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More Life Lessons From Ethan

Yesterday Ethan came running and screaming from the backyard. I could tell he was in pain and asked him what was wrong. I couldn't see any scraps on him. When he turned around I saw a few spots of blood and I am thinking, were did it come from. I don't see any open wound. I picked him up and started looking at his body. Still nothing. He started calming down and he said, "broke my head" So I checked his head and there was a big bump on it. No big gash or anything. Thank goodness. Caleb and Brent were outside so I asked them if he fell from the slide or something else. My little guy can climb up anything. They said no the rake fell on him. He was trying to pull a rake loose from hanging up near the shed. When it did come loose it fell on his head. My poor Ethan.

I put an ice pack on him and prayed. Shortly after he was ready to start jumping an playing again. I kept following him everywhere. I didn't want him to bump his bump.

Ethan, can fall, scrape his knee but a few minutes later he doesn't remember the pain any more and is ready to take on life again. Two weeks ago he was playing with his Texas pop gun and he pinched his finger. It was black and blue, four days ago he was looking and laughing at me while walking and he ran right into the corner of the wall, two days ago he picked up a bee and it stung him and every time he will cry, get over it and move on. (even though I am not over it yet and still want to hold him)

By the end of the day yesterday I was a wreck. I had to get down on my knees and give Ethan to the Lord. I prayed God's protection over him and realized that as much as I love him I can't protect him like God can. Even on a deeper level: I thought Lord, one day my kids are going to leave and I won't be there to protect them and it hit me full force on how much I want my children to trust in the Lord. (We'll maybe I should say it hit me again) For them to do everything for Christ. I prayed that my children will seek him all their days. I prayed that they keep their hearts pure, that they will do good deeds, they will give all the glory to God and not themselves. That they will live for God and every step that they take will be for Him.

When they go off on their own I want them to be firmly rooted in God's Word so that they will never fall away.

Ethan has also taught me that when things get tough, get back up. Don't complain or whine, just get back up. Don't think, "why me" just get back up and when you do get back up, look up. Look to God he is always there.

Thank you Lord for today. I pray I don't waste any of it on falling down. That I won't give not even a minute to satan. I pray that every breath I take is for you. Every step that I take is for you. Every dish that I wash if for you. I am an example of Christ to my children and I want to be a good one!

To read more about my little guy click here (I transferred this from Homeschoolblogger so I'll have to find the link. Until then I don't have it).
In Him,
Ethan always jumping, climbing or running

My Ethan.
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Proverbs 4:20-25 NIV

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