Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Britt

It will be lonely going through the drama of life without the birthday boy!. You ran back to get your backpack out of our car and accidentally locked me out of my car on the UT campus yesterday in the POURING RAIN.  It ended up being a God moment for me.  Really.  I pulled over my head the body-size UT garbage bag they were doling out to the Longhorn parents and walked aimlessly in the rain as my cell was dead.  Thought about Susanna Wesley pulling her apron over her head every afternoon to pray in the midst of umpteen kids.  Stopped in my tracks and prayed for you, Britt, on that UT campus, your new home for the next four years.  I'll miss you so!

Today is your birthday.  We prayed 7 years and God answered in His timing.  I lost 3 babies the year you were born and didn't think I could carry you either.  But God carried you, gave you life...and is still breathing life into you every day.  We're so proud of the young man you are becoming.  You're an absolute delight and joy to me, no matter what!

Your elementary years were full of determination to do what was right.  Full of joy and you honored us so much.  You swam every day of your life and gave 100% of dedication and passion.  You always wanted a brother your age.  God gave you Nash...

Your high school years were a dream.  You jumped on board with us to move to Austin during your junior year in high school and trust a good God to help you.  HE did! Your Austin friends became crazy about you and that was answered prayer too!  And, your God was here before we got here.  And HE has been moving in you ever since.

You are answered prayer to me.  You have touched deep places in my heart.  Your questions have brought me great joy.  You know more about me than most.  You've been a great son!  You were worth the wait!  I'll always remember touching your big toe seconds after you were born to see if you were really alive. I didn't think I would make it through the pregnancy.  That last week I hadn't slept for about 3 or 4 days straight.  I was lost in such gratitude to God for your birth. We checked out of the hospital and went straight to the Fort Worth Fireworks celebration. 

I have a college prayer for you I'm offering up on your birthday!  2 Tim 4:7
Fight the good fight of faith...
Finish the race...
Keep the faith...

Your parents and family and friends ADORE you!  You're one of the best thing that ever happened to me.  I love you more than I could ever find words to say.

Love & Happy Birthday, Mom


Rhonda 7/02/2010  

Beautiful Bev! Happy Birthday Britt.

connorcolesmom 7/02/2010  

Precious post!
So excited that your Britt got into UT - CONGRATS
Now you officially have an empty nest
Enjoy! :)
Much love

Sylvia's Song 7/02/2010  

The love God has instilled in you, Bev from the beginning of time when He created you exudes from this post. As you send Britt off to a new life adventure living away from home i.e. college, tons of new experiences, etc. Britt is most fortunate to have you as his Mom.

Thanks for sharing your heart with this blog community.

A song I must sing.

Praying for Our Friend Joanne Psalm 131:3 Waiting on God. Hope Now. Hope Always.

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