I never thought I'd say....
"20 years ago, my first child was born."
Twenty years seems like such a long time. But in reality, it seems like just last week.
It seems like it was just a few days ago and Brother Stroud was holding you, tiny and squirming, before our church family and proclaiming, "God, this is all You have given us to make a man out of...."
And today, you are a man. No longer a child, but still "my baby"....
Happy 20th Birthday, Joshua. I love you more than you will ever realize.
You are the one who made me a Mom. You have taught me so much about God and love and sacrifice.
And how little I know about being a parent. :^)
You make me laugh like no one else.
You are so special to me and I love you with all my heart. Always.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the LORD..." Jeremiah 29:11-14a