there are very few major things in my mind that I really want Caleb to be or do as he grows up. the first and infinitely most important is that he’ll grow to be a Christian. God has many promises for him as a covenant child, but I know that only He knows if Caleb will be with Him forever. so we pray and try to faithfully raise him up.
on the far-less-important scale, I do hope that Caleb grows to be musical in some form. it would be so much fun to be able to sing and play with him as he grows up and we both grow old. he’s got something of a musical heritage, as all his grandparents are or were quite involved with church choirs and such, and his mama and I both enjoy singing and playing (quite inexpertly) our various instruments.
when he’s in his jumper, I’ll often get out the guitar or mandolin and play some songs for him, which he seems to enjoy. I dont want to be the overbearing dad that hopes to see his own dreams of musical greatness realized in his son, but I certainly want to teach him to appreciate and enjoy music, and even better, use it to serve others.
so here we are at his first mandolin lesson. he seems to be catching on rather quickly.