

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