We did some celebrating of Corvan’s life this last week. He turned fourteen years old. I can hardly wrap my brain around it. He will be a freshman next year, blows my mind. I am going to live each day, day to day, and not look to what is ahead and just enjoy.
The thing is with Corvan, he has been thru some things in his little world that I always seem to get the after picture all the while he is making wise decisions and I am completely unaware most of the time until I put two and two together. I would say those prayers that I pray, God has his hand on him. The school that Corvan goes to is a bit on the rough side along with a few good teachers but in my opinion most of them I have had encounters with and I am not a confrontational person. I’m the mother, for the most part, that if something comes my way I automatically make my kid guilty before proven innocent. Until I find they really are innocent and then I go to battle for them.
I always tell my kids, “no matter what, I am on your side” and then when I drop them off from school I pray that whatever is going on that it comes to the light and that God would provide a hedge of protection around them, that what goes in the ears or whatever they see needs to be heard or saw and that which needs to be shielded, SHIELD and PROTECT!!! Our kids go thru so much in a day, we have no idea the moral, ethical, decision making they have to go thru every single day. The stuff that comes at them boggles my mind.
Corv, he deals with it like a champ. THis year, he saw stuff coming his way that he didn’t want to be apart of and has just chosen to go another way. It kind of baffled me at times, almost with a inquisitive not getting it lack of understanding. For example, he has created a group of new friendships that I’m so proud of him for making. He makes these silent decisions and I just PRAY that he will continue to make right choices.
I want to get better at trusting God with him and know that God is guiding him in truth and love way better than I can ever do. I am so grateful for it all.
We spent the evening of his birthday with family at the bowling rink. Bowling is always fun entertainment, isn’t it?
He looks 14 in this picture, well at least above 4.
Cousin ‘Mana’ and Chad joined us. Let’s just say, they love her like the star that she is.
Then we went to the bike park for more fun, spring break just didn’t quite finish up the fun.
This was intentional, Oh Brayden.
Corv getting his game on.
I am one blessed Momma to get to raise this boy. He always surprises me by teaching me something new about him or that I didn’t even realize was in him. Dang, I just love him!
I pray the next year of his world impacts me the way that it has and that I find myself in awe of the Lord’s goodness just one more time.