"…And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

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Willing to serve

He did it!

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me back up.

This is a special month for us, because this month, my husband and our teenage sons are serving communion together on Sunday mornings for the very first time. I can’t put into words how I feel about this (and I’m not often speechless), but I know I get goosebumps when I look up there and see the three of them standing side by side, serving all together.

I’m proud of Troy. Although he didn’t grow up in a Christian home, he has grown to be a faithful Christian man. He continues to amaze me with who he has become, and is becoming.

I’m proud of Chandler. Not a lot of 15-year-old guys want to get up in front of a congregation full of people and give a little talk, the way he did yesterday. I’m proud of the way he thinks and the fact that he’s willing to share those thoughts with the rest of us to help us focus on what’s important.

But I’ll admit it…I’m especially proud of Connor. You see, Connor is my shy child. He’s always been bashful. He’s only fourteen, and he just became a Christian a couple of months ago. The thought of getting up in front of people terrifies him. (And the thought of standing up there in dress clothes is even worse!)

But, he did it.

Yesterday (Sunday) morning I awoke to a lot of banging around upstairs. I ran up to see what was going on, and found Connor… hair fixed, teeth brushed, and completely dressed, right down to his shoes!  AT SEVEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING!  (That’s two hours before we had to be there!)  He was so nervous he couldn’t sleep and I guess he just wanted to get ready and get it all over with.

But that’s OK, because he did it. None of us likes to step out of his comfort zone. But sometimes we just need to. I am proud of Connor for reminding me of that.

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Who is this young man, and what has he done with my little boy?

Something about braces and a tie on the same kid just gets to me…

This scrapbook page is a recent favorite since it showcases our oldest son who is growing up in so many ways, and faster than I ever thought possible.

Journaling reads:

Yep–Chandler is definitely growing up. He is a teenager–15 years old–taller and much stronger than me. But the physical growth isn’t what I’m most impressed by…..We bought him some nice dress clothes for Sundays since he & Troy would be serving the Lord’s Supper together all this month. But, when November was over, he told me he planned to dress this way every Sunday. And he has. Yep–he’s growing up.

What milestones have you and/or your kids hit recently? I’d love to hear about them.

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