As if the song weren’t enough, Andrew shares a portion of the letter he wrote to his son Asher as he turned 13. The song is for Asher and the letter is beauful. It is just the sort of thing we at Story Warren love to see and share. It’s a blessing. An actual blessing. I heard a man once say to fathers, “Don’t let your children grow up with a hole in their souls where your blessing was supposed to be.” So very true. Andrew, as he so frequently has, shows us the way. So go to The Rabbit Room to read the entire post, but here’s an excerpt.
When I look at you I see the boy you are and the man you will be. I’ve said before that I think you’re going to be an amazing grandfather. That grieves me a little, because by the time you’re a grandfather I’ll probably be long dead. But your quick mind, your amazing sense of humor, your gentleness with children, your thoughtfulness (all traits that delight me) will go on developing as the Lord refines you and makes you into the person you were always meant to be. I give thanks to God for every single day I get the gift of watching you shine in this world. And when I’m an old man (if I live to be an old man), I’ll still look at my son, my Asher Jesse, and marvel. I’ll shake my head in wonder that I got to be a little part of your story, and you got to be a big part of mine.