Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy 12th Birthday, Son!

Today is a day of joy in our home as we celebrate the birthday of our second-born son, Aidan! He is a great blessing to our family and today we wish to be a blessing to him through this blog post.

Aidan, we love you very much and there are a great many things that we appreciate about you! May what is written here be a reminder of how special you are to our family!

First and foremost, we appreciate that you are a follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We are grateful that you have begun your journey of faithfulness and it is our prayer that you will continually grow in both knowledge and wisdom through the fear of the Lord.

Second, we appreciate your joyful and positive attitude about life. You are a great encouragement to be around because of your optimistic outlook.

Third, we appreciate your interest and excitement about so many subjects. Whether it is showing us what you figured out about how something works, telling us about being able to catch toads around our home, or discussing your latest drawing, we are thankful that you do these with genuine enthusiasm!

Fourth, we appreciate your tenderness and care toward others—especially toward those who are downcast, going through some difficulty, or have experienced disappointment. May you always use your compassion to reach out to others with the love of Christ!

Fifth, we appreciate your interest in God’s Holy Word. We are very thankful for your questions related to Bible passages and we are thrilled to see your desire to know and understand what the Scriptures teach.

Sixth, we appreciate your sensitivity to right and wrong. You have been given a great gift to be able to discern what is good and what is evil. May you use this discernment to always choose the path leading to righteousness, godliness, and holiness.

Aidan, we pray that you will continually be growing, learning, and developing into the man that God wants you to be!

Happy 12th Birthday, Aidan!!


silvas said...

Happy happy birthday Aiden! We pray you will have a most special day. We miss you and your family.

Many hugs!

The Silvas family

silvas said...

oops i spelled your name wrong--i'm sorry aidan!!