Our dear son came into this world, into our hearts and into our arms thirty-five years ago today. We have never been the same since that day. Mr. J., you were an answer to prayer and a miracle to our hearts. We love you very much and are more proud of you than our words can express, dear son.
Eleven years ago today God blessed us again when our first grandchild was born. Miss A., you are a precious young lady and we can't imagine life without you. You bring joy to our hearts and smiles to our faces. We love you - you are so special and we will treasure you always.
Celebrate today, dear ones. It's your special day! There's no one like you - you were custom designed by God above. He planned and packed you on purpose for His purpose. You were set apart for special work that God knew only you could do. When I read this little devotion I thought it was written just for you two today. You were both created by God - His design.
God planned and packed you on purpose for His purpose.
Heaven's custom design.
At a moment before moments existed, the sovereign Star Maker resolved, 'I will make ________.' Your name goes in the blank. Then He continued with, 'And I will make him/her _______, _______, and _______ and ________ and _______.' Fill those blanks with your characteristics. Insightful. Clever. Detail oriented. Restless. And since you are God's idea, you are a good idea. What God said about Jeremiah, He said about you: 'Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work.'
Set apart for a special work.
From: 'Cure for the Common Life'
Written by Max Lucado
Photo: 'Hope - Baby Hands and Feet'
Photographed by Laura Monahan