....'how little I dreamed of the honour God was preparing for me in the near future! It is a mercy that our lives are not left for us to plan, but that our Father chooses for us; else might we sometimes turn away from our best blessings, and put from us the choicest and loveliest gifts of His providence.'
Free Grace and Dying Love: Morning Devotions by Susannah Spurgeon With The Life of Susannah Spurgeon
2 years ago on August 26, 2006 - Peter Bradrick and Kelly Brown were married. What a joyful day it was. Full of feasting and fellowship.
I will always remember the joy in Kelly's face as she finished writing and closed the book of being a daughter in our father's house, to picking up the pen and starting a new book and chapter in her life. One that she and Peter will be writing for many years, and with great delight will pass on to their children!
A beautiful covenant before God and man....
On July 9, 2007 - Triumph Perseverance Bradrick was born. I don't think I will ever forget receiving the call saying that Kelly was a mama and Peter was the proud father of a first born son! As a side note: We were in Georgia on our way to Texas when we received this wonderful call. After we got the news, we decided to drive straight through the night and arrived in San Antonio just about 1:30 pm the following day!
This picture was taken when Triumph was a little over 24 hours old!!
Now this soon to be big bother (in November) is one. He has been a continual joy to the whole family! I can't tell you in words just how much I love this 'little' man.
I am so happy for the wonderful husband the Lord has provided for my dear friend & sister. It has been such a blessing to be able to stand by and watch this sweet couple glorify God in their marriage and as they raise up a new generation of warriors.
I look forward with great anticipation to the day, that is coming so very soon, when I will be able to meet and hold in my arms a new little Bradrick! It is my prayer that God will grant you, Peter and Kelly, many years of blessed marriage and that He will give you many arrows to fill your quiver.
With much love and joy for you both as you start on the journey of a third year in marriage.
Last night before we all headed off to bed, we sat down to read the Psalms. This was what we read...
~146~ Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
~147~ Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.