There are many times in my life when I am so proud of my boys. And then there are also many, when I just want to sink into the floor because of something they have said or done.
This is a very proud moment.
TJ is 14. He is also a Christian. Now that combination right there is sometimes hard to live with. I remember being a teen and trying to be a Christian at the same time. You are often laughed at, made fun of behind your back, and held to a higher standard than others.
Thankfully, my children don't seem to shrink from their Faith around their friends like I may have done at the same age. I am very Proud of them.
Last night TJ was on the phone and I heard him discussing a Bible passage. I naturally assumed that he was talking to his Youth Pastor or one of the other Youth kids from church.
I couldn't have been more wrong. He was talking to the girl he likes. Yes, he was sharing his faith with not only someone from school, but with a girl that he really likes. They were discussing 1 John 5:14-15. I know this because she was having trouble finding 1 John and he was explaining right where it was.
After he got off of the phone, I asked him what was up. He said he was trying to show her how powerful prayer is.
Wow - I am humbled by his faith.
I pray that he continues along this path. That as he continues along the right path, that he will not stray as far as I did. That when he is ready to settle down with someone, she is someone like the girl on the other side of his phone call. A Christian woman who he can share his faith with.