Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Birthday Blessings to Bethany....

Happy Birthday to Bethany!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our first born daughter.....what a wonderful blessing she is to our hearts, our home and to her siblings! Yes, many people thought we had our family after she came, two boys and now a girl. O, how grateful we are to the Lord for the grace given to receive these blessings for him. Bethany was such a sweet baby in the sense of being so peaceful, content and sleeping all through the night soon after we brought her home, I think the Lord was giving us a break from two little fellows that kept us awake at nights for soooo long,:) Now she is growing up to be a godly young lady, seeking to honor the Lord, her parents and serve her family. There are many things that bless my life about Bethany, one of the first things that comes to mind is her love and sweet spirit towards her siblings and then her spirit of rarely complaining and she has a bright countenance that encourages others around her. I enjoy that she finds such pleasures in her surroundings and is not "looking" for ideas and ways that would lead her away from her family. She is content to be under her father's protection until her "Prince Charming" is brought to her. I am grateful too that she has a beautiful relationship with her dad. She is just a great "farm girl!!! May the Lord bless you today, my dear daughter of Eve and grant the desires of your heart according to his will. I love you, your family loves you and more than that the Lord loves you!!!!

I will let her post about her most "unusual" birthday surprise this morning......absolutely great!!!!!! She is having a Far Above Rubies party (her blog name too) this evening when the guys get home.

When a person is grieving, we are driven in our hearts to want to "get" all that the Lord has purposed and all that he is willing to show us this side of eternity. This morning I read a verse in Luke 14:29, ...This man began to build, and was not able to finish. O how I do not want this to happen, Whatever the Lord has purposed and begun, in me for this trial, I desire him to finish in me. I read another scripture in Heb that seemed to give a picture of what I desire the Lord to do, Heb.6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, recieveth blessing from God. I want to drink in the "rain" from the Lord to my heart and recieveth blessings from the Lord and the herbs brought forth will be meet for me.
May it be so, Lord!!!!

Our remembering Joel with planting flowers was encouraging. Hosanna was concerned about "digging" too deep, I assured her Joel's little body was farther down than the depth we needed to dig for the flowers and I was able to tell them about Resurrection bodies on that day when Christ returns!

We are in for a big day of getting things ready for the party, have a great day!!!


1 comment:

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany!

Many blessings on your birthday!