Letter to My Son

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” ~James 1:17

Last week my son went on a senior retreat  for his last year of high school and parents were asked to write letters. I thought I’d share mine as a testament to the goodness of the Lord. 

Dearest Chad, 
God allowed me to have a dream about you a couple of months before you were born. I dreamed about a beautiful, big, brown-eyed baby boy with dark wavy hair. And true to my dream, this is exactly what you were. You have always been the child of my dreams. I knew I loved you before I met. 

I remember your first night at home. Quiet, you gazed about your new surroundings, your luminous eyes taking it all in and your little rosebud lips forming a perfect O. I thought that you were the most precious, exquisite, and adorable thing that I had ever had the fortune to behold. And I still see you this way. 

I remain so thankful that when God chose a baby from the Cabbage Patch (my version of the birds and bees) that he handpicked you just for me. There are no words in the English lexicon adequate enough to express the depth of my love or the amount of pride I have for you, though pressed to choose, magnificent comes to mind. 

You are one of the best blessings God has so graciously bestowed upon me. If God gave me a choice of sons I would still choose you a thousand times…and then one more.

There are so many things I love about you. I appreciate how kindhearted, polite, funny, respectful, inquisitive, insightful, intellectual, and intelligent you are. One day you will make some lucky young lady a good husband. 

I am proud of you for making a choice daily to do the right things despite the worldly society we live in. To paraphrase Proverbs 31:29, “Many sons have done well, But you excel them all.” Chad, raising you has been a pleasure. Now if I could only get you to keep your room clean!

I pray fervently that God may forever keep You in His shadow. Always remember Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.” I love you to infinity and beyond (in my Buzz Lightyear voice)!

 

Mom

 

Thank Him Thursday

“And a little child shall lead them.” ~Isaiah 11:6

Yesterday I was riding on a bent rim and a tire that wouldn’t hold air and I didn’t even know it! On the way to work earlier that day, I had the misfortune of hitting a deep pothole. I pulled over and checked the tires but they appeared to be fine. 

After picking up my youngest son from school, I had stopped at the gas station when a man approached my car and told me. I thought the car was riding funny and I had even checked all four tires twice and nothing seemed amiss.

This kind stranger also put air in the tire so we could make it home.

The style of my tires are “rubber band” which means they are very thin to showcase the rim. It would have been a terrible thing had it completely went flat while driving 60+ mph on the highway.

But God kept me from harm.

The gas station was less than three minutes from home but I prayed all the way. A little voice chimed in and said his own beautiful, wee orisons. I was touched and thankful that he understands when we experience any form of trouble-big or small, we are to take it to the Lord.

Thank you Lord and amen!