Many of the milestones little ones make don't have an exact date or moment to record in the baby book (or blog in our case). When my boys started crawling, they would inch forward once on one day but not master the crawling for weeks. Isaac took his first step towards a major milestone for us last week.
You may remember that Isaac has been asking deep questions about Jesus for a while now. When he was three, he asked if we could see Jesus. I told him we could not see Jesus, but that he was like the air and wind. We can feel him and watch him move things around us, but we can't see him with our eyes.
When we finished reading the story, Isaac says:
"Hey I know why we can't see Jesus. Because he lives inside of us."
I told him that he will live inside of us if we ask him to. So Isaac said a quick prayer, "Jesus, please come live inside me." Randall and I looked at each other and smiled. It was quite cute. But as I started thinking about it, this was Isaac, at his level asking God to lead his life. I pray that Isaac's understanding of God and his desire to live for him and his desire for God to live IN him grows with every year.
Here is a picture of Isaac at last year's baptism. He's looking intently in the water for what I can only imagine is some kind of bug. Even though I said that I want nothing more than for my boys to be gentlemen, what I've been praying since they started growing inside me, is that my boys will grow to love God more than anything. I can't wait for the day that Isaac takes his first step in this water on his own.