The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy,He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. ~ Zeph. 3.17
You were born today. 2 years ago. You were supposed to come on the 7th of January and we were going to have you on the 2nd, but you wanted to be here sooner.
Your daddy and I prayed for the right name for you. The name that we knew the Lord wanted for you. You got to be named after your great grandpa, your bopa, and your daddy. A man after God’s own heart. And Harbin, a glorious warrior. We knew that you were going to be that for your King.
You are such a joy. You melt my heart with your sweet smile and hugs that knock me over when you run into my arms. I love it when I put you in your bed at night time and I say it’s time to pray, and you repeat ‘pray’ and your sweet little hand reaches down to grab mine. We pray to Jesus and say ‘amen’ when we’re done. I pray you never forget to talk to your Father in Heaven who loves you and knows your heart.
That the love you have and give so freely would spill over to others as you grow older. That they would see Jesus in you.
There were days this past year, that were yucky and God knew that I needed a sweet little guy to say ‘How you’ or blow me a kiss and give me a hug. There were days when you were really sick and were blessed with a wonderful doctor and nurse who knew what to do…and you are such a fighter and are so determined, yet, your sweet spirit and easy goingness, it was hard to tell how sick you really were. We continue to speak health and wholeness to your body…..
Your smile makes me smile and I love how you love your sissy. I know she can be a little in-your-face at times, but she loves you so much and is so thankful you’re her brother.
Harbin, above all, I pray that you know how very much you are loved. Not only by me and daddy, and your nana’s and bopas and aunts and uncles, but by Jesus. He is Your everything when there’s nothing. And He loves you because you’re His. He takes great delight in you. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. I know you will be a warrior who stands for the truth and fights for what is right. I pray that as He leads you in the way you are to go, that you would walk humbly with Him. That you learn that you have authority in Jesus to speak life. To speak truth and that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people. Keep singing and dancing…He sees. And knows.
You are a treasure. You have a beautiful spirit and a sweetness that radiates. We are so proud of you and who you are becoming. I know you’re only 2, but I know that God has a great calling for you…and I know these gifts you have aren’t just to have, but to use. I’m excited to see His purposes in you being fulfilled as you come to know Him. There are so many other things I want to say to you, but for now, just know that I’m so grateful you were born. God knew. In so many ways, He knew.
And I’m so thankful for who He is making you to be.
I love you always,