When Jesus Saved My Son [Twice Actually]

Jesus saved my son.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, Eli received the gospel of Jesus Christ and my son became my brother.

We waited to announce it publicly until now because Eli wanted to tell some people face to face.  He has always preferred quiet moments in which to share things.  I have loved watching him tell the story to others.  He desires to be baptized (to celebrate his rebirth-day) on his actual birthday and we are so excited.

In reality, Jesus saved my son twice.

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The 2nd Handful

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I am now the father of two 5-year-olds.

14 days ago, we celebrated Obadiah’s birthday.  Since he turned 5, he was telling everyone that he was “1 whole handful.”  So, I guess today, I have two whole handfuls.  I think I have known that for quite sometime.

Eli came home when he was 2.  Now living with us for 3 years, there is something special about the fact that he has been with us longer than he has been without us.

I am so honored to be the father of this little boy.

I cannot imagine our family without him.

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I’m Now the Father of Two 4-Year-Olds

What a precious thought to wake up to this morning: my beloved son Eli is 4-years-old.

It’s hard to imagine that I have two 4-year-olds in the house now, but I couldn’t be any prouder than I am of these boys.  On Eli’s birthday, my heart is full of joy and my head is full of memories of all that God has done in and through him in his short life.

Eli, you are loved more than you could possibly know.  Not only by us, but you have been embraced by such a large extended family.  You were “uplifted” and yet you have done more uplifting of your own than most people have in their entire lives.

As you become the big boy age of 4 today, I wanted to give 4 perspectives of why 4 close people love you:

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Happy 3rd Birthday, Eli!

Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord, children, a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth.”  -Psalm 127:3

Happy birthday, Eli!  You are most definitely a reward!  We treasure every day getting to be your mommy and daddy.  You are a precious son in whom we are so proud.  Here’s just a few of the reasons why we love you:

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Praying With Your Eyes Wide Open

When we were little, adults taught us to pray with our eyes closed.  I suppose it had something to do with eliminating distractions or focusing on the One that we can’t see physically.

My son, Eli, has a different approach.

And I don’t plan on stopping him.

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