Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Today’s date is unique.

I have experienced 01-01-01, 02-02-02, and so forth and none of those days particularly stand out as significant.

Today though has been a bit different.

I have thought of the today’s date often throughout the day.

I read a few articles about its significance on the internet but they all seemed pretty bogus to me.

It wasn’t just an ordinary day though.

It was exceptionally sunny and beautiful reflecting the joy in my heart.

Today is my eldest son’s birthday.

This young superman showing off his cape,

His Halloween costume,

And his favorite pj's . . .

Is now a husband and daddy, working on his doctorate at Duke.

He is a blessing. I give thanks to God for his life.

Happy Birthday, Andy!

Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God's Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Philippians 1:3-6 [The Message]


Bernie said...

Happy Birthday to your son, and what a wonderful tribute to him. You sound like such a proud mom and so you should be.
He and his family are beautiful as are all your children and grandchildren....may God' blessing always shine on them.....:-) Hugs

Wanda said...

Hi Brenda...
Happy Birthday to Andy...Sometimes you can look at someone and just know what a good person they are...I see you in him and his nice smile!


Diana said...

Happy belated birthday to your son Brenda! I love the family photo's particularly the one with his little boy hamming it up for the camera! That was sweet!
Love Di

Dee said...

Happy Birthday to your son. He has a beautiful family. The pictures of him as a young boy made me smile.My son was always in a superman costume and still to this day will wear a super man tee shirt or belt buckle.They grow up way to fast.

Brenda said...

A happy belated birthday to Andy!
What cute pictures.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

I love the message and the MESSAGE! Happy birthday, Andy.

His name came up in conversation with Michal & Barb G. who stopped in at our house just yesterday! I said, "Why doesn't he (Ryan) look at Duke where Andy is to do grad. work?"

Then THEY said that they see you when they come to Wheaton. Small world.