March 13, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday, Porter!

Dearest Porter,

Intensity. Compassion. Kindness. Generosity. These are the words that immediately come to mind when I think of you. You love, and you love hard.

Porter Wendell

Your mind is always on. You continually evaluate and reevaluate your environment, looking for ways to bring improvement. Sometimes you are met with opposition by those who can’t see (or won’t see) the many upgrades you are proposing. Always remember, the good is the eternal enemy of the best. May the short-sightedness of others (including your parents) never quench your desire to seek out God's best. May you speak truth to others in Godly boldness, but also in Godly grace (Colossians 4:6).

Porter is 7!

You possess the heart of a warrior. Relentless. Passionate. Determined. Just. You have a God-given desire to do what is right, and you hold yourself to a high moral standard. Please know though, you will make mistakes. Many, many mistakes. In fact, you will flat out sin. But no matter what you do, nothing, and I mean nothing, can separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus your Lord (Romans 8:39). Relish in this truth!

My Beautiful Boy

Happy 7th Birthday, my dear boy. I love you, and I am blessed to call you my son.