Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Do you get a chance to see the moon this morning? It was almost full. And so beautiful! It brightened my day to see it hanging in the west as I drove home from the pool.
An addendum to yesterday's post, Hyfrydol and Hanover. The tune I shared is called Hanover, after King George II of the House of Hanover. But, this song is about God ruling, and us giving God His just due. Also, we know this King George as the one who began the tradition of standing when the Hallelujah Chorus is sung. He was King of the British empire, but he realized there is a much higher King. Kind of a cool "connecting the dots" thing.
I have a birthday boy today! Ethan is 8. I can't believe it! I remember well the day he was born. He was my only afternoon baby. He has been my different child in many ways. His freckles. His soft heart. His lactose intolerance. His love of hats. He can go anywhere and come home with a hat. Sigh... His two middle names. (Because his dad couldn't decide on just one. He changed his mind at the last minute.) His early love for the Lord. He is my only child so far that I am confident of his salvation. Everything he does, he does with his whole heart. He is really happy, or really not. Enthusiastic, or sulking. There is no halfway with him. I am making him a spice cake for his birthday. He really likes the carmel frosting.
building a truck with Brian, 3 years ago

listening to his "iPod"

abundance of summer freckles


not feeling well after a day at the beach, so sitting quiet. Very unusual!

He loves glasses and hats...

...and dogs almost as big as him...
...and babies.

Ethan in a nutshell.=)

I love this picture from last summer. He is going to be a hot number with the ladies.=)

I love my boy!
Ethan is a strong name for a strong boy. Ethan the Ezrahite, in the Bible, was a wise man. Though, King Solomon's wisdom surpassed his. (1Kings 4:31) Ethan wrote Psalm 89, "I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations."

That's my prayer for you, Ethan. A wise heart. Ability to see and declare God's faithfulness and mercy.