Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, My Firstborn




My Jack is 11 years old today. I still can't believe it.

It was 11 years ago this very morning that a new kind of love was begun in my heart. Sigh. I love him so.

Jack is such a good boy...and brings so much joy to our family. I am full of wonder, watching the Lord birth destiny into his life...growing his gifts and nurturing his heart.

Jack asked us this morning if he could get his ear pierced. We said yes. ONLY if he will let us do it. With a toothpick.

24 comments:

CrownLaidDown said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!

May this 11th year be such a wonderful one for you! May Jesus come and bring to you many, many blessings this year...so you will be marked in His Name, effecting change to the world, because of your obedience to Him.

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! My son Tucker turned 10 on Tuesday - I could not believe it either. It was April Fools - I was the fool thinking I could have him ealry - ha ha!! 2 weeks he waited!!

Parenting is the best - heart walking around on the outside i think it has been siad!

Thanks for sharing!! He is such a cutie and a great mix of you two!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!!!

May God richly bless you this year!!

Donna Carolina Gal said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Now you are in the double digits of the rest of your life! LOL My daughter who is now 13 thought that was the coolest thing when she turned ten.
Love the toothpick answer..These kids!!! LOL
God bless you Jack and many many more!
God is so good!!!

Donna Carolina Gal said...

I am so sorry Jack you are already in the double digits! You can tell I've been in them for a while....LOL
Happy Birthday any way!

KMac said...

if i may be so bold...i almost wet my pants on that one! that was a GREAT response. i'm still laughing...

Darlene R. said...

Jack asked us this morning if he could get his ear pierced. We said yes. ONLY if he will let us do it. With a toothpick.

This is funny! Haha. I'm guessing that he said "no way" to that offer!

Happy Birthday Jack!

Abby said...

hahahaha you crack me up. your sister is right...you are the funniest.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!!!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Happy Birthday Jack! 11 was my favorite year. God did some cool stuff for me that year and I learned to believe Him like never before.

I read that ear piercing comment to my almost 10 year old and she said...."Are they serious? That could be dangerous! Just take him to Claire's." (She's secrectly hoping Daddy will give in and let her get her's pierced before she's 13.)

have a great birthday weekend!
blessings
stephanie

Big Mama said...

Happy Birthday, Jack.

Make sure you get that ear piercing on video. It will be a precious memory.

boomama said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!

Charity said...

Where does the time go?? He looks just like you! Happy Birthday Jack!

You totally crack me up by the way!! I so needed that laugh today!

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Fran said...

WOW!! What a handsome fella! Where does the time go??

My oldest, Clay, is going to be 12 this Summer...and, he's one heck of a kid too....

Blessings over the big guy!
Hugs~
Fran

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!!

Love you bunches!!!

Wes, April & Gracie

Donna Carolina Gal said...

Happy Birthday Jack!

Patty said...

Happy Birthday Jack!! My youngest son will be 18 in two months. I can't believe it!

Have a fun weekend.

Rachel said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy JaCk!!!

bahead(Mimi24) said...

Our son, Erin, also asked at about age 15 to get his ear pierced and dad said "over my dead body". Well dad is still living and son got ear pierced after he was out of our house. Happy birthday, Jack!!

twinkle said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!
May God bless you with wisdom beyond your years and a heart that loves with compassion and generosity. May He protect you, purpose you and gift you as you follow Him. May your flaming candle of love for Him never burn out...

The Van Fam said...

WOW, 11, that's a big one! Happy Birthday! I still remember the picture of y'alls family when Jack was still a baby. It was a black background and maybe y'all had all black on...Jack was still a blady but had the most gorgeous blue eyes! I can't believe it's been a 11 years. I was only 13 years old then...time really does fly!

May God bless this 11th year and may He bless you all as a family!!

Susan B. said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! God's blessings to you all!

Love the ear piercing...gotta remember that one.

jennyhope said...

Happy Birthday Jack! LOL on the toothpick!

Jackie W said...

I'm so glad that you are storing up these memories and treasures that are your children. One day, you are going to blink, and they will be grown. My firstborn is 29 and my "baby" will be 24 on Friday. Neither of them even live in the same state as me. However, my daughter and I attend at least one Living Proof Live event together every year. We'll be in Atlanta in June for Deeper Still!

Jack said...

i like that CUTE! 11 yr old boy, jack? isnt it?

love ya
your son
Jack