Friday, October 2, 2009

Cheese and Birthdays (Day 4)

Today my Jaceman turned 14!
He got quite the present from his Aunt Leah and Uncle Lex.
He got......

Wait for it.......


While your held in suspense of what his Aunt and Uncle sent him. I thought I would share a few pics from our date night with him tonight.


Yep. It was the cheesiest gift ever given.
A whole box of different types of macaroni and cheese!
Jace loves Mac and Leah loves Jace.
So much that each box was labeled with a quality that God has given Jace.
As we pulled out each box and read what it said I couldn't help but to think of Aunt Leah and Uncle Lex praying over each word and each message written on the boxes. I know truly in my heart that those are precious seeds that God planted in Jace while He knit him in my womb. Seeds that have grown into fruit that is evident in his life.
I am eternally grateful for the gift that aunt Leah has given my son not just today, but for the last 14 years...
The gift of praying for my son.
For encouraging him to remember always who he really belongs to and for reminding me through such cheesy gifts that Jace belongs to God.





We took pictures of him trying to represent each box.

This is suppose to show boldness-
I think it looks like constipation...ssshhh don't tell him I said that:)



And tomorrow we celebrate my birthday. Every year Adam and I ride our bikes 20 miles to a beautiful winery that serves incredible food on a blufftop overlooking the river!
This will make 3 years in a row.

5 comments:

Leah Dooley said...

That is amazing.

Jace, I love that you are trying to represent the qualities I wrote on your box...like you have to try. They truly are gifts from Christ that you demonstrate daily. I love October 2nd because I always get to celebrate such an amazing person's life on this day. Thanks for giving me that joy!!

P.S. Steffany...don't think that just because you are "celebrating" your bday tomorrow it means you can open the not so fun package I sent to you. I know what you're thinking. You just hang tight til Sunday deary.

Beautiful Mess said...

I am sitting here "crying" I am so sappy!

That is awesome! What a handsome young man and a great aunt and uncle!

So awesome! I will have to steal that idea...pondering...who do I know that likes cheese?

emily said...

Great post. Happy birthday Jace and to you too friend.

David and Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful-sounding young man!

And Happy early birthday to you!

Blessings,
Sarah

Wife to the Rockstar said...

What a cool gift -

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!