Thursday, June 29, 2017
My son Joe Don turned 39 today
Today is my son's 39th birthday. He knows I love him and am proud of him, but here are just a few of the reasons why.
He is a passionate follower of Jesus. He does not just talk about it -- he lives it. He gives solid spiritual advice. He reads, studies, and prays. He serves and he has Jesus conversations with friends and co-workers.
He is a great Dad. He loves his kids and spends a lot of time with them. I watch them sometimes when he comes home from work. They are all over him and he gives each of them attention and time.
And a great husband. He really loves Jamie. He works to let her know it too. Does home projects. Spends time with her.
Great role model for lots of other kids. I have watched him with his sister's kids. I have watched him with his friends's kids. I have seen him make a lot of kids feel special and loved.
He is fun, funny, smart, verbal, and a natural leader.
I think I am most proud that when people follow him -- and they do -- they end up at the cross.
So God, thanks for JD. You are doing a great work in him and in his family. Keep using him -- and them -- to make Kingdom difference in this world. Thanks for letting me be his Dad.