Friday, April 09, 2010
You'll Wanna Stick Around
This is my friend Katie.
Each year while our kids home school test we get to play.
This year our playing meant the world to me.
I'm lucky, I get to plan our adventures and she doesn't question what we do; she smiles her beauteous smile and we head out.
This year I made her drive.
I love Katie for who she is and the friend that she is to me.
Katie's story is really neat and in some ways parallels my own. Her story now holds an extra special place in my heart. Katie is the mom of a daughter and a son, wife to a knight on a shiny firetruck, bow and arrow in his hand. Katie is an amazing mom and her daughter Faith is one of the most precious young ladies I know. Faith has a heart of gold and her 10-year-old life already mirrors her Savior Jesus Christ.
But Katie's story, that's the story that is near to my heart right now. The simple version: Katie found out she was going to be a mom at the age of 16,
Faith was born 2 weeks after her 17th birthday.
See, my life took a turn for the different on Monday, March 29th when my 16-year-old son came home with BIG news.
My 16 year old son, who is a gift from God and a huge joy in my life, gave me the news that his girlfriend is pregnant. Their child will be born 2 weeks after he turns 17.
Yep, you read that correct. Go back and read it again if you think you misread it.
You can believe I will be blogging this journey.
This journey from motherhood to Yiayia-hood*.
"Be joyful always,
Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thes. 5:16-18