My son, Eli, otherwise known as my lil cowboy is also quite the prayer warrior. Seriously. He may be only 7 years old, but don’t let that fool you. Once he has his mind on something, he DOES NOT stop praying.
Well, our long time friends, TJ and Angela moved to Kansas a couple years back. TJ was then deployed to Iraq. They have 3 beautiful girls. Our families are very close. We lived in Prescott, and then in Austin at the same time as well. And then back to Prescott again. All that to say we’ve seen each others families grow, we’ve been there for each other over the years. Our kids have befriended each other even through the miles.
Eli prayed diligently for TJ while he was overseas. Morning, noon and night. We visited them last summer while TJ was still in Iraq. Eli kept praying.
And God answered his prayers. TJ is home safely with his wife and children. They recently visited Prescott. We were blessed to have them over one night, and TJ had a wonderful presentation planned for Eli.
When the kids came in from playing, TJ was standing ready in uniform. Definately got some attention.
He called Eli over and proceeded to present him with a “Certificate of Exceptional Service” for his faithful prayers along with two badges. It was such a sweet moment.
After some pictures, Eli raced to his room, accompanied by his big sister. He only came out once he was completely ready. Uniform, boots, and badge in place.
I am so proud of my son. My lil cowboy. My prayer warrior.
Psalm 71:17 O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.