We have all had days that changed our lives. Usually more than one.
Today was one of those days.
11 years ago, God blessed us with a child after years of infertility. Like Abraham and Sarah - we had given up on our dreams to have a child.
Then God blessed us with Boo and our lives have never been the same.
Through all the ups and downs, all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that is part of being a parent - we have always come back to being grateful to God for giving us this precious life to take care of.
Watching him grow has been the surest proof to me that there is a God and that he loves us and cares for us. Being a father has given me a deeper appreciation of what God, our perfect Father, must be like. Seeing my son helps me to see myself as how God must see me.
Imperfect, struggling, petty, sinful but also loving, generous, and above all - I love him despite all the imperfections. Like the way God loves me. Like the way that God loves all of us.
On the worst day, I would still give my life for Boo. Just like the way God gave his life for the worst of us.
So, this is the day that my life changed - again! And it was all because of Boo.
Happy Birthday Boo - I love you!