The Grandma Moses card – the one with the vintage automobile on the front
there’s one for each of the brothers – each of my boys -and I give it to them when they turn 15.
Grandma Moses tells them,
“Life is what you make it,
always has been,
always will be”
I wrote to my son,
Not everyone starts out their first day held in the hands of a loving God like you did – and in that holding he gave you an extra measure of something wonder – a boldness for things of God.
As you know by now, there are moments of blessing, moments of challenge and those in-between moments where a lot of living happens – sometimes moments you call “boring” – but in all those moments you have a choice
a choice to love
a choice to find goodness
a choice to be kind
a choice to forgive
a choice to walk out your faith and hope in God when you might not see evidence of his favor.
Life is not about the challenge; it is about the choice
and the choices are what defines your life
Grandma Moses gave us some good advice. Live it well,
Happy 15th birthday!