Thursday, January 31, 2008

Twenty Years Ago




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"....

So.....





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.


Mommy

"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

5 comments:

josh said...

awww i wuv u too mommy!!!

Luc & Remy said...

That was so sweet. Our Mom's oldest baby is 19 and he's still her baby, too.

Teeny said...

Great job...he's become quite an awesome young man.

Jodi said...

Very nice pictures and tribute!

Cynthia said...

I also don't know where time has gone. Our oldest will be 19 this summer.