Thursday, January 03, 2013

four years old #praisejesus

we celebrated elijah's birthday on december 27.
it was a day of family fun!

four years ago we were blessed with a gift. our sweetie little elijah grey.

it's crazy how true it is, that these days pass so quickly.
my quiet, shrimpy babe is a tall, rambunctious boy
he's only four, yet, when i look at him, i see the toddler has faded away.
as he becomes more and more verbal (praise god for progress!) 
we're seeing even more of his vibrant personality. elijah is a joy. in every way.
his smile lights up our lives and he constantly reminds us of our gift giver. jesus.

the lord chose us to be knit together through adoption. and made elijah extra extra special.
i'm looking forward to many more days with our champion kiddo!

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together! 
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him
, and delivers them. 
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him
psalm 34:1-8


  1. i love how when the Lord created Elijah He knew you would be the most perfect mommy just for him. i love that so so much.

    1. i think so too, so glad the lord put us together.
      love you, carissa!

  2. Happy birthday Elijah!
    I see the same thing with our first son - he's 4.5 now, and every time I look at him I see a BOY; the toddler has gone. When did that happen? It just slipped by. Time zooms these days. I read a good quote somewhere on the WWW the other day: "These ARE the 'good old days.' So true. This year I'm going to try and concentrate on that.
    Also, I just love that first photo of baby Elijah Grey! So sweet.

    1. yes! joining you in concentrating...let's not miss a thing. happy new year!

  3. I've never seen a better match than your family. Happy birthday Mr. Elijah, you are loved by SO many!!!

  4. Happy birthday to your sweet boy! God's plans are always amazing. Love seeing His plans for you played out through the stories on your blog. Happy New Year!

    1. thanks, friend. god is GOOD! happy new year!

  5. May God shower many blessings on your special boy this coming year!

    1. thanks, katie. happy new year to YOU! xo

  6. God knew what he was doing when he gave this boy to you. Bonus points for his beauty and adorableness. :)
    Your joy for him overflows and I get to feel it too. That's how awesome this little guy is!! :)

  7. I am thankful for the 4 years we've had with little EG in the family. I am really looking forward to 2013 because as Hazel grows older, and we go out more, I can visit you more and more! I know Ivy & EG are destined to be BFFs.


  8. happy late birthday to your little blessing!

    1. thanks, sweetie friend! happy new year!

  9. you know how i feel about EG. and why does he always take the cutest pictures? i guess, how could he not?

    1. jami, i'm gonna need to agree with you on this. he is pretty great :)


  10. happy bday elijah!
    i see so much light in you.
    i pray for you often.
    and i'm so proud of all the big steps you've taken this year!
    i just know this is going to be a BIG year for you!
    have fun and mind your momma, ok?
    super big hug!!

    1. thank you, dear amy!!
      this will be a big year, and for you too. xoxo

  11. Such a cutie! Happy belated birthday, Elijah!

  12. so excited for the plans God has for these little men entrusted to us. :) happy happy birthday to elijah grey. just like his namesake may he be purposed for his time to bring God glory and honor and praise. keep on rockin it mama ... you're doing awesome. :)

    1. amen amen! we pray that for him, love his name :)

      happy new year, lauren dear! xo