A Hope And A Future

Luke's workplace had something of a yardsale last week.  They sold old office equipment, and hubby made out like a bandit!  He came home with a drafting table, a big metal 4 drawer file cabinet (perfect for all those archived papers in the garage), and 4 lockers (also perfect for the garage - one for each kiddo!).  Guess what he paid?  $20!  What a steal!

Our Ben took one look at the drafting table and claimed it as his own.  "That will be perfect for my designing!"  He grabbed some pens and paper, a stool, and promptly got to work before we could even drag the thing into the house.  

He said he invented me a "house cleaning robot".  I love that boy.  I hope all his dreams come true ;-)

Ben is a fun kid, but has a rather serious and thoughtful nature.  He can be running around the backyard with his buddies one minute...and the next he's disappeared.  When I find him, he's typically sitting on the floor somewhere "inventing".  He just gets ideas in his head, and starts sketching them out...with dimensions and everything.

Hubby and I have technical backgrounds....and it seems that this area of interest is somewhat genetic.  We don't coach him, promise.  In fact, sometimes I'd rather see the kid tossing a ball around!

Ben just loves to think...explore...solve...improve...understand EVERYTHING.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that Ben asks questions about life and faith and God that I didn't think to contemplate until I was at least 30 years old.  

This boy of mine - he has a bright future.  I think it's a gift that he has such a firm grasp on what he loves to do.  Do you remember struggling to figure out the direction you wanted to go when you were supposed to choose a major in college?  It was agony for me.  It won't be for my Ben!

And his heart - oh, his heart.  It belongs firmly to the Lord, and for that I will be forever and overwhelmingly grateful.  He believes, he has the boldness to share his heart, and he trusts in a way that only seems possible for children.  I hope he never loses these gifts either.

I can't imagine raising children in this world without the Lord - terrifying! 

Thank you, Lord for saving my boy.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

aknaturegirl  – (6/19/2009 12:21:00 AM)  

Your children are all so amazing and I think Ben probably has a better grasp on most things than I do! I love this blog and the face Ben is making... you can see is wheels working!

Amy Krupinski  – (6/19/2009 11:34:00 AM)  

32 years old, four kids & a hubby, and I STILL don't know what I want to be when I grow up! Lucky Ben ;)

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