Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!!

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Today is very special. Two very important people in my life are celebrating their birthday today.

Mom, Happy birthday. I'm sorry that we aren't there today to help you celebrate and I'm really sorry that you're sick. Thank you for being such a godly example for me. This morning, I asked God to give me a verse from my quiet time for you. It's Proverbs 12:4a "A wife of noble character is her husband's crown." You are my daddy's crown. Thank you both for showing Chad and I what a godly marriage looks like. I love you.

Chadwick, Happy birthday. Do you remember the time we realized you and mom shared this day? We hadn't been dating long and you were having dinner at my house with my family. The "when's your birthday" question came up and I honestly thought you were joking. I figured you, ever the prankster, had found out that July 11, was mom's so you were just kidding around, seeing as how I believe anything. (Later, I would check your drivers license to see if you were telling the truth!) I asked God to show me a verse for you today too. It's Proverbs 2:7-8. "He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones." Over and over in your life, I see God's protective shield covering you. Guarding you, preparing you to be the man you are today. From childhood until now you have gone through some tough stuff, but God was faithful. I believe with all my heart that you are doing just what God intended for you to do. I was so proud of the man you were when we were married, but I'm more proud of the man you are today. I love you.

So, on today's list is a little last minute birthday shopping. And then Emma and I will be making Shrimp Lasagna, a salad (with Emma's homegrown maters!) and homemade garlic cheese biscuits for dinner. We'll also make Brownie Tarts for dessert. The only thing is missing is Chloe.

Thanks for indulging me in this birthday post! If you've read all of this, you are a good friend! Have a great day!


~Ang said...

You are so sweet Steph!
Happy Birthday CHAD! And Steph's mom! That is so funny they share the same day.
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Daughter, Thank you so much for the blessing this morning. It has made my day more focused where it shoud be-on God. I pray that Chad will have a great day-dinner sounds yummy. I get pizza and watermelon at church-oh well, the life of a preacher's wife! I remember that meal about birthday's. Tell chad we are sharing with another person-Jamie (Head-to-Toe) son's birthday is today also! It is raining here so I am going to get a good book and a cup of coffee. love ya!

Chadwick said...

Ok - so I have a great wife and a mother-in-law that is, well - about the best around. Couldn't think of anyone better to share the day with. I can't wait for dinner. The house is too quiet without Chloe, but Emma is keeping us occupied with her "Hey Daddy" stories - the best being "Hey daddy - do you think mermaids could do karate?" Which lead to very deep discussions about the use of fins in martial arts.

Since you put the picture up of me with my beard - does that mean you loved in and want it back. I'll be glad to accomdate since shaving left handed really stinks.

I love you!!!!!

ocean mommy said...

Let me clarify something.....

I like that picture of Chad and the girls because there are no silly mouths, or crazy faces. I could not another picture of the three of you without someone having a case of the sillies.

The beard is well.......let's just say I'm glad it's gone!!

Kathy said...

What a sweet post! God has blessed you with a beautiful family. Enjoy and rejoice!

Kate said...

I got to the end of this post so I guess this makes me a good friend. Happy Birthday Chad and Steph's mom. Hey Chad...shaving left handed isn't so bad if your a lefty like me. Hope you are on the road to recovery.


Meg said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom and Hubby! Hope it is a great day for them both! Love, Meg

Videogal said...

Hey Steph! How cool they share the same birthday. What are the odds?? I really like that picture of Chad and the girls. That was from the ball! Cool. Kristi is a great photographer. I saw in your blogs about Chad's accident! Ouch! I hope he's recovering quickly! Love ya!