Our firstborn son turned 30 today. God, you saw him, didn’t you, nestled like a little seed in my middle that day I stood shivering by the car, 16 and pregnant, clinging to Steve so I didn’t slip from consciousness? You saw him ten years later and twenty and now thirty, strong and brave and faithful. You saw him reaching millions of people through education, and saving the lives of two toddlers, and bringing light to more lives than we can count (but you have numbered). You saw him as a fierce leader and a brother and a husband and a daddy. You knew it would all be okay, even as we stood there unsure of how it would all come together. It did, and I am grateful. 



One thought on “Thirty

  1. I'm trailing right behind you my brother. I can't believe the turning of the tides has brought us to this day. It what seems so short a time. The one thing I thank God for on a daily basis are the friends in my life. You like few others have been such a shining point. A pillar of guidance, wisdom, and quick wit. You have been there for me every time I have needed. Even though we are not of the same blood lineage I proudly call you my Brother any day. Here's to you on your day may all the blessings of our Lord be upon you. I can't wait to celebrate with you and the rest of the family on Sunday.Regards, Mike

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