This time last year my wife and I were wondering if we'd ever sleep again. There were about four bags under each eye and we were walking around in a daze. It was our first weekend home with our firstborn, Asher. Well, a year has come and gone. Last week our little man turned one (or 12-months in mom-speak, I was informed you always refer to the months until 2 years- silly me). How easy it is to take these last 365 days for granted! Every one of them has been a test of patience, an opportunity to love, a tool for sanctification, a blessing to enjoy, and a gift from the Lord. My wife and I are on a mission to train up who we hope and pray to be a godly man. We know this is a weighty responsibility but what a joyful one it is as well! We're so thankful for Asher, for the year that has gone by, and for every additional day the Lord graciously gives us.
"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a rewar. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate." -Psalm 127:3-5