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Archive for December 9th, 2012

My baby

About 15 years ago

Today is my baby’s birthday. I am so ecstatic that she is now 21, a true adult by all of today’s standards. She is a bit timid and shy to an extent but so smart—extreme wisdom. I am a bit sad but this is her day, and I am so proud. If you read my blog much, you will see that I am so proud of my children. Some parents never get the chance to feel this moment, but they are heroines in my eyes. I know things aren’t going perfectly for them, but it is how they are dealing with the troubles that makes me proud. I could not have raised 2 more loving children. I give thanks for them each day.

 

Today, I am reminded of Hannah in the Bible who was without child and wanted a son so badly. I can identify with that. I couldn’t have children for a long time, but back in Hannah’s time, if a woman could not bear children she was almost worthless, maybe even worse than worthless. She became another mouth to feed and that’s not good.

 

Eli, the priest observed Hannah praying to the Lord asking to be blessed with a son. The passage of scripture says that Eli observed her praying in her heart, her lips moving, but the prayer was not heard. He accused her of drinking but Hannah explained her situation. Eli blessed her and the passage says that her face was no longer downcast.

 

Here is the prayer Hannah prayed:

Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.  1 Samuel 1:11 (NIV)

 

There is so much to this story, how she was looked down on by her husband’s other wife and how Hannah was favored by her husband. God heard her prayer and answered it accordingly. We don’t know why she was not able to bear children but her prayer tells of the selfless love she had. She was willing to give the child to God and did so. This is how Samuel came into the world. Imagine if this hadn’t taken place.

 

God has a plan. Sometimes we must go through the worst of times in order to enjoy the true jewels of life. My baby is a true jewel. I love her with all of my heart! Happy Birthday!!!! May you find true happiness in everything you do. I love you!

 

For everyone else… Happy Gardening in all of your many ventures! May you find peace and happiness always! 😀

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