These are four of the last six pictures I’ve updated of Asa on Instagram.
Is he all-boy or what? Bows and arrows, boxing gloves, pocket knives and weight lifting! As I write this we have a ninja sword and a toy rifle in our car.
With every year that my little boy grows older (only 22 more days left of 4 years old!) and with every statistic and weird going-on, I get more concerned…and fired up about raising a boy.
A boy! What do I know about boys? How beautiful and mysterious and crazy that God would put a woman to nurture and raise husbands and fathers. I feel ill equipped to do so.
I have stacks of books I want Lydia to read and heroes I want her to know that will help her understand what being a godly woman means. But what books, music and adventures show a little boy how to be a godly man? More specifically, inspire him and get him hungering after being a man of integrity? A rebel to the worldly norm?
I don’t have any big take-home for this post. It’s just something I can’t get out of my head this week. I even started a I Want My Son To Be a Man Pinterest board for ideas, resources and inspiration to raise my son, my precious, sweet, mama’s boy who will one day replace me as the main woman in his life, who will hopefully have daughters that push me even further down the list. Right now, this board is a prayer for me as I prepare my heart and my son for the leadership and life God has planned for him.
If you have a suggestion or resource about raising boys, I’d love for you to share them in the comments so I can add it to this board!
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