It is Not Just Another Day
It’s his day….the day God brought him into the world. Screaming, loving, laughing, giggling and ALL boy!
He is taking another step today….from boy to man….entering into adolescence. Some days closer to child than man, others, in the middle and some, surprising me and stepping out in ways I never imagined he would at this age.
My pregnancy…was not easy. More than once I was told…”You will not carry this baby for another 48 hours”….yet, God had other plans. His plans unfold more and more each day. As I sit and listen, watch and talk with this boy-man…..I am amazed.
Did I really carry him? Was he just a babe who kept me awake and filled me with joy I never imagined?
Each day is filled with something new. He is wrestling….his knowledge of the Word is amazing…He can answer questions and carry on conversations that push me farther into the word, farther into my own faith. And…he’s wrestling to make it his own.
I love our late night conversations…his mind awake, his heart searching and seeking.
And while the questions….in this mama’s heart….sometimes are hard to hear…I’m thankful he is asking and searching now. I’m blessed that he trusts and knows he is loved and safe…..so, he can wrestle now…and not when he leaves our home.
And while he is serious one minute in the midst of deep contemplation of truth, love and understanding…you just never know when his silly, never ending way of making a person smile may light up a room in a way you never imagined….
And today…is not just another day. It is not the day he planned….his usual celebration with donuts and a friend along to enjoy the day possibly skateboarding, etc.
No….it’s time to go have his hands checked again….. and we know we will come home with new casts. So, it’s not his usual special day…but, it will be special none-the less….and I”m thankful for this day…as I sit and ponder old pictures and journals i have kept over the years. As I watch him sit behind ‘his dog’…..putting others in front, as he sits in the back, desiring to love others more….even if he is faded in the back ground…
and I am blessed…..
and give thanks!
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