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April 1, 1988.

A day that will always be marked down in my memory as an answer to prayer. It was the day that I gave birth to my second child. Nine months of laying in bed in an attempt to take the pregnancy to full term. I repeatedly would hear from my OB, “Yes, another month has passed but don’t get your hopes up that you will carry to full term.” Month after month of praying over the life that was growing inside of me. What else can a woman do while laying around in bed 🙂

Fast forward – 24 years later.

April 1, 2012.

This morning I woke up praying these words for that same “baby”, who today was turning 24.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:15-17 NIV)

Today will also be a day marked down in my memory as an answer to prayer.

Happy Birthday, Tim!