Sunday, March 8, 2009

You Are God's Idea

Today we celebrate two people who were God's very special ideas.

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


  1. What a wonderful reminder of how special and loved by God each person is! I love this Adrienne:>)

  2. It is so amazing that God is so great that He loves each one of us.

    I am so happy for the blessings in your life.

  3. children are miracles from our Lord..
    Hope your son and grandbaby had a happy birthday..
    have a wonderful rest of Sunday..

  4. Hi Adrienne, Thank you for joining my giveaway and I was pulling for you again, but sorry, Roger picked another name out of the bowl! (it was won by Cathy at The Stylish Home) You have such a way with words, I always love coming by and reading your posts! Have a wonderful week,

  5. Sweet picture and post. Today is my good friend Melissa's birthday as well. Happy Birthday to those special people in your life!

  6. Love that picture in this post. I took a picture of my grandson's hand in mine when he was just a couple of months old and I love that picture. I have my second grandchild coming in July-another grandson so I can't wait.

  7. What a beautiful post, Adrienne! God is so gracious and has blessed you with your precious family! I'm a little jealous though, I don't have any grandchildren and I don't think my children are going to give me any :( That may be God's plan and if it is, I'll just have to accept it, won't I?
    Oh, Adrienne, if you make some fashion plates, make sure you let let know.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. Thanks for that post, Adrienne. It is very neat. I hope your loved ones had a Happy Birthday.


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