Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy 15th Birthday Jake

Our first born celebrated his 15th birthday yesterday.  We celebrated him tonight since he was at the Clemson/Georgia baseball game last night with his Dad's former boss.
For his 15th birthday, Jake and his Dad went to Bristol, Tennessee for the Food City 500.
It was a chilly day for racing, but they both enjoyed the time spent together.
The track is surrounded by mountains
Waiting for the race to begin
We pray that the memories built on this trip will serve as an encouragement throughout his 15th year.
Happy 15th Birthday Jake.
It seems impossible that you can be this old already.  Our memories of your first year are so vivid.  We pray constantly that God gets a hold of your heart.  You are smart, funny, stubborn, capable, and sensitive.  We know that God has great plans for your life!  These next few years will be a time of excitement and new experiences, and I know they will go by way too fast.  I pray that you will look to God for wisdom and discernment as you make decisions over the next few years.  God's blessings will be abundant when you listen for His will in your life.
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything own your own.  Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.  Don't assume that you know it all.  Run to God!  Run from evil!  Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!  Honor God with everything you own;"
Proverbs 3:5-12 (The Message)
Gratitude Journal
For God's greatest gift that He entrusted to Brett and I 15 years ago
For countless prayers on Jake's behalf and for Brett and I as his parents
For a chance to celebrate with a yummy birthday cake

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