John David is a gift to our family! He is the only child who has not lost a parent…or both parents
Isn’t that so stange that just one of my kids has not lost a parent??
God truly works in mysterious ways…
Isaiah 55:8-9 says
“for my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways”
declares the Lord.
“as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than yours ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
On this side of heaven we will never understand Gods ways nor many circumstances in our lives.
Job says in Job 1:21
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
The Lord has taken away in my life and He has given greatly. John David is one of those gifts (along with his brother and 5 sisters).
On each of my children’s birthdays this verse flits through my mind and heart…
“Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the father of heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.”
I love that God promises to never change! Our children grow and change, our lives grow and change..
But God He does not! Amen to that…
So on this 16th birthday of my sweet son I am embracing the change. I love and adore this boy so much. He is such a special young man.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane in pics (he’s gonna hate me haha)