Sunday, November 20, 2005

Happy Birthday Sam!

We celebrated Sam's second birthday this weekend. Besides being a family name, Kristen and I drew inspiration for Samuel's name from a Bible story. The story is about a devout woman who prayed desperately for a son. When he was born she “named him Samuel, explaining, ‘I asked God for Him.’ ”
Later, she explains the special circumstances of Samuel’s birth to her priest, saying “I prayed for this child, and God gave me what I asked for. And now I have dedicated him to God. He’s dedicated to God for life.”
I Samuel Chapter 1. Quoted from “The Message”