I used to sing a song with my Mom called Father's Eyes by Amy Grant. Since Jack was little I've sung the chorus to that song to him, and now to Cal, while praying it's words over them.
He's got his Father's eyes, his father's eyes...
Eyes that find the good in things
When good is not around
Eyes that find a source of help
When help cannot be found
Eyes full compassion
Seeing every pain
Knowing what you're going through
And feeling it the same.
Just like his Father's eyes
Tonight Jack asked me to rock him in Calvin's room. Calvin was already asleep so I said we had to be super quite. We snuck in and he curled up and I sang quietly and prayed for my boys while he fell asleep in my arms. He doesn't do that much anymore! It was such a blessed moment in that quite room with my two sleeping babies.
It was nice to know Aaron was in the other room listening. It won't be too long before his presence will be missing in this scenario. I know a few things to be sure right now in a time in my life when uncertainty seems to be looming in the shadow of Aaron's upcoming deployment.
1. I am blessed beyond measure with two strong, smart boys that are more resilient than I can fully imagine.
2. I have a husband who has his Father's eyes and has passed them on to his boys! I see him in their eyes every day.
3. God has given me peace that we will overcome this year.