Happy 5th Birthday, Andrew!

I’m writing these little letters way too frequently, but what an incredible joy to see my boys grow!  Andrew, I cannot tell you how much I love you.  You are…all boy!  That’s a good thing, though, because even though so much goes along with it that is less than pleasant, I’ll take it all because you are healthy and full of life.  I am grateful for what God is doing in you already and what I am believing for Him to do in you throughout your life. 

I am reminded yet again how you do not ultimately belong to me.  You are mine to raise and train and point to Jesus, but He is the one who is your great Provider.  He loves you more than I ever could, but He demonstrates how much He loves me by giving me this privilege.  I have two wonderful boys and am so blessed. 

As you continue to grow in maturity and stature, it is my prayer that you will grow to love Jesus with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.  I don’t always get this parenting thing just right, but my hope and desire is that my life will always point you to the One who gave you this life you have. 

I hope you have the best birthday imaginable and many years of joy and contentment in Christ.  I love you, my little Drew!

Dad