Introducing the Family Part 4: Son#4

We didn't plan it, but Sons#1, #3 and #5 have similar features that resemble my side of the family, while Sons#2 and #4 are more like DH's side. However, where Son#2 is dark blonde and blue-eyed, Son#4 has the darker colouring shared by Sons#1 and #3. Son#5 is different again in colouring: dark blonde and the green eyes that he inherited from DH.

Son#4 was led to the Lord before he was five years old by Son#3. Apparently one night in bed they were talking (Sons#3, #4 and #5 shared a room at that stage) and Son#3 ended up praying with Son#4. Some time later they decided to tell me (just the most important thing that I wanted to know and they didn't tell me until much later!) and after talking with Son#4 it was obvious that he understood the step that he had made. There's more to this story but I'll share it when I introduce Son#5.

Son#4 was baptised when he was around 13 or 14 years of age. This was a difficult step for him to take as he is extremely quiet and prefers to be in the background. To be up in front of a church full of people and have to give his testimony took a lot of courage but he did it because he felt it was the right thing to do.

We suspect that Son#4 will be our tallest yet - something that pleases him immensely but doesn't thrill his brothers! He's going through that 'long lanky' stage and we don't think he's finished growing yet.

Son#4 is in his second last year at secondary school so I'm making the most of the time he's still at home. It probably won't be for much longer. He has a gift for grasping new concepts immediately so it will be interesting to see what study and career choices he makes in the coming years.

Son#4 plays the piano and the guitar and loves to play hockey. He tends to be a perfectionist, which means that he will keep trying again and again until he gets it right. We've tried to encourage him to accept his best rather than expecting to be perfect every time - and I think he's learning.

When each of our sons turned thirteen they received a Study Bible and a quilt that I'd made. This one is the pattern Friendship Star and was foundation-pieced and hand quilted. The blocks are three different sizes and I used a variety of marbled fabrics. This quilt looks more impressive on a wall than on a bed but I haven't yet been able to convince Son#4 to let me hang it up. Perhaps I'll have to make a replica!


SchnauzerMom said…
That quilt is gorgeous. I think it's wonderful that your children know the Lord!