Today Jaxon turns 4 years old! Now, I know we are a bit partial, but we just think Jaxon is the coolest kid EVER! He has such a tender, compassionate heart, but loves to be a boy and play superheroes, sword fight and wrestling. He is a homebody. I would say his favorite place to be is at home playing. But he is always up for a new adventure and loves to travel and be around different people all the time. I mean, he can make a new friend faster than I can find a good bargain somewhere :). He loves his mommy and shows it by wanting to help me pick out my jewelry, helping me in the kitchen, acting silly with me, giving me GOOD hugs and picking up cool sticks and telling me that he picked it out for me because he loves me so much! He loves his daddy and shows it by wrestling on the floor, wanting to go everywhere Justin goes and do everything he does, putting on the same kind of clothes Justin has on for the day and playing superheroes together. He is witty, perceptive, patient, flexible and just plain FUN to hang out with! I mean…we LOVE this kid!
Well, it turns out that God thinks Jaxon is pretty amazing, too! He IS God’s workmanship! All of these amazing qualities that he has are all because God made him that way…and HE lets us enjoy HIS work!
So, here is what God did for Jaxon today:
Jaxon’s most common prayer since about October has gone something like this:
“God, please let it snow…and where does the snow come from?…and just let it snow so we can build snowmen and have snowball fights. Amen.”
We were driving in the car one day and he said he wanted it to snow REAL bad. I told him the only thing I knew to do was to ask God for it, so we have been asking him to let it snow BIG! Almost every night since that day in October he has been praying for it. Some nights other things were on his heart. One night he prayed, “Jesus, thank you for our life…and what I want YOU to do for US…is keep us safe when we see lions and gorillas. Amen.” It was real hard to not chuckle a bit. He was so serious. But most nights he asks God for snow and a baby.
We have had some disappointments hearing about everyone around us getting snow and none here in Austin. I obviously struggled with the disappointment more than he did…I just wanted SO BAD for him to see that God ANSWERS and cares deeply about HIM! Boy, did God show him that today! We heard on the weather that there was a chance of snow today, but tried to not get too excited. It started snowing this morning before we took him to school, and it snowed just about ALL DAY LONG! Yeah…it didn’t just snow a bit…but ALL DAY LONG we got to watch the snow and play in it! WOW! What a birthday present from God! We made 2 snowmen and had some good snowball fights! Of all the days God could have answered Jaxon’s prayer for snow, He did it on his birthday! All day long I have been hearing God say, “Happy Birthday JAXON! This is for YOU!!” That is the kind of Father we have…yes siree, He knows how to give good gifts!!
Matthew 7:11 says “If you then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” I am learning that part of the “how much more” part is that God knows the PERFECT timing for HIS gifts! He is patient to work and create behind the scenes until everything is just right for Him to give us indescribable gifts! Part of the wisdom and perfection in His gifts is the fact that He has impeccable timing! I will be the first to admit that “timing” is HARD to wait for and believe Him in! Thank you, Holy Spirit, for giving us strength and courage to WAIT for Father’s GOOD GIFTS!! Thank you, God, for today….and THANK YOU for JAXON!!
Enjoy some pics!!!
rolling up the snowman's body
YAY! It's snowing!!
me and justin with snowman #2...jax is our photographer!
a pic of the snow coming down...it just doesn't seem to do it justice!