A Tribute to my Son-in-Love~ JoJo
Today is your 25th birthday and we want to honor you with a post in tribute not only to this milestone birthday, but to your service to our country. Thank you for saying 'yes' to God, and signing up to protect and serve us (all) in such trying times.
We are so proud of you.
Though you are my son through marriage to my daughter, we love you as if you were always ours. I think you were our fastest adoption and you slipped right in with such grace among such an unruly tribe as ours. ;-)
Today you are so many miles away, packing up and heading back to the next adventure God has you and our oldest Princess. Wish we could help you pack up that truck, or help with the driving all your belongings back to home base. We are excited to chart your adventure with all of the kids, we have a map and a dry marker ready to follow your course!
JoJo, thank you for serving us these last four years. This was our first experience with a family member in the service. Thank you for keeping us so close to you, through the many miles that kept us apart. You have blessed not only your new Father and Mother-in-Loves, but all the rest of the smaller tribe members as well. So many big and little faces here adore you, each and everyone can't wait for you to pull up the gravel driveway and cross our threshold. We can't wait to hug you, to squeeze you tight and to engage the next step of your married adventure with you at close range (temporarily under our eaves). Yeah and you are bringing back our babe with you too!!
This morning I asked God if He would give you a prophetic word (a love note from the Father!)
My son JoJo,
I am glad you said 'Yes' to my call to this four years of Air Force adventure.
It has been a 'training' for you.
I have given you a sensitive-tender spirit. The ground of your heart is form-able in my hands. You also have the gift of careful listening and a watchfulness that comes from Me. As you continue to follow Me, these precepts and quiet understandings will grow. It is how I made you, but you are still in the process of growing into it. I will continue to build on this, it is a strength from Me.
I will show you hidden things, things that others will not be aware of. You will get insight into spiritual matters (knowing hearts of men/people). You will have an increased level of discernment and I will show you how to take it and apply it for Kingdom business.
I have made 'openings' for you~ I go before you. Some of these openings will seem 'odd' to you. Pray, and the same knowing that came to you as you embarked onto My path for you into the Air Force, will come. It is not in the figuring, but in the finding and knowing Me.
I am pleased with you. I want you to pursue Me with fantastic, unabounding energy- run after Me! This run will not leave you road weary, but energized. It will fill you, drive you and complete you. The course won't always be easy, but you are made (and up for) the challenge.
Put your heart in my hand and see my Goodness poured out over your life.
Understanding and Knowledge are my gifts to you-accept them, use them, touch those around you and I do know this will be stretching, however I made you for this purpose. You will win others to me through relationship-you will speak life to those who don't see the way. I am The Way-and I will guide you to show them the way.
Son, I love you- follow hard after Me. It's not about comfort but about coming into my fullness and seeing all I have planned out for you. The plans are great, the detailing specific~it WILL pour from My heart into yours.
Please son, say 'Yes' again.
And here are some more for the rest of you to enjoy....
all other photos thanks to my daughter Bella!!
(good sneaky work helping me with this!)
We love you and glad you are ours...
happy 25th birthday and thanks for keeping the Land of the Free just that!