What an amazing day that was for Nicholas. He glowed with confidence as Daddy would tell his friends about "Nick's buck". He actually has a scar on his nose from his shotgun kicking back when he shot it...what a treasured memory, he will talk about for years to come. I never thought that I would be delighted in any sort of injury to one of my dear little ones, but it serves as a memory of such a special father/son bonding time, where Nicholas soaks up lessons about being a man and a father, simply by hanging around with his Daddy.
Nicholas is watching Jeremy so very closely.....even when there are no words exchanged, Nicholas is learning. These silent examples of a strong and faithful Christian man will resonate with Nicholas for a lifetime. They are lessons that only a father can pass down to his son. Jeremy is reflecting the Perfect Love of Christ with every action. Nicholas' heart is being formed so that he will one day pass on all that he has learned, to the world.
Our Lord has a special mission for Nicholas that only Nicholas can fulfill. Jeremy and I need to form Nicholas to be open to Christ's Holy Will for him. We pray fervently for each of our children to grow closer and closer to Christ as they mature. We offered each of our children up to Christ, even before they were born. We pray, more than anything else, that our little ones will remain close to Jesus throughout their entire lives. No matter what their successes or failings in their precious futures, we fervently ask our Lord to keep them holy, above all else, placing Jesus Christ first and foremost in their lives....filling up their delicate hearts with their Heavenly Father, until the end of their journey back to Him.
I love You, Jesus.