My son’s Birthday
It is a special day Tyler turns fifteen yes that’s right fifteen. Michelle and I now have two kids in our house that are fifteen years of age. I am sure many of you are thinking is that really possible two kids that close in age. Well if you haven’t heard that story then bug me and I might tell you. But today is about Tyler. He is a great young man that is a leader at school, on the football field, and at home. As a parent I have enjoyed every step of the way with all of my kids and Tyler being the only BOY gets a little different attention. We have had late nights playing video games, going hunting together, watching football, and being manly. If I have to explain that statement then you are not manly.
This week one of Tyler’s coaches pulled me aside and shared with me a conversation that happened between him and Tyler. You see Tyler has been elected by the team and coaches as one of the team captains a job that he takes very serious. So serious that after his recent game a loss, Tyler stayed after everyone had gone and cleaned up the locker room. When the coach came in and saw what Tyler was doing he told him that he didn’t need to do that. Tyler said “I am one of the captains this is my job.” The coach asked where the other guys were. Tyler said “I don’t know I am here and it is getting done.” Then this is what the coach shared with me, Tyler went on to say “I have always been taught that to be a leader you first have to serve.” I can not tell a lie, pride was an issue for me at that moment. I am so proud of the children that God has loaned to me. He constantly is teaching me new things about His amazing grace and mercy through these kids.
“Father thank you for allowing me to have a part in the wonderful life that Tyler brings to this earth. May we continue to see him grow in you and in his boldness to serve and share your love with others.”
Check out what he used to look like, if you have any comments for Tyler please leave them here and I will send them to him.