Ten years ago today my husband and I welcomed our very first child. We chose to name him Isaac Pierce. Isaac means laughter in the Bible and Pierce was after my father n law, whose middle name is also Pierce. Isaac lives up to his name. He is a joyous child. He has a tender heart - one that wants to please his Saviour as well as his family. At birth Isaac weighed a whopping 10lbs. 11oz.! He was 23" long. He was incredibly big, the biggest in that hospital that week. I will never forget the feeling that swept over me as I held my "big" bundle in my arms as they rolled me from the delivery room to the maternity floor. I stared into his sleepy eyes and was overcome with a feeling of unspeakable love and desire to nuture. I could not grasp that Isaac was left to my husband and I to care for. After years of being over confident and sure of myself, I all of a sudden felt totally inept and unsure of anything. I felt inadequate to care for this little person. Well, ten years later, I can attest to many mistakes - but I can also testify to the Lord's help. God has most assuredly led the way to raising this young man, and continues to do so. My prayer for Isaac is this: That he may never lose his joy - but that it may magnify and grow in serving Christ. I pray that Isaac always puts the Lord first in his decisions, his ambitions, and his actions. If this prayer is answered - then everything else will follow. . . joy, happiness, a loving wife, success, and contentment. God is good to provide everything we need in this life if we only follow after him.
Happy Birthday Isaac - My little bundle is growing fast into a young man!