Life as Thank You 47

October 31, 2016 0 By Mirm

Dear Connor,

I am writing old-school thank you notes this year as a means to raise my gratitude quotient.  I want to say thank you for loving Jesus well. I prayed for my future son-in-law’s relationship with God and I am so glad He answered with someone who pursues after righteousness wholeheartedly. I am grateful that God is the priority of your life.

Thank you for being a family guy.  I am grateful to know that not only do you come from a good home, you value those relationships and pour into the people you love.  I am also grateful that you honor your heritage without letting it be the only indicator of who you are.

Thank you for being a good friend.  Even if you don’t agree with all of your friend’s choices, you support them and speak truth into their lives. Iron sharpens iron. I continue to pray that you and Emily will maintain your own friendships, but also cultivate friendships as a couple.

Thank you for loving Emily.  I am grateful that you protect and defend her, that you provide for her and make her your #2 priority(after Jesus).  I pray that nothing will be able to tear you two apart as a team in ministry and that you will always keep your promises to each other.

Thank you for being vulnerable and for not always feeling like you “know-it-all”.  Your humility and openness to grow, learn and be mentored is rare among your generation. Further, thank you for your integrity.  A man is his reputation and you are one I can trust as an honest leader in your home.

Thank you for your strong work ethic, which is also unusual for someone your age.  Thank you for persevering and striving for excellence in all you do.

I love you Connor and I am thankful for you.

Miriam <+><

May God continue to guard and guide you to green pastures and cool, quiet waters.osborns-new-home