Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Birthday Boy: Jono
A belated Happy Birthday to our 17 year old son. After Jessica (19) was born we had a miscarriage and thought that we would never have another baby - we prayed earnestly for this boy! His pregnancy had complications and I remember thinking he would not survive - but here he is 17 years later with a mission in life! We had another miscarriage after Jonathan. Truly Jonathan is an answer to prayer and a blessed gift from God.
I call him my "Noadie", as not only does he look like the Noad side of my family but he is stubborn as can be when it comes to standing up for others rights or for what is right... a very Noadie trait. Something that can get us into trouble at times which leaves us all the more determined!
The most wonderful thing about Jonathan's life is that he seeks to serve God and when he fails he is humble enough to come and say sorry, even when he finds this particularly hard- I call that real guts/courage! I like that he can put his reformed theology into practice on a daily basis - this last year has been a tough one for us all, and he has come through it with his faith stronger, thanks be to God.
This semester Jonathan is trying a university subject while he finishes off school, and seems to be managing well so far.
We are so proud of you my son, we love you dearly!And pray God would lead you and guide you in the days ahead and bless and keep you both now and forever.
See Jonathan's blog @ http://profound-grace.blogspot.com/