Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My own 1998 Tornado

Today I am thankful for Zachary.

On April 16, 1998 a tornado came through Maury County. Little did I know that just 4 days later on April 20th, my own little tornado would arrive. Little Zachary a five year old, toe head blond haired, blue eyed whirlwind came into my life! We have joked many times since then that we weren't sure who was the most scared that day - him or me! To say that Zachary was somewhat ADHD - HEAVY emphasis on the HYPER - would be a gross understatement.

He had been through a lot my little one (well now - not so little one). He just needed to feel loved. To feel wanted and that he mattered. I pray that we have helped him feel that way!

Zachary is my tender heart. He is sometimes stubborn and always curious. He has a different way of looking at things. Sometimes, I wish I could live in Zachary's world. He is my hero - he has survived things that I cannot imagine. Not just survived but come out a better person because of it. He has an incredible faith. One time he faced what would be for most people and impossible task. I asked him how he did it and he said, "Mom, I just had to trust Jesus to make me brave and strong."

That is my Zachary - through the ups and downs, I have grown to love him.

Today for Zachary , I am truly thankful!!!

1 comment:

  1. He has made such an impact in my life. I'm thankful for Zachary as well.