Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Man

Today my little boy turns two. After two years, I still remember what today was like, as though it was just yesterday. I remember who was there, what people were wearing, the smells and each contraction that brought me closer to seeing my little man. I’m amazed at how quickly the time has flown by and how amazing he is becoming. In two years he has transformed from this tiny little thing, so fragile and meek, into this little man that is full of fire and joy.

For Jayden’s first birthday I wrote him a letter that I ended up speaking over him so that he could hear the words from my lips. Though he did not understand and probably won’t for at least a few more years; I know that every word spoken was burned into his spirit and that he knows that his mommy had blessed him. As I read over last year’s letter I’m stumped at what I should write this year. Everything I said last year is what I want to continue speaking over him and into his life.

So, though it’s not creative I feel like I need to proclaim last year’s letter and speak it yet again over my son. I will change a few things, but my prayer is still the same for him now and always will be. I felt my letter was strong and spoke deeply of a mother’s love toward her son and my hopes and dreams for his future. This blessing I will pray every year over Jayden.

My Little One,

Another year has passed and yet again, I want to be the first to bless you. You are a joy and a blessing and an amazing gift from God. I pray that God guides me to raise you well and that you will be the man that God has destined you to be. I pray that you will have a passion for the Lord like no other. I pray that you will stand out amongst the rest and be a leader for your generation and shake the nation. I pray that you will be a history maker and do amazing and powerful things for the Lord. I pray that you will stand up for what is right and speak against what is wrong and give a voice to those that have none. I pray for honor and humility. I pray for truth to run from your lips and that you will have a wise and discerning spirit. I pray that you will hear the Lord always and He will be the one to guide you through life.

I pray for good, fruitful friends in your life, who will not only help you grow into the man you will become, but will also build you up and encourage you in your walk with the Lord. I pray for your wife... (My heart is screaming). I pray that she will complete you in every way. I pray that it will not take long to find her and when you do, I pray that you will love, cherish and honor her all the days of your life. I pray that you truly understand what a covenant is and how to faithfully honor your family in everything you do. I pray for blessings on your children and your children's children. I prayerfully stand in firm opposition against all generational curses and I pray tenfold for all the generational blessings. (We are a blessed family!) I pray that you will bear fruit wherever you go and from that blessings will flow.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 says ”For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jayden, this blessing is true and comes from the depths of my heart. Remember to put all your trust in God and all your faith in Him and He will direct your life; He will get you through it. When you feel at times you need to give up, He will then pick you up and carry you the rest of the way!! When your father and I fail you (which we will) God will be there because He will never fail you. With God you can do anything... become anything. I am so blessed to be your mother and honored that God trusted me enough to care for you and help guide you into the man you will one day become. I’m overjoyed to be on this journey with you and I can’t wait to see the plans He has for you.

You are my son and I will love you, always and forever.

Happy 2nd birthday Jayden, I love you!

Mommy


37 comments:

Ashley said...

This is so beautiful! What a sweet idea. I'm sure when he is older he will love that you have been praying this over him.

Carol said...

So, so sweet!! Happy birthday to your wonderful blessing!

Susan said...

happy birthday jay-jay! aunt susie loves you!

so proud of you lyr. you're an amazing mom. jayden is so blessed to have a mommy who loves him so much!

Chocolate Lover said...

happy birthday to your little guy

Sarah said...

Beautiful birthday blessing!!! Happy Birthday to Jayden!!!

Jorden and Kristin said...

that was so precious! happy birthday Jayden!!!

Stephanie said...

I love your letter to him! It is beautiful and heartfelt.

I stand right beside you on how quickly they grow up...I'm amazed that Allie is 18 months...seems like just yesterday we were heading home with her from the hospital. I wish I could freeze these first two years for a while longer.

HOpe you all have a wonderful day together!

Brittany Ann said...

So very beautiful and blessed! Happy Birthday to your baby!

Katie said...

happy birthday little booger!

xoxo
aunt katie

very married said...

what a lovely idea...

Kameron said...

So sweet! Happy birthday Jayden!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday to your little man (and you as well!). It is truly amazing how fast the years go.
BTW, love the new blog layout. Super cute!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

THAT IS so sweet!! Thanks for sharing!!
Happy 2nd Birthday to your little man!! What a fun time for you all!

{Kimber} said...

soooo sweet! Happy BD Jayden :)

Mrs. A said...

I hope you don't mind if I tuck this idea away for our future kiddos. What a sweet letter. Happy B-day Jayden :)

Rachel H. said...

Too cute and such a sweet letter! Happy 2nd Birthday to your little one! :)

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Jayden!

Jennifer said...

He's so beautiful. Happy Birthday Jayden!!!!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What a heartfelt and beautiful letter! Happy Birthday Jayden!

Lauren said...

So beautiful! Happy Birthday to your precious little one!

Heather O'Dell said...

Happy birthday! They grow up WAY too fast, don't they? Love your blog!

Sara Blackburn White said...

What a special idea that he will treasure forever! So sweet!!
Happy Bday Jayden! It does go by so fast- enjoy this next year its amazing!
xoxo - From Texas!

Erin said...

Hope he had a great birthday! time goes way to fast . . the blog is great to have to look back on things!

Becca said...

Such a sweet letter! I loved seeing all of his baby pictures. Such a cutie pie! Happy birthday!

Katie said...

ps: I just watched the video and WOW--i was basically in tears because i forgot what he was like as a baby and oh my gosh, i love that kid....he is growing up and its kind of depressing! okay, its life...but you know what I mean...

Cristina said...

I love this, it's so sweet! Happy Birthday litte man :)

Tatiana said...

happy birthday to your bundle of joy and love! He must be such a huge blessing to the two of you! May God answer all the prayers you've got in your letter! He is such a sweet, cute little thing :-)

Annie said...

Love this! Happy birthday to your baby boy!

Mrs P said...

O goodness a whole two years. For some reason I feel like I will cry every birthday but that is (hopefully) just the pregnancy hormones talking. That is such a beautiful letter and a great idea.

Annie said...

happy birthday to your little cutie!!!
hope you all have a great weekend celebrating! :)

p.s. sorry if i didn't notice sooner but i think your background looks great!!

Emily said...

What a precious tribute to your little man! So sweet! Isn't it funny how you remember everything about labor and delivery..I do too. I'm pretty sure my husband can barely remember the hospital I delivered at ! lol. oh, and I love your new blog look.

Tellie said...

Aww he is too cute! Happy Birthday to Jayden :)

MissJody said...

What heartfelt birthday wishes for your son.
That made me tear up.
Your such a wonderful Mom. I hope you keep these for him somewhere, and he can have these for the rest of his life.
What a wonderful idea.
I truely love it.

Jessica said...

Hey! I am so behind on my blog reading so I'll comment on 2 in 1. First of all, Happy 2nd Birthday Jayden!!! Your words are so sweet to him! Also, he DOES look exactly like his daddy! WOW!

Jennifer said...

I want to cry! That was so sweet, Lyr! Happy, happy birthday to your precious one!

Sare said...

Oh. My. Sake. I need a tissue. That was beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MAN!!!

Callie Nicole said...

What a beautiful idea to write a letter to bless your son on his birthday! I love that. When I have children I may steal your idea! *smile*