My oldest child, for the past four years, you have filled our hearts with joy and laughter. When you were just a babe, God gave me a prayer for you.
We pray, Caeden, that you will listen to God and treasure his instructions. That you will tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. That you will cry out for insight and understanding . Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then, Caeden, you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.
For the Lord grants wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their shield protecting those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of justice and protects those who are faithful to Him.
Then, Caeden, you will undestand what is right, just, and fair, and you will know how to find the right course of action every time. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you . Understanding will keep you safe.
May the Lord protect you as you start school this year, and grow even more independent and responsible. We pray for your salvation that God will grip your heart and never let you go. May you always know how deeply you are loved and may you be compelled to love others as Christ's love manifests through you. Every day you live life to the fullest with such enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. We love being inspired by you, and laughing with you.
We love you
Mom, Dad and Owen