Monday, February 9, 2009

Thirty Six Years Ago

Thirty six years ago a young couple drove to the hospital in the snow. It was an unusual event for southeast Texas, but not unheard of. The young woman was frightened as her labor pains came closer and closer together, and all the young man could think of was getting her to the hospital.

Thirty six years ago, a baby boy was born into a family that loved and nurtured him. He was the first grandson on his mother's side, and one of many on his father's. He had red hair like her and a stubborn streak like him.

Thirty six years ago, as the young man and woman looked in wonder at their first child's angelic face, they had dreams in mind for him. They wanted him to grow strong and to be healthy...to be kind and considerate. As he grew, they gave him the tools he needed to be a man. She loved and nurtured him, showing him what real devotion was, and he showed the child how to be a husband and a father.

Thirty six years ago, my husband was born. God knew before his conception that he would one day become a husband and father. He knew what Trevor would need to fulfill his destiny, and used his parents to mold him into the man he is today.

So, today I say a prayer of thanksgiving for three people. The young man and woman who raised him to be a man of worthy character, and for the man himself who has brought me untold joy since he came into my life.

Happy birthday, Trevor!

13 comments:

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Oh Wow! What a beautiful expression of love and gratitude!

Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

Buffi said...

What a sweet post!! Happy B'day Trevor!!!

luvmy4sons said...

What a cute way to do a birthday post. Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

Praise God for the parents that molded him! What a blessing!

Lisa said...

I loved that.

Mocha with Linda said...

So sweet. Happy Birthday, Trevor!!

Linda said...

That is such a sweet post! Happy birthday to Trevor!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday Trevor and what an incredibly beautiful tribute to your husband and his parents!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post - and how fitting that such a wonderful man would find an incredible wife to share his life with. Definitely God ordained! HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY to Trevor - and may you enjoy many more years of life with him and the beautiful children you have been blessed with.

You know, I may not comment much these days Xandra, but I'm still around silently reading and browsing through your archives when I have a spare moment - you are truly a woman after God's heart. I love your blog...I find so much value in what you write on here. Thankyou for blogging.

Blessings,
Faraja

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

This was so beautiful and creative. Happy birthday to your man

Crystal said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I know he enjoyed that YUMMY red velvet cake!!!

Heather C said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday, Trevor! :)

lori said...

that was a beautiful post