Yesterday, June 12th, was Thad’s 6th birthday and our 14th anniversary. Last year I posted a blog about it complete with photographic evidence of both events. Should you care to do so, you can find it here.
The boy is one year older. Tony and I are one year older.
The days and weeks and months roll by and turn into years. . .and the blessings continue to roll along with them.
When Tony and I got married, the song I used for my “bridal march” was not a traditional one. It wasn’t The Wedding March or Pachabel’s Canon in D or Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. It was an old, beautiful hymn that was in what we called “The Harding Top 10” when I was in school there. It is my favorite hymn, and sums up not only my wedding day but my life before that monumental event and my life after–no matter what those days may bring.
Father of Mercies (Faber/Flowerdew)
Father of Mercies, day by day, my love to Thee grows more and more.
Thy gifts are strewn upon my way like sands upon the great seashore,
like sands upon the great seashore.
Father of Mercies, God of love, whose gentle gifts all creatures share.
The rolling seasons as they move proclaim to all Thy constant care,
proclaim to all Thy constant care.
Father of Mercies, may our hearts ne’er overlook Thy boundless care,
But what our Father’s hand imparts still own in grateful praise and prayer,
still own in grateful praise and prayer.