Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another birthday boy and card share

Son nr. 4, Michaël,  is 17 years old today. Here he is in his new knitted jumper when he was two years old, I think.

I always prayed for a little boy (or girl) with brown eyes, like his dad, and had to wait until  Michaël was born. I was afraid that they would change color, but he is still our gorgeous brown-eyed boy today.

He received a prophetic word when he was dedicated to the Lord as a baby, that he would have a comforting heart towards those that are weak, rejected or despised. We have seen this manifested many times and I will never forget the day he stood up for a boy in the bus that got bullied. I was so proud. He is very musical, plays the mouth harmonica, drums, guitar and is teaching himself to play the piano.

I have to miss him now, for two years he is in Holland for Bible school but we have regular contact. Another huge blessing is that René's brother's family looks after him in the weekends so that comforts us too!
My heart just overflows with thankfulness to God!

I haven't been able to craft today as I have had visitors the whole afternoon, so I am posting a masculine birthday card which I haven't posted on my blog before, to suit the occasion.

Distress inks, Hero Art stamps - what else do you need?

Thanks for your sweet visits, I enjoy your company so much!!


  1. Oh what a sweet photo and LOVE his knitted jumper!!!!!! Brown eyes.. both my kids have beautiful brown eyes:)

    Happy birthday to your sweet tenderhearted son! Great job, mama!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to Michael! And a happy birth-day anniversary to you too (I think these days are just as special, maybe more so, for us moms as well!). Your card is beautiful - I love your background, with the colors giving way to the text. Very inspiring!

  3. Happy birthday wishes for Michael...I'm sure he is close to you in your heart despite the miles between you. I was reading about Timothy and Paul this morning and it strikes me that Michael is a godly young man, just as Timothy was. I pray that Michael will "fan into flames" the spiritual God has given him!
    blessings to you dear friend!

  4. Lieve Jaqueline,
    van harte gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van je bruin-ogige zoon Michaël! We hebben dus beiden een zoon van 17!
    Jullie zien elkaar binnenkort om het te vieren misschien?
    Ik vind de kaart erg mooi. Vooral de kleuren onder de stempel? Of kleur je de kaart eerst en stempel je hem dan?
    Al post ontvangen?

  5. Yes, I can see you husband in him. I imagine it's hard not having him near to celebrate.
    You have incorporated your signature items, including butterflies, to create a very masucline card!

  6. Perfect! Michaels was a sweet child!

  7. Beautiful masculine card. So glad you shared it. Love the distress background. Your son was and is handsome. Sweet photo of him as a child. Many happy birthday blessings to him.

  8. This card is like a beautiful watercolour painting ... so lovely! Beautiful children!! I'm happy for you Jacqueline because I can feel your joy when you speak of your family! Happy Birthday to Michael!

  9. Oh his big brown eyes just melt my heart, What a darling little one. They grow up much to fast. I hope Michael has a wonderful Birthday. Your card is so beautiful, Love the watercolor look. very peaceful!
    hugs Lynn

  10. Happy birthday to your young man... your card is lovely. The blues are delightful

  11. Schitterende kaart Jacqueline!
    En gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van je 17 jarige zoon; onze zoon Menno is ook 17, hij heeft alleen wel blauwe ogen en blond haar..

  12. Happy birthday to your son. What a darling looking brown-eyed boy (My daughter has brown eyes too).

    Gorgeous card, Jacqueline. The background is amazing.

  13. Belated birthdays wishes for your son! I enjoyed reading this post and the picture of your "little son" is so adorable. You have beautiful children!
    I am always struggling with masculine cards and your card is stunning!!! I love the distressed background; so gorgeous to look at ...

  14. happy birthday to Michaël, he looked so cuuuuute on this picture. And you card is truly beautiful
    isa x

  15. Belated birthday wishes to your son Jacqueline!My son Nikolaj is 17 years old, too. Can you belive how time flies - such a cute foto of him ;)

    Love your card for Michael - perfection as allways dear!

  16. what a darling boy, you should be so proud of him, he sounds beautiful inside and out! I love the card today, but as always, all the things you make are beautiful. I enjoy coming on here to see you creations now as much as I did when we first "met" on a two peas stamping weekend.

  17. Happy birthday wishes to your son Jacqueline! It sounds like he has a beautiful heart.
    And that's a gorgeous card. Great job ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

  18. Aw...look at that face! Such a sweet look, I love it when you post pics of your sons! So heartwarming to read the story behind it as well! Love your masculine card!

  19. Oh, those brown eyes! I totally understand! And what a fabulous card and I am so happy that you shared it Jacqueline! I just love how "it's not perfect" but it is, you know, with only some of the text visible, with only part of the panel inked up and some parts with no ink - you really are an artist! I love this so much! Happy birthday Michael, (so lucky to have a Mom like you!). Hugs, Brenda


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