Our beloved Brian turned 13 years old today! Brian, a teenager?! I’m still wrapping my brain around that one! Brian has a baby face, yet puberty has definitely kicked in full force and right on time ! He is still my little guy, yet he is growing up-too fast! Birthdays are always a good time for reflection of the past, present, and future and I found today to be no exception. Brian’s life has enriched ours from the moment he arrived on 8/25/03 at 11:25pm and its been an adventure ever since! Some of these adventures have been very scary, others heartbreaking, and still others very loving and rewarding.
We continue to participate in Brian’s Life Adventures either directly or from the sidelines, watching Brian make his own way, in his own time. It has and continues to take courage, patience, and faith in this journey with Brian. No one knows what the future will bring and when I think about it for too long, it can be a scary thing! Yet, the past 13 years have been remarkable for Brian and when I reflect on how far he has come, I am encouraged. I also believe that Brian was born, like all of us, with a great purpose to fulfill in this life. He is part of the Master’s Plan, which is a great segue to a poem that I wrote 3 years ago for Brian’s 10th birthday. When I trust in God’s plans, somehow things work out for the best- I only have to look at Brian’s life to see that this is true.
The Master’s Plan
How we love you! We have never been the same since that fateful night in August when we first called out your name.
You have made us better people through your courage, strength, and grace. You have won our hearts forever, no one can ever take your place!
While your challenges are many and often hard to understand, God said, “Please try not to worry, for Brian is in the palm of my loving hand”. “I know my plans for Brian will bring blessings and great joy to you, and those who know him, that Special Spirit and Beautiful Boy”.
So today, our blue-eyed wonder, we celebrate the precious gift of you! Thirteen years of an incredible journey! You have so much more to do! May your next year be filled with wonder, good health, and much love, with the blessings from our Master who always guides you from above.
Until next time, thanks for reading! 🙂