Monday, January 23, 2006

Happy Birthday Josiah!

Our little brother Josiah has been exciting since the moment he was born. Born at 12:30am, and at home, his birth really "woke us up." Since then he has grown to be a fun-loving 11 year old, and has through the years kept our family laughing. As the youngest of the family, Josiah often gets picked on by older siblings, yet he bears this in good part and often returns the favor. Josiah has recently, thanks indirectly to Thomas DeLadurantey, added talking in duck to his repertoire of humorous antics. There is seldom a time when his high pitched Donald Duck voice isn't heard in the house, either shouting "oh boy!" or shrieking in mock agony when John wrestles him to the floor.

Josiah greatly enjoys music and enjoys trying to play the piano,
organ, and now his new pan flute that he just got for his birthday.
Pan flute music has been his favorite for some time,
and he is now finding out how difficult it is to get a clear note
as you blow over the little pipes. Although he didn't sing in
Handel's Messiah last December, he learned many of the parts
and sings selections of it around the house.

Being named after a faithful king of Judah in the Old Testament,
Josiah began to obey the command to kings in Deuteronmy
17:18 & 19: "And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his
kingdom, he shall write a copy of this Law in a book from before
the priests, the Levites. And it shall be with him, and he shall
read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear Jehovah
his God, to keep all the words of this Law, and these statutes,
to do them." Josiah, on his own, started to copy the Bible several
years ago. Starting in Genesis, he has persevered and is up to
chapter 8 which equals 184 neatly printed verses in all.

We all are very thankful for Josiah and pray that he will grow
in the Lord as he grows in height (which he is sure to do,
being in the Sauve family) and to have the courage to stand
and make a difference in this world for His glory!

Happy Birthday Josiah!!!