Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy 8th Birthday Brady

It was eight years ago today that Brady Benjamin Ward made me a dad.  I rejoice and thank God for the gift of my son.  

Brady Benjamin Ward
I still remember the day he was born like yesterday and yet now I have this big, strong—and tall!!— boy living in my home. (He may be taller than me some day.) 

Brady at his 8th birthday party yesterday.
I am so proud of all Brady is doing in school and also happy to see him being such a good friend to others both at school and at church.  I think that being someone that others can depend on to be a friend in life is a very valuable asset.

Other events unfolding this day offer me a sober reminder that even as we rejoice today, other's mourn.  I know all too well the reality of that dichotomy of life.  They also remind me that we can never take even one moment our time together as parent and child for granted. 

Lord willing, I look forward to many more years giving my son roots to help him find his wings, and watching him grow into the person God has created him to be.

Happy Birthday son!  

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