Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday, Josiah!

9/18/09

Dear Josiah,
Happy 6th birthday, my dear son! You are a delight to my heart. I think the thing I love about you most is your enthusiasm for life. I love that, like me, you get excited about things. You have an adventuresome spirit that makes me want to show you the world.

You are so much fun to homeschool because you love to learn new things. I feel privileged that God has called me to be your teacher. You teach me so much every day. The questions you ask absolutely amaze me. You always go to the heart of any subject and keep me “asking Jeeves” questions often. I love that you are in the middle of first grade and already learning to read when technically you should be just starting kindergarten. I can’t wait to see how you will continue to excel in your studies and where your passions and interests will lead you.

You are a wonderful big brother to Hailey. You are learning to love and protect her. It warms my heart when I see you comfort her when she gets hurt. She loves you and looks to your example everyday. I know you take your role as the big brother seriously. Thank you for helping me to protect her.

I also saw a hero’s side of you this summer. When you and Grandma Kricket got into the dirt bike wreck and you stayed calm and lifted the bike off her leg and then took care of her until we were able to get to you guys, it was the proudest moment of my life. Through that incident, I knew you are destined to make a difference in this world. You’re six years old and it is already happening. I love your hero’s heart!

Your heart and understanding of the Lord are so strong. There aren’t many kids your age that understand spiritual warfare the way you do. You know you have the power through the Holy Spirit to do good and not evil. You know you can’t do it on your own and that God is the one who can help you not be afraid. Understanding these spiritual concepts will serve you well throughout your time on this earth. I praise God that you already “get” these things.

As I prepare another grand themed birthday party for you and your cousins (WWII this time), I do it with such love in my heart. You boys truly have a warriors’ heart. My most significant prayer for you is that your warrior’s heart will always fight for the souls of the lost people in this world. That you will fight for the kingdom of God.

I love you, son. You are a joy and delight to my life. Even though we get frustrated with each other sometimes, I love that we can always talk things through and come to a better understanding of each other. I praise God for giving me the privilege of raising a warrior for Christ.

Love You Forever,
Mom
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6 comments:

RaD said...

I've been waiting for this post because I knew his birthday was getting close (Cuz' Bethany's just passed and I knew he was only a few weeks younger). I was wondering if you'd do a letter for him just like your sister did for her boys. It's such a great idea and I just may copy it on our next "big day". Tell the little hero happy birthday from all of us!

Naomi said...

Happy Birthday Josiah Hope you have a really special day.

Cat said...

I'm guessing things have gone well for you girls and your boys (and girls) this weekend. It it always wonderful to read about what you are up to. I can hardly wait for the pics of the big event.

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday, Josiah!

Anonymous said...

I like this collage!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Oops, that was supposed to be Marcus, commenting on the collage.

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