Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Leif


Today you turn 5. I cannot even believe how quickly time has gone by. You have always (excluding the 6 weeks of colic) been an incredibly fun, easy, joyful boy. People love you, Leif. There is something that you bring to life that makes everyone smile.

And now you are growing spiritually, too. You are so sensitive to the Lord and His word. I know that he will use you to do great things.

My prayer for you today is that you will pursue God. That you will present yourself to Him as a living sacrifice and that He will use you to advance His kingdom.

Leif, you are hilarious! I don't know of any 4 or 5 year old that is so funny and witty. I think of playing with you yesterday and how much we laughed together as you became the ham you always do. I love it. And I love you.

Leif, God is good. He loves you more than you could ever dream. Listen to Him. The path to God is narrow but our reward (Jesus) will be great. Follow him, Leif. No matter what, follow Jesus.

So, I will quote a great father to son verse for you today, my sweet boy:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

I love being your dad.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

What an amazing joy you are to our life, Leif. You make us laugh and smile whenever we are around you. You are a great nephew. We love you.