|Samuel being tattooed|
John Lennon, Beautiful Boy
Time is weird. In the past two weeks my son Samuel turned 18, was tattooed and graduated from High School... in that order. Three benchmark moments occurred within a few days. But that's not the weird part. The weird part is that he was born just the other day. Well, it seems like the other day. Was it really eighteen years ago?
Samuel has always been perceptive. His child-like comments become known in our household as Sammyisms. I recorded some of them in journals. Here are a few, each spoken before Samuel turned five:
"God can see the wind."
"God made butterflies so art can fly."
"You don't see rainbows at nighttime."
"Sometimes God asks us to do hard things."
"Dad, I want to fly. Will you make gravity go away?"
"My heart feels I should have a cookie."
"When you live in the Bible the Bible is your world."
"When I get to heaven, the first thing I'm gonna do is give God a kiss and a hug."
Congratulations, Samuel. You are a blessing to me and to all who know you.
May the Lord bless you, and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
and give you peace.