Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jonathan enters the double digits

My oldest son will be ten on Tuesday.  I just can't seem to believe it.  It shouldn't come as a surprise.  He has gotten so tall and believe it or not his voice is already getting deeper.  He is so handsome and kind and an amazing guitar player.  And the thing I am most thankful for right now - he is still my snuggler.  Thank goodness for Harry Potter books.  He will snuggle up next to me and let me read to him for an hour or more when we have a chance.
Jonathan at 10 years old:
He LOVES guitar.  Guitar is just his thing.  He wakes up in the morning and plays guitar.  He loves his lessons.  He loves to look at guitars.  Dream about guitars.  And he can really wail on that thing.  He amazes me. He got his first electric guitar for his birthday last year, so he has only been playing for a year - only taking real lessons since June.  He is AMAZING!
Jonathan is kind.  This has always been one of his best qualities.  He cares about others.  He still worries a little too much, but his heart is so compassionate that he can't stop himself.
Jonathan is silly.  My favorite joke that he tells is "two drums and a cymbal fall down the stairs. Bud um bum."  His smile will melt your heart.
Jonathan is shy.  He has always been very shy, but you wouldn't believe how he has come out of his shell in the last year.  And if he is behind his guitar - you'd never know he had a shy bone in his body.
Jonathan is an amazing brother.  Kaitlin and Jonathan are really lucky to have this kid.  I wonder if they realize it?

As he turns ten  - what are my prayers for Jonathan?
I pray that God makes his faith his own - that he will begin to own his faith independently.
I pray that God claims his heart in a very tangible and unshakable way.
I pray that God shows Jon how to use his gifts for His glory (music, compassion, leadership).
I pray that he will learn to practice peace and hand worry over to God.
I pray that he will learn how to be assertive in a godly way (it's very easy to walk all over this young man).
I pray that I will be the mother he needs when he needs me and that I will be able to let go when he needs me to let go.

Thank you God for the blessing of Jonathan in our lives.  Wow!  

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