Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21~
11. Yesterday was Eben's 11th birthday. What a joy our son is to us!
He has a sweet and serious nature. He is the first to comfort or help when someone is in need. He quietly observes all that is going on around him and he is always learning.
His brothers and sisters call him "The Professor" (after the Professor on Gilligan's Island) because he can fix anything and is always figuring out or creating things mechanically.
We are so proud of the young man our son is and we are so blessed that God has allowed us the privilege of parenting him.
He wanted a simple birthday celebration, so yesterday we had friends over for chicken club subs and decorate and create your own cupcakes. Eben loves meats and sweets :o)
All of the children had a great time eating and playing army dodge ball, soccer, Wii, and Apples to Apples. I did a really bad job at taking pics yesterday (I had an armful of the Little Fella and we were dodging rain drops) but the memories of our sweet boy and his quiet happiness will be with me all of my days.
This Scripture from Ephesians was one God had impressed on my heart strongly when Jim was over in Ghana and we were unsure of if he would get the boys' Visa's in time so they could come home. I can remember waking in the middle of the night and just crying out to the Lord and praying this Scripture over and over.
Last night I was once again awake and unable to sleep for the deep burden I have for 2 children who need to come home. My dear cousin has one more day (tomorrow Friday at end of business day- Ghana time-11 a.m. EST) for her sons' passport to be corrected so her children can at long last come home. She is scheduled to leave for Ghana Sunday but she can't leave if it is not done by tomorrow. She was supposed to travel over a month ago to bring her children home but this delay stopped her. We are praying that she will not have to delay again her children's homecoming. We know nothing is too hard for God and He can do and has done more than we can imagine. Please pray with us that hearts that need to be urged to act will act, so these beautiful children can be in their Mama and Daddy's arms where they belong.
I know one day this generation of children will sit around and tell their grandchildren of the wonder's that God did in our families.. and praise Him.
He is good! \o/