Monday, 1 October 2012

Greatitudes 647 - 654

Eight big thanks for eight big years of Jo.  We've reached the end of three days of celebrating, and yes, there were three cakes. I made (not this) one!  Praising hard tonight for the child who sings incessantly and sucks the marrow from life.  Deeply thankful that he survived that night of asthma attack, and that he has feeling right to the tips of every finger that the plastic surgeon was confident would move but not feel.  At his baptism service we asked for the first chapter of Joshua, but have been constantly amazed that at every turn this boy really has been strong and very courageous.

We went to the Zoo today and counted everything in eights.  PC managed 8 elephants' ears.  Mine included 8 still blooming rhododendron heads, 8 feathers and 8 hungry pelicans.  Jo counted 8 penguins swimming, 8 planks of wood, 8 cow spots and some others. I have to say that Mattman counted everything and anything from 8 shoes on us to 8 sitatunga (antelopes?) and 8 hairs on the biggest pig I have ever seen in my life.

It's good to know that our years, however many, are safe in the hands of the one who knows exactly how many hairs there are on all our heads.

8 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Happy Birthday, amazing wee strawberry.
Jane x

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Jo - wish we were there to celebrate with you all!

Gill - That British Woman said...

great birthday cake. Happy Birthday to the 8 year old.

Gill

Fat Dormouse said...

Happy birthday greetings to Jo Strawberry. x 8
(there's another "8" for him to count!)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mags, I am LOVING your Jo! A child who "sings incessantly and sucks the marrow from life" is MY KINDA CHILD! Hurrah for Jo; may God hold him always in the palm of His righteous right hand and may Jo be a man AFTER God's own heart!
Happy Birthday, Jo!

Pom Pom said...

Amen! Happy birthday all week, Jo!

Isabelle said...

And happy birthday Jo from me too.

Betty said...

Hope it was a birthday to remember