Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pic of the Day:Another One?

9 years old

5 years old

My only son came to David and I today and told us that he felt like he was supposed to be a missionary. I asked him where he had heard this and he said nowhere. He felt like he was supposed to travel the world and tell people about God because he did not want to see them go to hell. He was trying to be so strong and I could see his lips trembling. His eyes welled up with tears. I asked him why he was crying. He said that he did not know why. I don't know about you but when I really feel God pulling at my heart to do something...I cry. He is so strong. So solid. Not perfect but he has a very kind heart.
When we get on to him about a certain fault, he is often harder on himself then we are on him. I love him. He and I are so much alike. We both detest change. We are both creative but lack imagination sometimes. He loves so deeply. If he loves you, he will love you forever and you can't change his mind. He is so strong-willed and many times , when he was young, I questioned about the greatness of that character trait. I can't tell you how many times I had to leave a grocery basket full of food in the middle of Wal- Mart because he threw a fit about something he wanted. I am talking two hour long battle with Sam over whether or not he should eat his green beans. Long story short...he ate the beans.
Through all of this, he has learned obedience. Samuel understands the difference between doing what we want to do and doing what is right. I love him for that. He is growing so fast. I hugged him and told him that no matter what he chose to do I hoped that it was what God was saying. My beautiful son is becoming a man before my eyes. I know that he is only 9 but, if you know him, he does not make decisions lightly and he is not likely to change his mind. All I can do is pray for my little missionaries and ask the Lord to take them where He wants them. I learned obedience from my son today.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure Sam was the first boy to love me just the way I was.