Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Hudson Taylor!!

What a difference two years makes! Same confidence, just taller with longer hair! :)

Today my second born turns eleven! This child who once had the nickname of "Winston Churchill" in the "business" nursery because he always looked so serious, now has an incredible sense of humor! He is a good son, brother, and friend we are blessed to have the privilege of raising him.
Just last week he came into my room and told me that I had a smart, strong, intelligent and handsome son! If I had been thinking quick I would have said, that was so nice of him to compliment Marshall! Haha Of course he was referring to lift him up, obviously there are self-esteem issues! :)

Like Campbell, he is also named after someone who was faithful to the CEO and we lift up that he follows the example of those who have gone before him, that fear never keeps him from doing what he is called to do, that he becomes a man in the truest sense of the word and that by serving others he finds his greatest joy!

A favorite quote by J. Hudson Taylor, M to Chin*:
"It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to Chin*. With these facts before you and with the command of the The Son to go and share the truth to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home."
(italacized words changed to my words)

We are officially celebrating on Saturday so more pictures to come later!

1 comment:

The Gereckes said...

So cute...happy birthday Hudson!