I was having a little trouble before, writing a birthday blog post to Alex in light of what was transpiring in our extended family. It is just heart-wrenching. I can't imagine the pain of losing a child, and pray I will never know.
I share this picture in celebration of children everywhere...for every birthday and every knew day we awake with the breath of life. Here is our 12 year old with his requested ice-cream cake, courtesy of Poppa and Didi of course!
I just can't believe how fast he is growing! I NEVER thought my chubby little baby boy, with the squishiest thighs ever, would be so tall and skinny. His bones seem like they might pop out...and it isn't for his lack of eating!
He is still such a cutie and maturing so quickly as well. He still makes us laugh, but it is fascinating to watch how he behaves now. Sunday, at church, I had the honor of watching him speak about the disciples of Jesus during the youth service. He shared about their lifestyles and how, despite the way the world saw many of them, the Savior of the world CHOSE them.
I pray as Alexander becomes a man, that message will stay with him...that heart-check to not judge people based on the outside or what seems to be, but rather to see their potential in Jesus.
I pray that he will always love the Lord and be bold to speak up for Him.
I pray that he will know who he is in Jesus and live to glorify Him and His name alone, never himself.
Alex-keep your eyes on eternity and not this fleeting world. Always treat others as you want to be treated and God will take care of you. I'm so thankful that you are understanding the things that truly matter in this life. I treasure you son.