Our Adoption Story

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Birthday prayer

Adam shared with me an entry in his journal/notebook thingy, of a prayer over Miles for his birthday. I asked him if I could share it.

Little Miles turns two at 2:42 am. God you are so good to have given us such a sweet little guy. Things I am thanking you for about my little 2 year old boy:

-His beautiful smile
-His passion for hide-and-seek
-The way he adores his mom, MAY I ALWAYS INSPIRE HIM TO CONTINUE THAT
-The way he runs
-His love of laughter
-His determined spirit, MAY WE TEACH HIM TO BE DETERMINED ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER TO YOU
-His little singing voice, MAY WE ALWAYS GIVE HIM SONGS THAT GLORIFY YOU. MAY HE BE A POWERFUL WORSHIPER
-The way he recognizes that it is always better when we're together
-His brilliant mind for memorizing, MAY WE ALWAYS TEACH HIM BIBLE STORIES AND FILL THAT MIND WITH SCRIPTURE
-The way he has brought Val and I together as a team
-The fact that he always says that my car won the race, not his. MAY WE ALWAYS TEACH HIM TO CELEBRATE OTHERS ABOVE HIMSELF
-The way it feels to have his little heart beat against mine when he finally relaxes at the end of the night.

Thank you for every rise and fall of his little chest, as you are the one who sustains. May you bless all his days as we try and bring him up to know you.

Thank you for Miles Stephen Clark.

1 comments:

witterson said...

So, sometimes people say "Oh my word, this made me cry!" And they just mean it put a lump in their throat.

Let me tell you something...this not only affected my heart in a deep way, but I am actually reading this through tears... Being there before you were pregnant, praying when you were, praising the Lord when Miles arrived, and now reading your beloved hubby's words 2 years into his life... I'm overwhelmed. And I just love you three so very, very much.