05 August 2010

birthday kid.

my dearest em,

you are quite possibly the bittiest eight year old in the history of unfortunate gene pools, but you carry a heart as wide and luminous as the moon.


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and that, hitched to your impish grin and sweet cleverness, will take you just about anywhere you and God need to go.


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hold fast to the One who so relentlessly pursues you. effuse your aspirations at His feet.


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stand as tall as the mercy that rescues and heals you, and be grace with skin on in your small circle of the world.


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happy birthday, my sweet boy. go on and take the world by storm.



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more imperfect prose at emily's.

13 comments:

alisa greig said...

you always have the perfect words :) and beautiful photos! he really seems like an older soul than just 8 :)

(and my word verification: pansi)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those are great pics. Seem to capture his soul. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

emily wierenga said...

oh nic... i'm so honored you would link with me today. your boy is simply beautiful. and "impish" grin is right :) i so long for my little son to be grace with skin on too... your mama heart bleeds love. i love it.

JoAnn said...

ah, this makes my heart hurt it's so pretty.
Delicious words, as usual.

Nancy said...

Stand as tall as the mercy and grace that rescues you...beautiful. Your sweet pictures and words brought tears...

Leslie said...

Wonderful, wonderful, photos of your beautiful boy. How great that he will have these words of yours to remember when he is grown.

keLi said...

"a heart as wide and luminous as the moon."

mine has this, too. so much to learn from these children of ours... i loved reading this.

Laura said...

Just simply beautiful!

Brooke G. said...

oh my, is he ever handsome! Sending him lots of Birthday wishes :D

joanny said...

OH my gosh how cute this is and lovely photos of the young one.

Joanny

From Emilys

Kyla said...

What a cutie pie! Your words say what we all wish for our children. Well stated!

deb said...

you paint mother love so so well.

Southern Gal said...

Beautiful words to match the birthday boy's photos. Eight is wonderful, isn't it?