Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Aaron

enjoying his birthday sasparilla float

Today, our family celebrates the birthday of an incredible man. Joining him in the journey of life grows my faith, makes me laugh, and teaches me that doing things in a different way isn't wrong, just different. Aaron is a bold warrior breaking new ground as our family lives in the Solomon Islands and trusting God to give him joy and strength day by day. I'm so thankful to his parents and to the others who invested in him to help make him into the man he is today.

working at a youth retreat when we were in college
Gird Us Now
(2 Samuel 23:11-12)
by Amy Carmichael

"But he stood" - O let the words
Strengthen us in strong temptation.
Thou who art the God who girds
Soldier-souls for their vocation,
Gird us now that we may stand,
Strengthened by Thy mighty hand.

this is how he looked when I met him-love those 80's glasses!
"When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted." Psalm 138:3

he's always been handsome


Abi's Blog said...

Happy Birthday, Aaron - I hope you are feeling better! You have a very talented wife :) I love the blog!

Christy said...

I can definitely see the resemblance between your kiddos and that last picture!

Happy Birthday, Aaron! I hope you have had a wonderful day celebrating with your beautiful family.

quilt-n-mama said...

Happy Birthday Aaron!
Hope you had a great day!
The Conard Crew

Patricia Rains said...

Well, I'm about 10 or 11 days late, but I still wanted to send you a "Belated Happy Birthday, Aaron!" I'm enJOYing reading through the blog and viewing the photos. It's rare that I get a chance to skim through, and I'm taking advantage of it (Ken's at hunting camp this week, so I have a few more free moments to browse.) Joanna, your birthday tribute (photos and comments) to Aaron was a blessing to read. May God continue to give you/your home His guidance and His deepest JOYs!

Love you and praying for you!