Thursday, April 28, 2011

Timothy Award

When Colin was in his first year of Awana, Chief Babysitter Andy got his Timothy Award.  It's one of the highest awards that organization gives out.  We were just learning about Colin and the autism spectrum and just starting to get used to the idea that our dreams for Colin might not be how things were going to go.  I think every parent goes through that to one degree or another, but it's hard when they're four.

Anyway, I remember watching Andy and crying.  I thought to myself, "This is what I want for Colin.  He doesn't have to be a big soccer star.  He doesn't have to be a big academic star.  He doesn't need to be captain of the debate team.  I just want him to love Jesus and memorize his word."

Well, Colin does and so much more.  More than he, Brent or I could ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20

1 comment:

  1. You made me cry...And your words ring true for any parent. That what we should be praying for is a soft heart, moldable life, and a spirit that loves Jesus. Thanks for the kick in the pants. :)