Oh, my sweet boy. You are a joy & a light in this family. This week has been really tough with you, but I'm seeing you grow in character each day. You are shy, but confident (& bossy.) Once you get to know someone you're telling them how it's done. You smile all.day.long. Well, except when you're throwing a fit & not getting your way, but even then you will crack easily.
You are compassionate. All day long you seek me out & ask "everything ok, mom?" You are so concerned when someone is hurt or something goes wrong. You love on your sister & can't stand if she's crying (even if you're the one who made her cry.) You believe a kiss from you can heal anything. Believe me it helps!
You are defiant. While this is incredibly difficult for your mama right now, I can only imagine what it could develop into. Oh, my sweet James, I have been praying for this defiance. I desire you to obey us as parents, but more than that, I desire you to seek to obey the Lord. But, I smile at this defiance. I pray that you will be defiant against injustice. That you will fight for the hurting, the sick, the left out. Combined with your compassion, I can only begin to imagine the kind of man you could be. Loving deeply & fighting hard for the oppressed. Fighting to share the love of Jesus, that will cure & heal all.
James, you are amazing. I am blown away every.single.day. that I get to be your mother.