Infants and Toddlers
Like other infants and toddlers, the first couple years of my son’s life were crazy. Just when you figure out that fragile little infant, he turns into a reckless toddler. It seems that overnight, cries of helplessness turn to shrieks of independence and defiance. All I wanted to do was survive the “infant and toddler” phase without making some kind of permanent mistake. I turned to God for guidance and protection for my son.
I placed protective barriers around my son, both literal and spiritual. I made sure my son’s living environment was safe, erecting gates and installing childproof locks. I also made sure my son’s spiritual environment was safe and uplifting. We spent many Sundays at my parent’s house, so that my son would be surrounded by the loving influence of Christian family. I saw my father as a wonderful role model of Christian leadership for my young son.