Has It Really Been 10 Years?

It is hard to believe that my youngest son turned 10 years old today.  Imagine, my little stinky boy, the boy that we considered our miracle child is growing up right before my eyes.  His presence in our family is truly a gift from God.  He is known as the “wild child.”  Those of you who know me would know why I smile about that title.

“MacDonald the Younger” continues to teach me more about myself every day.  I know that I can love with my whole heart in ways that I never thought I could.  I can be passionate about his health care, and I can be loving and gentle in the hours of his greatest needs.  Together with my wife, we can be a formidable force in helping the stinky boy through his special brand of hemophilia.  Through all of this, my son continues to teach me that our family is tough and can weather any storm that comes our way.

My son teaches me that there is much more love to be shared.  He reminds me that any wrongs that have been done to me should be left in the past, because his devotion is strong enough to wipe them all away.  I know that the best part of me is reclaimed by the smile on my son’s face when we throw caution to the wind, and play like we have never played before.

Finally, I give thanks for Mr. Mac today, because I believe his heart is one of the most tender that I have ever known.  The spirit of hospitality dwells deeply within him.  His presence makes me laugh more, enjoy more, and love more.  So, today I say happy birthday to my wonderful son.  My prayer for you is that you will continue to grow and be the person that God has created you to be.  I pray that you never doubt the love that I have for you, and the joy that I have knowing that you are my son!

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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