Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Golden Birthday Indeed!

My 1st born turned 10 on February 10!  Ten years ago, I would have never thought that we would see this day.  My baby boy was born at 25 weeks gestation & given a 50/50 chance to live.  But thanks be to God...His plan was that, "This illness does not lead to death.  It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it" (John 11:4).
Our great God has been faithful to us throughout these 10 years.  They haven't all been easy years, but God's presence, strength, peace, & joy sustained us and still is...Praise the Lord!
I had been looking forward to celebrating this blessed occasion for quite a while.  We had such a wonderful celebration!  We invited a few friends from the Disability Ministry to celebrate with us.  Looking around our living room that day, we didn't see disability, we saw "His-ability"...all types of wonderfully & fearfully made image-bearers of God.  On that Saturday afternoon, we weren't just celebrating our son, but all the lives of the children present.  We don't know what the next 10 years hold for our son & our family.  But we do know, that God will be there & give us all that we need.  "He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)"  On that promise, we strive to rest, trust, & joyfully live!

I truly enjoyed recalling God's goodness as I made this
"Decade of Birthdays" display for his party.

1st-4th


4th-7th

7th-10th

Father-Son Snuggle Moment

Christian was so blessed to spend this day with all of his friends!




His friend's shirt says it all...Life is not always good but God is (always)!

My big boy's cake 
(Sorry, blogger won't show the pic upright)

Christian was so excited opening his gifts!  

Just what I wanted!  

Oh yeah, being 10 is sweet!  

All the kids left with a Golden Treat

4 comments:

The Keierleber Family said...

happy birthday precious boy! can't believe you're 10! you're such a blessing to all of us! I just wish we could enjoy your company more often! (Caryn, I haven't forgotten your header I promise!) :)

Paula said...

Happy Birthday, Christian! I just love all these joy-filled smiles that you captured and "His-ability"-that fits so perfectly.

Stine said...

What a blessed celebration! I thank my God every time I think of you. (Phil 1:3)
Love,
Grandma

ACarter said...

Awesome!