Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Poor Reflection

I took this picture for project 365 and I love it.  But not just because it’s cute.  Because when I look at Matthew’s reflection I see Caleb (6 mo.).  I’m not sure why, but his face came out so babyish that I could swear someone had photoshopped Caleb’s face into it. 
I see a baby, but what's there is is a boy.  What I see is a poor reflection, just a tiny part of what he really is. 
That’s what I see when I look at him normally to.  I see him as he is.  A sweet, energetic, goofy one and a half year old with big grins and sometimes big tears.  But it’s only a tiny piece of the man he will one day be.  I can’t see the whole picture. 
I sometimes think I catch a glimpse.  When he tries to run right over his big brother I see him as a teenage football player.  When he makes a big show and captures everyone’s attention I see the leader in him.  When he brings me books to read I see him studying and learning.  When he yells out in the middle of the store “Mommy, I love you!”  I see him as a man who is unafraid to say what’s in his heart.  I can see so much, but when it comes down to God’s purposes for him, what I see is just a speck.  A tiny grain of sand on the beach of what his life and influence will be. 
And I pray.  God make him the man you want him to be.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

1 Corinthians 13:12


  1. Swallowing back tears. Such a big responsibility to raise these little men. Such a huge blessing God has given to us.

  2. so cute - stopping by from Erin's blog. It's a challenge and great responsibility to bear and raise boys...sounds like your heart and head are just where they should be. :D

  3. love that sweet face, and the reflection that shows God's pure love.