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Friday, December 9, 2011

The Days Are Flying By ...


Jeremiah has his first official middle school game today ... I look at how he is growing and maturing and to be honest I want it to stop right now ... lol ... He is amazing, fun, loyal, grounded, growing daily in his faith, responsible, loving, and able to do his homework by himself (that is huge ... hee hee) ... I love this kid !!! He is the one who first made me a mother and as I watch him grow I become prouder and prouder of how God is molding him ...

I am told over and over again that this time begins to fly so don't blink or he will be gone ... I think in most cases people think about how their child will be gone one day soon, but I really begin to think about how CAN I IMPACT HIM MORE FOR THE KINGDOM, so that when he leaves he is prepared ... What do I need to say, How do I get him to love the bible, What serving trips does he need to go on, What books should I get him to read, Where can he use his gifts and talents locally to make a difference, How to make FAMILY time fun and something he wants to continue to do when he leaves home, and so much more ... I want him to have on HIS FULL ARMOR OF GOD when he leaves the nest AND KNOW WE ARE HIS BIGGEST CHEERLEADERS... I want him to CHANGE THE WORLD ... I love to watch him LOVE other people especially his younger brothers and sisters ... I don't think they could ask for a better big brother ...

Even though the time begins to speed up, we as parents have a huge job to prepare our children for the battle ahead ... I don't want anyone else to have a greater impact on my child than SCOTT AND I ... I want him to know how he is a treasured child of God and a gift to us ...

He will do great things one day for the LORD ... And to all the girlies out there - you gotta go through Mama O before you get to my boy ... (just sayin)

YOU MUST : 
LOVE THE LORD
LOVE YOUR FAMILY AND HIS
LOVE ORPHANS
HAVE A SERVING HEART
RESPECT ONE ANOTHER
LOVE TO LAUGH
ALWAYS ALWAYS STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER
HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE
and love to wear 147 million orphans gear (hee hee)

the list has more on it, but for now that is a start ...

WE ARE ENTERING YET ANOTHER FUN CHAPTER IN THE OATSVALL TEAM'S LIFE ... Can't wait to see what all God has for us !!!



2 kind words.:

Jordan Broach said...

I just wanted to say that I love your family and your hearts for the orphans of this world. We met once at the Together for Adoption conference a couple years back and I knew Joseph from way back at Amani :) I am still so encouraged by your joy and eagerness to follow the Lord's leadings. Thank you for all you do!

auntie katie said...

don't you even be advertising that boy. i have at least 5 who would fight over him today. for real, we've got davis-oatsvalls in our future. LOOOOVE YOU!