Next Sunday, we'll have our annual triple birthday party to celebrate three generations of August birthday girls. But Kristin's actual birthday fell on a Sunday this year, so quite naturally we honored our firstborn with a special birthday meal and a few tokens of our love. While it rained outside, we ate crab cakes, corn-on-the-cob, Caesar salad, and pineapple stuffing. When I asked Kristin what she wanted for her birthday dessert, she simply requested pie. "Surprise me," she said. Blueberry pie was the surprise. (Honestly, I was a little surprised myself. My pie-making attempts have not always been successful.)
This month, I have shared this Scripture with our two oldest children, both of whom have August birthdays.
"The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son [or daughter] rejoices in him." (Proverbs 23:34)
We rejoice. All by His grace.