the whole box of crayons

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Ezra doesn't do things halfway. 
Part of the way. 
Or just a little bit.

He goes all in. 
He goes way over. 
And darn it if he doesn't pester you to death about it while he's doing it.

From building airplanes.
to complaining,
to playing a game,
making one of his many millioned creations.
wrestling with his brother,
talking with the doctor,
or making a new friend.

He doesn't want to just eat lunch,
he wants to make it!

When he is mad...he is MAD.
When he is excited...he is EXCITED.

He doesn't color with just one or two crayons,
he uses the whole box.

I love that about him, exhausting as it can be to parent a "high-maintenance" child like him.

In John 10:10 Jesus tells us that "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

The word life in that passage comes from the greek word "zooi" which means abundant, overflowing, and full. It is where we get our word "zoo" from! Not boring, not going through the motions, but an overflowing life. 

Ezra's got a head start on this. My prayer is that this translates into his life as he grows. He has a wonderful gift of just embracing life with all he does and feels...and with Christ leading the way...the world had better watch out!


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1 comments:

Tasha Via said...

I definitely experienced the "every crayon in the box" Ezra last week, and I have to say that I truly think God has something special planned for his life! I love that he thinks so "out of the box":)

You are the perfect mama for him!