This Guy Right Here

This guy right here is celebrating his 7th…
where in the world has the time gone?
I know as parents we say that a ton
but really, this time, I really mean it.
For you who’ve been hanging around our
Place Called Simplicity for a while
you will remember him as the guy who
together with Elizabeth
invited everyone for a facial…

Or perhaps a facial wasn’t your thing…
how about a manicure??

The carpet in the rental 
{where we lived after the fire}


Yeah, for sure,
the childless, 
single-his-entire-life landlord loved us.
No doubt he counted down the days
till we moved out.

He’s the guy who I found in the sink 
being “Mommy’s big helper”…
And the guy who was learning how to be a 
make-up artist with great skill….
Besides who would expect a guy with
all these big sisters {6 of them} not to
try out all their cool gunky-funky junk?
Gotta give that little curious guy a wee break.
And actually that same little guy
has grown into a master Lego-buildin’
music-playin’, tender-hearted Ruby-lovin’, 
prayer warrior….
who can’t believe he used to do all that stuff.

He’s our resident prayer warrior
and we speak over him that he will be a mighty 
man of prayer, just like Elijah the prophet was…
and whenever we hear a siren 
or hear of a need, 
it’s Elijah who pipes up,
 “Mom, don’t you think we should pray??”
We are so grateful for his tender heart 
and powerful prayers…
And yup, 

he’s 7 today.

and no doubt
Mr. Elijah Mueller would love 
a shout-out for his special day!

32 thoughts on “This Guy Right Here

  1. Mr Elijah~ Happy Happy Happiest Day to you Buddy! I have a little treasure who turned 7 a couple of weeks ago! It was a great day around here and I'm sure that you will have a great day too! What great plans God has for a boy with a strong, Godly name like Elijah. Blessings for a super year!

  2. Hey Elijah,
    I hope you have the most fantastic 7th birthday ever….
    You certainly are a cutie…And, keep praying…that is
    a great thing to do….
    Love from NC

  3. oh how your face and radiant smile just light the way for Jesus! It has been sheer joy to watch you grow all the way up to 7!!! Oh how the Lord loves you, His Treasure! Blessed you with special gifts like praying, music and creating! Can't wait to see how the Lord will direct your path! It will be shining for Jesus that's for sure! Happy, Happy Birthday Elijah Mueller!! <3 cindy

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you are eating lots of cake (cake is my favorite food).

    I hope you have the loveliest day.

    Love Bec who lives in Sydney, Australia

  5. ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ BIRTHDAY ELIJAH! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
    Hope your day was as wonderful and as special as you!

  6. Happy birthday, Elijah! You are growing up into such a handsome young man. May you grow to love Jesus even more this year. I love that you keep your mommy on her toes with all the fun stuff that you find to do. Seven is such a Biblical number, so I pray this is your best year yet. (And maybe even this means a year of rest for your momma from all your funny stuff. Ha!)

  7. Happy Birthday Elijah!! You are growing up into such a fine young man! Gods anointing and blessings be upon you all the days of your life and may you dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

  8. Happy Birthday Elijah, from Elijah F. and his family in Virginia. (Remember how my Elijah called him "my friend, brown Elijah?"
    Have a blessed day,

  9. You, little big man, have touched my heart in ways you will never know! I can only imagine the adventures the Lord has in store for such a handsome, genuine, remarkable prayer warrior (with mad Lego skills!) You are so loved – at home and around the world. Thank you for touching so many hearts and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  10. He sounds like such a joy! Happy Birthday! My six and three year old sons do the same thing when they hear a siren. They will come running to me across a playground if they hear a siren so that we can stop and pray immediately. I love that they have learned how important prayer is for others so young!

  11. Mr. Elijah! I can't believe I missed seeing it was your birthday. But then again, maybe I missed your sweet mama's special announcement because I am trying to keep up with Treasure #6 who is doing EVERYTHING your mother posted of you when you were just a little guy. Baby powder poured over, inside, into, and under everything in 3 rooms before I knew what he was doing. Lotion (expensive stuff for our very dry skin) pumped out and applied to skin, clothes, windows, floors, and more. Pencil art that I keep finding on my walls. Ooooh, my 4 yo little boy is so full of curiosity . . . so I am very thankful to read that at 7 years old, you have outgrown stuff like that and find it funny that you *used* to get into mischief! One day, he will be 7, Lord willing, and we, too shall giggle and remember.
    Elijah, you are such a sweet boy and I always enjoy reading about you and your family. I hope your birthday was TERRIFIC! God bless you!
    A busy mommy in Texas

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