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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sealed in the Covenant

We had a lot of celebrating going on this weekend.  Not only did we celebrate Alex’s second birthday but we also celebrated Benjamin being baptized.  We praise God for our newest covenant child and we will do our best, with God’s help and by His grace, to raise Benjamin well.

From the French Reformed liturgy:

Do not fear, says the Lord, for I have redeemed you, I called you by your
name, you are mine. When the mountains shall depart, and the hills be
removed, says the Lord, my kindness shall not depart from you, neither
shall the covenant of my peace be removed. Little child, for you Jesus Christ came into the world, labored and suffered; for you, he went
through the agony of Gethsemane and the darkness of Calvary; for you,
he cried: « It is finished! »; for you, he died and for you he triumphed over
death; yes, for you, little child, the declaration holds true, We love God,
because he first loved us. Amen!

Another year older

Our baby Alex is not a baby anymore. He turned two this past Friday. He was absolutely clueless as to what it meant to have a birthday but he sure did enjoy the large dump truck we bought him. And he knows how to hold up two fingers to show his age.

I always have such a difficult time writing about Alex. It’s not because of a lack of love for him.  I just can’t seem to find the words. We adore our Alex. He has such a chubby face that lights up frequently with his big adorable grin. He is happy and playful. He loves to read and play with his cars and trains. And thanks to Grandma Betsy he is crazy about buses.  Sometimes he throws his arms around my neck in a giant hug and just clings to me and it melts my heart.  He’s not a big kisser but he is very friendly and sweet and does give his hugs pretty freely.

Alex is such a smart little fellow.  He already knows the entire alphabet.  Not only can he say the letters but he can also recognize them all.  He can almost count to ten.  And his vocabulary is expanding rapidly.  We are so proud of him.

God has really blessed us with this little guy.  He has been a wonderful playmate for Robert and he was always such a good baby.  He is currently affected by the horrible “terrible twos” disease but he is still a very lovable boy and he brings so much joy to our lives daily.

Sunday afternoon we celebrated Alex’s birthday with lots and lots of family.  There were nine cousins running around (well, I guess seven really as two of those cousins are very small babies) and it was absolutely chaotic and wonderful.  I am so grateful that God has blessed us with this wonderful home that is big enough for all of us to fit in.  Alex enjoyed opening his presents and making a huge mess in his cake.  See what I mean?

Happy Birthday sweet Alexander.  We love you so very much.