Saturday, March 2, 2013

Short Years

I sensed this strongly as I watched Josh got up stage to receive his Mock Trial trophy last night.

Since when he is in high school? I still remember that little guy who loved to build LEGO and sculpted Charlie Chaplin with his modeling clay.

The boy who enjoyed the AWANA program and loved to run in that game circle.

The boy who kicked that soccer ball and batted that baseball not long ago.

The boy who was so eager to sign up for the CAP program that he reported to duty the night he turned 12.

The boy who loved to watch all those old, black and white movies with his family...

It all seemed like yesterday all these took place. Then one day...

He seemed to have grown a foot, then another, then another.

Now he is a whole head taller than me.

Now he watches movies like LOTR, the Narnia, Courageous, Hunger Game, etc...

Now he ranks Senior Master Sargent in the CAP program...

Now he is playing basketball and giving it all that he has...

Now he helps out as a SPARK game director in the AWANA program.

Now he plays mine-craft and listens to music on his iPod...

Now he is in the high school Mock Trial program and grows even more...

The nurturing years are coming to an end in just a few more short years. He will be ready and equipped to enter young adulthood.

I pray that he will reverent God in his life and that his action will be beyond reproach. Should he stumble I pray that he finds God's mercy and grace are there to embrace him and that he won't take them for granted. Amen.


Third place as a Bailiff.

Who did he meet but Samwise Gamgee!




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