Knowing Our Big Boy---late bday tribute
By far, the Big Boy's favorite Ohio adventure: Aunt S's Farm! The husband and I have always known the boy was designed to be a farmer from his love for animals to his inquisitive nature in understanding how life operates to his simple love of quiet time. He proved us right. The moment his
foot green croc hit the dirt, it was as if he was home. Holding baby ducks, feeding hens, gathering eggs, petting goats, chasing barn cats, observing the rooster and riding the tractor. It was so sweet for my heart to watch him be in love with an activity and truly engage in something that feels natural to him. My spirit just bubbles with joy at the privilege it is to know my Big Boy more and more. He's tender. He's smart. He's quiet. He thinks and thinks and then thinks some more. He's stubborn. He's passionate. He's determined. One must be patient and willing to truly know him. He's not into the crowd or following what's popular. I look at him and see positively a wondrous person. I look forward to watching his life journey unfold more and more. I pray his passion is used for righteousness, his smarts for truth, and his stubbornness for good.
Here's to you Big Boy! I'm so humbled that you were crafted just for us. And after 5 years, I know I've only hit the tippy tip of the iceberg in understanding you and knowing what makes your inner heart smile. It was a delight to watch you fall in love with all a farm has to offer. I hope we can take some of that passion, and find ways to nurture and grow it....even without a farm.