Friday, February 13, 2009


Today is my sweet Josiah's 7th birthday.

There is so much I could say about my beloved JoJo because he has brought an endless amount of happiness and joy to my life. He's been a breeze to raise (so far!) and everyone he's around can't help but love him. I watch him in his class at school and much to my amazement (because of the parents he got)...he's that "popular kid" I was always jealous of! He has a unique influence and he's so gifted in anything artistic.

This year I'm posting the Keith Green song that caused us to name our youngest son "Josiah". I was pushing for "Wesley" since Matt and I loved the movie Princess Bride but Matt won the toss-up and mostly in part to this song.

This is our song for Josiah. So much of it rings true with our world today and as with all Mamas...It will always be a struggle to let him go.

We love you, JoJo!

"Song for Josiah"

Oh my son, you were born in a world that hates you,

And I swear I will never forsake you.

But there was a father centuries ago,

Who watched his beloved son die. Oh, die.

Oh my son, I am weak and I'm trembling,

For the Lord I am always remembering.

Oh what a strong shepherd holds you in His arms.

He'll break you and make you His own.

And then take you home.

Well if I could I would protect you from what you will see.

This world will promise love and beauty, but it lied to me.

And I will show you, if you will listen.

And I will promise, to listen too.

Oh yes, there are some who love the lies, they will kill you if they can.

Though you speak the truth in love, they will hate you like the man,

Jesus, although he was God, he allowed himself broken for you.

Well if I could I would protect you from what you will see.

The world might seem so alive, but it's dead to me.

And I will teach you, if you will hear me.

And I will promise, to hear you too. Yes I do.

Oh my son, I am only your brother.

For a sister, God gave me your mother.

But just like a mother, so long ago, had to watch her beloved son die,

Oh son, we will try, to let you go.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday JoJo! We love you! Jeff, Julie, Donovan, and Corbin

Nicole said...

We were just talking about Jojo's birth the other day - how we brought you guys dinner up at the hospital for valentines day and then couldn't find anywhere to go eat that had less than a 2 hour wait! Seems hard to believe it was 7 years ago! Wow! Happy Birthday to him from the Humes!

Sandy said...

I hope JoJo had a great day! What a beautiful song. Funny, I never knew the reason behind his name! Thanks for sharing.