It is a beautiful day–even though it’s raining outside. It is a day that I can give thanks to God for the many blessings that He has given me–even though I don’t deserve them. It is a day that I can see with my eyes the love that is shown to me by my loving Father.
Today is a day that I want to honor two of the most special people in my life. My husband and my son.
My husband, Steve, is 40 years old today. This man was given to me by God, this I know. He has brought such joy, peace and love into my life that I cannot remember life before him, nor can I imagine life without him. He has accepted me, just as I am, with all of my many flaws—and he loves me anyway Together, we have created and are continuing to create a beautiful family that is growing each year. I cannot express enough my love for him through mere words, except to honor him on this special day, the day that he turns 40, that is also a day to celebrate his unconditional love for another…..
Today is also the day that we celebrate the my son’s adoption. Three years ago today, Dylan officially became Steve’s son. He has his last name and Steve calls him son. This act of unconditional love for a son that was 10 years old when they met is one that I will be forever grateful. Steve has given him so much in this selfless act—but I know that this simple act has created such a secure and safe place for Dylan, that the reward is going to be incredible, when we see all that Dylan will be, as he embraces who he is in Christ.
Steve—Happy Birthday, my love–My prayer for you today is that you will be surrounded by as much love as you give!
And Dylan—Happy Adoption Day, son—my prayer for you is that you realize the love that already surrounds you and that you may grasp hold of all that God has planned for you!
I love you both more than I can put into words–