My mind strayed back to my daughter’s wedding in October, 2008 when I quoted Paul’s prayers in Ephesians 1 and 3 in the commemorative bookmark given to her guests. We asked Deanna’s guests to place the bookmark in their bibles and reference it in praying for Deanna and her husband.
So as I think about the upcoming birthday for my married son who’s a soldier and father of three, I offer Paul’s same prayer for him. Like the Gaithers, I’m not asking God to give Damian, my firstborn, wealth and notability.
In this open letter to my son, Damian, I want you to know that for all of your birthdays:
Happy Birthday, Son. Love, Mom