Monday, June 22, 2009

A Tender Moment to Remember...

Dear Ethan,

Tonight I went to get you ready for bed.I put your pj's on. Turned on your music. Gave you a hug....and tonight when you squeezed didn't let go.

So neither did I.

I just stood and held you. You snuggled up and started humming softly.

So as we stood there rocking back and forth, I prayed over you.
I prayed that you would come to know your Savior at an early age,
so that you will have many, many years to fall more in love with Him.
I prayed that you'll become a young boy, and then a young man
with godly character and wisdom.
I prayed that you will use your talents and gifts to honor the Lord
and that you will have a heart that longs to see the lost saved.
I prayed that you would have a long and healthy life.
And I prayed for your future wife and family.
I asked that your Daddy and I would teach you and lead by example.
I am so thankful for our marriage and prayed that God will bless you with the same.
I didn't ask that you would have tons of friends, but that you would have
quality, godly friendships that last a lifetime.
I know that you will have trials, but I prayed and fully believe that
God will give you perseverance.
He will not give you more than you can bare.
Our trials make us stronger and more dependent on Him.
And I prayed that you and your siblings would always remain close.
That you will be each other's best friend and confidant.
And then I was reminded that God loves you even more than I do.
I WANT what is best for you.
But only HE KNOWS what the best is.
Follow Him, my love.
Follow Him.
And then I looked down, and saw that you were sleeping. So I put you in the bed, and when I looked down at your sweet face, you were if you heard and agreed with every word I just said.


  1. Ok - so I just want to say that I wish you would warn me before you make me cry.

  2. Amanda, thank you so much for adding Luke to your Miracles in the Making blog. It means so much to know that there are people praying for my cousin. I just wanted to know if you were going to have a button made for that blog?
    Again, thanks for what you are doing!