Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday David!

My Precious David,

I can't believe you turn 3 years old today. It seems like not that long ago when I woke up at 3am with labor pains, thinking "I can't have a baby today~ it's Christmas Eve!" Nevertheless, our first son emerged into this world as always, full of surprises. Although it was my most traumatic labor to date, you, my sweet little man at 7 lbs, 13oz, were healthy and happy.

You've grown so much in such a short time~ always trying to be more and more a grown up, helping me with the laundry, loving to cook, washing the car and mowing the lawn with Daddy. We were stunned last December just before you turned 2 when you told us you wanted to go potty, and now here you are fully potty trained, even sleeping in your underwear! But, that's just like you. You set your mind on what you want to do and eventually you do it. Like when you purposed to find a way out of your crib. Or that nightmarish phase when you were trying to sneak out of the house when no one was looking~ I still today praise God you are safe.

God has done so many wonderful things in your life and in your heart, Son. He has given you a brother and sister who love you very, very much and I know you love them too~ they are your best friends and your constant companions. Daddy and I are blessed also, we are thrilled (and challenged) when we call you our son. You are such a happy child, even after receiving much necessary discipline. You always smile and you sing from your heart continually. Never stop singing to the Lord, David! And you make us laugh every single day. We are so excited to watch you grow through your 3rd year and can't wait to see what a dynamic young man our Lord is molding you to be. Our prayer for you in this next year is that you would increase in wisdom, and that you would grow more tenderhearted, and, as always, that you would walk closer to our Lord everyday.

Happy Birthday, Son. We cannot express to you the love that we have for you in our hearts!

Mommy and Daddy


Bill said...

What a wonderful testimony! What a inspiring prayer! What a handsome boy! What determined parents!!

What an amazing God!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

How precious :) Our son turns 7 today. What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandie,

Gentry here. I wanted to thank you for sending us your Christmas card. Merry Christmas! I want to send you our's but misplaced your address. Could you send it to me? I am due with our first son Jan 5th. I love looking at this blog and seeing all the cool things you Giedd's are up to. I am thinking of you with number 4 on the way. Cheers, Gentry Rench

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