“Indeed, sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him” – a dedication to my son

Today I am wishing my son happy birthday as he turns 17, that odd number somewhere between teenage-hood and being recognised as an adult. A man-child who is forever reaching towards the stars as he follows his dream of becoming an Olympic Judoka and physical therapist, I wish him every good wish – not only for today, but for always.
Happy happy birthday son. I am very very proud of you (just as I was last year when I published this post). Make it a great one 🙂

Gale Weithers

Handsome graduation escort Sons (and daughters) are a heritage from the Lord

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)  

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I posted this note originally in April but the words came back to me today, October 27, as I celebrate my son’s 16th birthday.

As my heritage and reward from the Lord, Nathan is much taller than I am, ‘mouthier’ than I am, and braver than I am. He is loving and kind though opinionated and stubborn. He stands up for the underdog as I do and tries to understand the ‘other point of view’ even when it’s a struggle.  More importantly and…

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

4 thoughts on ““Indeed, sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him” – a dedication to my son”

  1. Gail, wonderful post! I was so overwhelmed with love and gratitude when I read it. Thank you for sharing. Children are indeed a gift from the lord, and we as parents will love them unconditionally,no matter how big they get! Beautiful words…..


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