I want to introduce you to this week’s boy mom, Beth! She’s a mom to a 23 year-old (I can really learn something from her) and blogs at Masterpiece. I absolutely love her bio and the mission behind her blog:
I am a weaver of words and teller of tales. I aspire to be loving, non-judgmental and real while choosing daily gratefulness in a passionate pursuit of abundant joy! My desire is to grow in trust, to share my faith, and encourage others towards a joyful and abundant life! What you will read here is my story, from my perspective, and in my words. Some may see these stories differently.
To my husband for encouraging me to write from my heart … even when the story isn’t pretty, and to my Abba/Papa for giving me this story to live.
Describe your son:
He is truly an incredible young man! He was a miracle gift in the middle of years of infertility. We prayed, from before his conception, that we would be given a child with a gentle spirit who truly loves the Lord and has a heart for people. God graciously answered those prayers!
He is a gentle giant (6’5″, 210, size 16 shoe) with a black belt in karate and a desire to serve the Lord in the Middle East in full time mission work. He is living at home while finishing his undergrad degree (computer science) and working full time (tech support in the oil industry). He plans to go to seminary after finishing his degree.
How do you stay calm when surrounded by ALL that energy?
I laughed. A lot! We were blessed to live next door to another home school family that had boys on either side (age) of my son. The three grew up more like brothers than friends.
How do you instill gentlemanly behavior, actions, thoughts?
Lots of prayer and gentle guidance! Praise for good choices! It’s so easy to forget to comment on the good behavior but I found that praise did far more to reinforce good behavior than complaints or punishments did. Josiah had a very tender heart which definitely helped.
How do you maintain close relationships with your son as he ages?
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