Five years ago today God blessed us with our first son. We are so thankful for our Samuel David and for his vivacious spirit and enthusiasm for life. Lately, he has been talking a lot about how he wants to grow to be a man of God. This is really important to him and we are thankful for all the teaching moments this has given us to help him understand what is required for him to someday become just that. He understands it is not just growing in stature. We pray for his little life each day and that he will indeed give his heart to follow Jesus.
We had planned a big birthday celebration for him to take place yesterday, but surprises of surprises...Jonathan and I both came down with the flu on Friday night. We were completely out with weakness of body and nauseousness all through the weekend. The kids were in full strength so it made for an interesting weekend of them learning to fend for themselves as much as possible (i.e. changing movies, bringing the juice to me on the couch for me to refill cups, and making other errands for us) We are feeling better but completely void of energy. Going up and down the stairs is deserving enough of a half hour rest period. Pray for strengthening of bodies and that the kids stay healthy.
However, TODAY is Samuel's birthday and the mother in me just could not NOT do something special for him. So with trembling hands here is Samuel's birthday "Cookie" made with so much love. (The John Deere Tractor Cake is YET to come!) He opened some gifts after lunch today and really LOVED the space themed gifts (books, cards, Legos). We plan to reschedule the birthday party for this coming weekend, granted no further illnesses invade our home. Here are some pics and hopefully a video if I can get it to download correctly.