Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy Birthday,
Sweet Little Men!

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: Twins.
~ Josh Billings

Today you are SIX!

You have to know, sweet boys, every year on your birthday, I comically breathe an inward sign of relief that we've somehow kept you alive for another year.  

You daily test the limits of your safety 
by fearlessly climbing trees,

energetically running down the cracked, uneven sidewalks, 

furiously riding your scooters and bailing into the grass to stop, 

rapidly riding your bikes down the sloped driveway toward the street--turning only at the last second, 

intensely (yet somehow lovingly) beating each other with anything remotely shaped like a sword, 

sprightly hanging from the swing set with jump ropes turned lassos,

nimbly jumping and diving at every possible opportunity.

You both, as they say, are ALL BOY.

And I love it!

McClain, you are absolutely as sweet as they come.  You love to plant surprise kisses on my cheek and still unashamedly hold on to my hand anytime we're out and about.  You have a tender heart and care deeply for your whole family.  We pray you will continue to grow in confidence and be unafraid of what others think of you.  Your approval is found in Christ alone.  We're so thankful you asked Jesus to be your Savior just last week and claimed His forgiveness for your sins.  God has good plans for your life, McClain.  We are humbled God has chosen us to be your parents.  We love you!

Carson, you are so energetic and completely full of wittiness.  We are always guaranteed a good laugh when you're around.  You are a natural protector and always stand your ground.  You have a fierce love for your family and show it well with tight, quick hugs.  We pray you will guard yourself from pride in your own strength and abilities and place your confidence totally in Christ.  You already have an understanding of salvation and those wheels are continuously turning as you soak up God's Word.  God has good plans for you, Carson!  We are humbled that God chose us to be your parents, too!  We love you!


sara said...

Happy Birthday to your boys!!! My "baby" will turn 18 on the 4th. where does the time go?!!

peter marie said...

Happy Birthday sweet boys! They always make me full of fun and energy yet always super sweet. Hope you had a blast celebrating!!

Unknown said...

So sweet, Mommy! Happy birthday, big guys! You truly are a special family :)

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

Awww! so beautiful and wonderfully written.

Our twin boys were born three years before, and one day after yours. Today we are celebrating Caleb's 9th birthday - and rejoicing that our Joshua is in such a sweet place. It's always very bittersweet...

Happiest of birthdays to your precious boys. :) What blessings. (I love that quote by Josh Billings)

Sarah said...

Love the twins quote :)

Happy birthday to McClain and Carson! What handsome young men you have :)

Hilary said...

how sweet! :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Could they be any cuter!?! Love the sweaters and the hair. Perfect.

Debbi said...

Happy Birthday McClain and Carson! SIX is a big deal, and you both are such handsome young men.

I loved this, Londa! You can hear in your writing the passion you have to raise your boys to love God above all else.