As far as mom can recall: You are well anticipated as youngest member of the family! We prayed, God answered! God gave a gift to our family; a real bundle of joy. You were born a little days short but very normal and healthy, in fact, the most handsome in the nursery room. [haha] After 3 days, we checked out from LMHospital backed to our home. You just wanted to be cuddled and just kept crying loudly. At 5 days old, you fell out of bed when your mom was deep asleep because of exhaustion, still recovering from CS section and she lost her grip of you. Dad was at far north, fulfilling his evangelism crusade to the folks there since it was 6 months prior schedule.
At a time you started to crawl, a 2 year old toddler brought you to an enclosed room and tried to hurt you so badly. Nobody noticed that but you triumphantly got out of the room and demonstrated how you were hurled and kicked and pushed just by action and babbling mouth. Mom and Dad were in tears in how you managed to free yourself from such danger. Very sorry for that and so thankful for God's protection over you.
The moment you can speak, you also memorized "Amazing Grace", the song dad sang to your unformed or being processed in the womb, throughout mom's conception. It's very amazing that up until today, you love this song so much and you sing,expressing well its thought. You love to sing and play instruments since that very young age. You wrote your name at age 3 and read at 5 years old. Remember Grace, the Korean visitor, she was 2 and you were 3 when you save her from drowning!? There was a pond and she followed the duck gracefully swimming. Being a good swimmer at 3 you rescued her, and her parents were so grateful. We were at awe that you did an extraordinary help at 3 when other children older than you were present there. It's God's work indeed.
During your elementary grades you were always awarded "the most friendly", "Best in Music"and "Leadership award" during the end of the school year recognition program. You always surprised us and your teachers at those oratorical speeches you joined in. Your voice and clear diction made you always stand out from the rest. Your character is truly one exceptional because of your kindness, sincerity and you know when to speak and when to keep silence. You graduated valedictorian in grade six at 11 years old. Congratulations!
You were freshman in high school when your dad was taken back to glory! Your best friend and mentor left you with a legacy, the Bible and The God of it, Jesus Christ. This was tough time because there was a void left within your heart. However, after some days you were able to move on and to study normally. You were left with a mom, a sister and older brother that are all supportive and loving you very much. There are friends, relatives and brethren that love you! Your teachers also took notice of your relaxed and cool, firm & strong-willed personality. Inspite and despite of the odds in life, you still won in singing, in science and spelling bee contests. You graduated in high school as 1st Honorable Mention. These are all gifts from God, and we give Him all the glory.
Now you are freshman in college, a budding 16 years old full of wit and dreams. But alas, you have chosen the most noble field of preparing yourself into the ministry God has chosen for you. Keep going in the grace of God remembering that God has already given you all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus Our Lord. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."- Ephesians 1:3
Prayers go with you. God watches over you, He Is your power, Wisdom and Great Provider!
Ephesians 1:19-23; 2:14; 3:7; 4:13-17; Philippians 1:6; 3:10-14; Colossians 3:1; Galatians 6:7
Happy birthday Aknotz!