Monday, August 18, 2008
Happy Birthday - 9 yrs old
Nine years ago today, my first born child arrived. I prayed so much for this little girl. I prayed that she would know God and love God. I'd rather know that she was a Christian, than for her to be president or an Olympic athlete.
Friday evening was her birthday party with friends. We had a pool party. (The picture above is at the pool clubhouse). The party was scheduled for 4:30. At 2:30, the lightening and thunder began, and the rain fell. Tears also began to fall from my precious daughter's eyes.
I suggested lots of alternative ideas for party fun at the pool clubhouse. I suggested she go upstairs and get her CD player and CDs, so we could limbo or dance. She ran upstairs. A while later she comes back downstairs, without the player. Of course I fussed. (It's typical I send her to do something and she "forgets.")
She said "I was praying, and I forgot about the CD player." What a joyful noise to my ears. On her own accord she went upstairs to pray about her party. And soon, the clouds disappeared, the sun came out, and we had a beautiful pool party.
I am so proud that my daughter knows and loves God. She trusts him to answer her prayers. (She does understand that sometimes he says no.) She loves God, prays often, and has a beautiful spirit. I couldn't be prouder.
Happy Birthday, precious Daughter.
Proverbs 10:1a -- A wise son brings joy to his father. (Chatty Kelly paraphrase version, "A wise daughter brings joy to her mother.")
Proverbs 22:6 -- Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Luke 11:11-13 -- "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
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