He has always tried to display his strength. Whether it be physically, emotionally or even mentally.. he wants to show others that he's got what it takes. I know John Eldridge says this is one of the questions every boy grows up struggling with, "Do I have what it takes?". It has been obvious with our Ethan. I thank God that his Father, my husband, continually answers that question for him. He is continually telling Ethan he can do it. Telling him he is capable. Putting him in situations where he can prove it.
This precious gift we've been blessed with brings us joy daily. As his parents both of us are looking to Jesus to show us how to help mold his character to fit his personality. How to set him on the path HE should go, so that when he is old... he will not part from it. What a tremendous honor it is to be a parent and partner with our Lord to create within these children a heart that understands the cry within. The cry each of us have within but don't always understand. The cry that is so easily distracted with things of this world. The cry for HIM. This is why I love that at the age of two this precious boy began singing.. "Open the eyes of my heart Lord". As well as.. what reminds me to continue to pray it with him.