This is the 21st birthday I’ve gotten to share with you, beginning all the way back with sweet 16. (Do you say “sweet sixteen” for a guy?) I am so blessed to have been the one by your side through all those birthdays, and I can’t wait to be by your side for many many more.
I pray that this year will be full of blessing and grace. I pray that this time next year we’ll be well into the next chapter of our journey. I pray that this year you will grow in grace, and that His love will abound more and more in you. May you walk this year in integrity and peace, and may His fruit grow sweet in your life.
We don’t know what the year holds for you, but may His grace accompany you every step of the way. There will be mountain highs, and low valleys. May your faith remain steadfast through each turn.
I pray that you will be the pastor, husband, dad, friend, and man of God that you are called to be. I pray that I will be the wife you need. I pray that you will lead your family well, and be blessed by the family you lead. May your joy be in Christ, and your joy be complete.
I love you, Clay Hall. This is your year. Redeem the time, and live it to the fullest for Christ.