Grace for the Weekend – Celebrate

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6


My beautiful, amazing, wonderful grandson turned one on Thursday. DSC00573

What an incredible year it has been.

I am so thankful that God has allowed Dave and me to be a part of the first year of his life. Having young son and his precious wife close by has been such a blessing. Getting to watch the changes our little man has gone through since we first got to meet him a year ago.

This weekend, we get to celebrate him and all that he means to our family, to precious girl’s family and to God.

Last night we had dinner together around the big oak table in my dining room.

There was laughter, story telling and lots of hugging of little man going on.

It was a happy scene.

Today, precious girl has planned a party for him to celebrate his birth. I can’t wait to see his face when he opens presents, eats his cake, and enjoys the family who loves him so much.

Then, tomorrow, we will all go to church together and as a family with young son and precious girl we will dedicate this wonderful child to God. And, we’ll dedicate ourselves anew to following God’s plan for our lives and for his.

We’ll be taking lots of pictures along the way to document the wonderful time. For those of our family who couldn’t be here, those pictures will bring them closer.

For those we love who are watching from heaven and smiling down on this precious little boy, well, they’ve got the best seats in the house!

IMG_0467Whatever you do this weekend and wherever your journey takes you, celebrate the things and people who are important to you and take a moment to thank God that He has provided.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21