In everything giving thanks-11

Today as I continue my month-long daily chronicle of the things for which I am thankful, I express my gratitude for my Number Three son, my contrary child. His moods are as extreme as the day and the night and sometimes I’m not sure which I prefer! He is at turns bouncing and jovial as well as petulant and moody and yet I love him both as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

He is determined to be his own man and as often as I find myself in a tug-of-war of wills, I admit I both respect and admire his dogged independence. He brings a richness, an unexpected-ness, to our lives through his intensity and his stubborn resolve. As I’ve said before, I pray the Lord will take my boy’s determination to be different and live different and use it for His glory and the furthering of His kingdom. And I pray for grace and wisdom for my husband and I to teach him to live contrary to this world!

Today I am profoundly and inexpressibly thankful for the gift of my Number Three boy.


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

2 thoughts on “In everything giving thanks-11”

  1. Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to see you are enjoying a month of thanks as well! It has totally helped me focus on the BLESSINGS we all have. I love the individuality of each of our children too – God can use every personality for His glory! 🙂 Have a great day!

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