Wednesday, November 21, 2012
It's so very close to Thanksgiving and there is so much work that needs to be happening in my kitchen right now, but I have to take a second and write about how much I am thankful for these two guys! They are my world!
If life had gone according to my plans, I would be writing and producing films.. maybe even have a couple of Oscars by now.... but I am so thankful that I wasn't calling the shots on this one.
These two you see pictured above are by far the best things I could ever have "produced"! They are my masterpiece productions!
Cody, my oldest, is amazing. He is my Shooter Jennings look-alike, but even with all his rebel long hair and bushy beard.. (remember, this is No Shave November) he has the most gentle and compassionate spirit of anyone I have ever met.
Cody and I serve at Chat Hosts at LifeChurch.TV Church Online. I love when someone comes to the chat room with really heavy questions and he answers them with wisdom that defies his 19 years. Others will come to chat to stir up trouble and he is able to deal with them in a kind way that let's them know that while their antics aren't appreciated they are more than welcome! He has changed lives by allowing himself to be used by God!
Cody has taught me that life isn't about what you can't do, but what you can do! He is a program director at a wonderfully innovative new school called Element. He is passionate about not allowing kids to be limited by their "labels" but rather celebrating what they do best. He knows from experience. His own autism spectrum diagnosis never limited him. He is a gifted writer and a budding musician and has an inner joy that can't be contained. I want to be like him when I grow up!
Dillon is my baby but sometimes he just seems older and wiser than me. He certainly bosses me around in the kitchen... (Maybe I should just set him loose with all the baking that must be done before tomorrow and I will take it easy!)
I always speak about Dillon being a present day King David. He is a deep thinker and has the emotional range you see when you read the Psalms. He is a man after God's own heart and has a heart for worship. True worship. He doesn't want to perform for man, he wants to worship God and when he does, the Spirit falls and it's palpable.
Dillon's only weakness, well, besides being allergic to dogs, which he loves, is he is a perfectionist. He gets frustrated easily when he is not the best at what he sets out to do.. Fortunately, he has channeled this into a positive, and as a result plays several musical instruments and, even as we speak, he is working on perfecting his sketching techniques.
My boys can make the worst days better, and the best days brilliant. They make me collapse in laughter and beam with pride.
I will be forever thankful and amazed that God trusted Jim and I with these two!
This is what I was meant to do!