Twenty years ago, today, you, my sweet Joshua was born. What a blessing you are. Such a tender heart. Incredibly gifted and talented. Josh, you are a perfect combination of a manly man and yet a tender gentle man.
You are so strong and capable of so many things, yet incredibly tender and compassionate. You love deep and are fiercely protective, especially of me, your mama.
I am so proud of the man you have become. I see you struggle with waiting and trusting God, but you persevere. I understand the desires you have for your future, and while I would love to ‘make it all better’ and just give you your heart’s desire, I see your Father working something infinitely better than I could ever offer.
You are extremely accomplished in the arena of music. You have a passion for it written deep in your heart. I look forward to seeing the full purpose of such passion.
I will FOREVER be thankful for your hugs. I am not sure if you need them or if you know I do. They always calm me and center me. You have even learned the fine art of walking away, if a hug is the last thing I want to receive. Funny, though, your instincts are right, in times like that a hug is exactly what I need. I just don’t know it.
You are going to be an awesome husband and father one day, I know it. Your wife will be so blessed. You know, they say a man treats his wife like he treated his mama? See what I am saying, she is going to be blessed. The tenderness and care that you show me melts my heart and will her heart too.
I love you, Joshua Brian. You are a gift, pure and simple.