Happy, happy birthday to my number three son who celebrates thirteen years of life today! Thirteen?! How can it be? It just doesn't seem like it has been a decade plus three since we drove to the hospital in the early hours of the day, eagerly anticipating the arrival of this our newest blessing from the Lord! But the calendar doesn't lie: he is indeed thirteen and we do indeed have three teenagers in the house, bless our hearts yes and amen.
I am so thankful for my son and the joy he brings into our lives. He is my contrary child, something I have grown to respect and appreciate (and sometimes attempt to tame and train when necessary, however futile the undertaking may seem). I love his wit and I love how easily he makes friends. It is sometimes hard to be your own man under the shadow of two older brothers but he is finding his own way and I am so proud of him. He is a great kid! I pray for him, as I pray for all my boys, that he will love and serve the Lord Jesus with his life, bringing glory to God in all things.
Happy birthday to my boy; may you continue to grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and may you never forget how deeply you are loved!