As with most of you with children, you know morning time can prove to be a stressful time. Yesterday morning I didn’t respond in the best way to the brotherly bickering and rushing around. I was angry and in a bad mood as was Jett. Consequently I think both of us remained in somewhat of a funk throughout the day.
As I rushed this morning to get children dressed, groomed and breakfast made, he slipped a note on the stove. After making my way through the note, I was anxious to run into his room and give him a hug and thank him for such a special note. He said he was just trying to show me he loves me.
I have a feeling Jett was just doing what he can to make the morning go smoother. He has been known to give me a hug when he can tell I am stressed or angry. Though I would love to take credit for this, I am not sure if this type of intuition can be taught. Laura and I have always known this one is a very special one with God’s hand all over him. Jake is too of course, but Jett just has a way about him that feels spirited. He has a gift of words and affirmation even at this early age and won’t hesitate to show it. That makes me realize that I need to affirm him as his father in the same way as that seems to be his love language.
I also don't think it was coincidental that the note was written on a journal with this scripture at the bottom:
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.
So this note caused me to stop right in my tracks and acknowledge a few things:
-A small token of love goes a long way
-I feel that he feels that I am doing okay as a father
-I am blessed to have a loving home to wake up to and to go home to everyday
-I am blessed to be a father and have the responsibility of raising a family (God help me)
-I am reminded of what is really important in the everyday routine of things- love
Lord help me to raise these boys. Help me to show them You in how I deal with both of them and Laura. You have blessed me with the responsibility of having a family and I don’t take that lightly, but I need your help. Help me to love them, guide them, show them their way, and to teach them. Help me understand the importance of this assignment. You’ve done good with them, now help me to mold them. Forgive me when I fall short. Thank you for another day with this precious family you have given to me.