October 4, 2012


A decade has passed since I looked into this sweet little face for the first time.

 A decade since I saw this smile for the first time.
A decade since I was given one of the greatest gifts, the gift of being a mom.  I am so thankful that God chose to give me this boy. He has such a tender heart toward the Lord and the lost. He is helpful and considerate of his siblings and others.  We have always called him our 100% kid.  You never have to wonder how he is feeling or what he is thinking.  He is always 100% of whatever he is...and I love that about him!

 A dear friend wrote today that she hoped he would be brave like David, forgiving as Joseph, and ambitious as Paul.  I would add to that, I pray he will have the integrity of Daniel, the faith of Abraham, the loyalty of Caleb, and the heart of Jesus.
 I don't know how we went so quickly from that tiny, little guy to this active, responsible young man.
 I don't know what the next decade will bring for him or me as his mom.  I don't know where God is going to lead him in life.
 I do know that I want to cherish the gift of every day the Lord gives me with him.
 I do know that when I look into his face, it makes me want to be a better mom.
 I do know that he has extended me so much grace as I have figured this mom thing out.  I know he and I are learning and growing together. 
 I do know that whatever happens, and wherever life leads him, I pray he will always choose to look up and keep his focus on the one who holds the answers.
So another decade from now, I pray that his gaze will still be fixed above.