Sunday, May 20, 2012
For the next day I knew that I would be presenting Joe with a bible. Though I knew about this for some time, I didn't know quite what to say. How do you share your faith with an 8 year old? How do you share experiences that have shaped your faith? When I think about my faith much of it was carved out of pain... when I was in the trenches going toe to toe with God... wondering Why?
But in the end I knew he was real and I wanted nothing more than to share that knowledge with those I love, especially my children.
And so last night I sat down and began to write. I wrote in Joe's bible all the things I wanted him to know. I know that like all of us his walk in faith will have twists and turns and detours. I do hope and pray though that he'll always remember this path that I am trying so hard to carve for him.
Here is my letter to Joe:
And if you'd like to see the actual presentation of Joe's Bible and my reading of the letter, you can click HERE. My daughter video taped it for us. There are many shots of our feet, but I am glad she captured the moment.