Monday, March 21, 2011

Jack's 1st Birthday

"Without the WAY there is no going, without TRUTH there is no knowing, without LIFE there is no living!"

As we celebrated Jack's 1st birthday on March 17 a flood of emotion fills our hearts.  It has been one of the most difficult years of my life.   What a Joy it has been (I can honestly say...) to endure through the past year of emotions with Jack.  Being a parent, I always thought I would be the one teaching Jack so many things.  But, instead He has taught me more this past year than in all 31 years of my life.  More about myself and our Sovereign God.  More about Unconditional love, perseverance and Hope.  More about gaining strength through knowing HE has a plan for Jack, even though it was not my plan.  (I am reminded of Proverbs 19:21 -  Many are the plans of a mans heart, but it is the LORDS purpose that prevails).  More about the purpose of life.....

I am eager to see what the Lord has in store for us.  I know that the road ahead is not promised to always be easy.  For i am truly learning that without these trials, we are not pushed to persevere and grow.  

Here are some Pics capturing his big day!