Wednesday, February 13, 2013

We Want to be like Christian!

Kempton shared "10 Ways I Want to be Like Christian" during Christian's 10th birthday party.  He used these 8 ways from a previous blog post & added two more.  I listed them below.

10 Ways I Want To Be Like Christian:

1) He is himself at all times. You always know how he's feeling. He doesn't ever put on his "happy face" so others around him will think everything is going well.

2) He is never a people pleaser. He never tries to impress others or act in a way to gain others approval. He never desires to come across like he's important or someone to be admired.

3) He is never two-faced. He is never hypocritical. What you see is what you get. He never puts on a facade.

4) He never praises himself or flaunts around trying to be seen or known; even though he has had several international appearances. :-)

5) He is extremely content with what he already has. He never tries to keep up with the Joneses. He could care less about what others own. He never desires the latest fads, fashions, or anyone else's fortunes.

6) He never gets bored with the daily routine. He actually prefers the simple life. He never tries to "escape" in his mind through blogging, tweeting, or facebooking. He is satisfied by just being alive.

7) He is never anxious about tomorrow (or the next minute or hour). Even though he depends on others for all of his care, he never is fearful that he won't be taken care of. He never doubts that someone will be there.

8) He never lets bad situations keep him down. He has had to endure so much in his 8 years of life...4 1/2 months of hospitalization, breathing tubes, surgeries, blood transfusions, pneumonias, seizures, mini stroke-like episode, & the list goes on.

9) He is getting older, but still remains child-like and dependent on his father.

10) He is often filled with joy and laughter in the most difficult circumstances—like a hospital operating room!

O Gracious Father, thank you for Christian, make me more like my son, but only in ways that it would make me more like YOUR Son (Jesus) - who we praise, amen!


Kathleen said...

I don't know how to get in touch with you,Caryn. But I remembered you had a blog and decided to try this way.
. I was working on my Bible study and it sent me to the Sermon on the Mount, specifically Matthew 5. After reading it, I saw a note on the preceeding page beside Matt 4:10 "...Worship the LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.". My note said "Kempton Turner's last sermon at CCBC". So I just had to try to tell you and let y'all know you are still missed. I still keep my notes from Kempton's Holy Encounter sermon in Isaiah 6 so I can always find it when I need to hear it again.
Just yesterday I told someone about Diva 1,2,3,and4!!! Much love to you always. Kathleen Moreland

kristacoronado said...

Beautiful....I want to be like Christian too!

christina said...

Praise God for ten years Christian Turner! Boldog szülinapot from the 5Cokes in Hungary!

Stine said...

What a heartfelt testimony! God has blessed Christian and our family through him in so many ways. I truly love Christian, our first grandchild, with all my heart. May God continue to use Christian's life to demonstrate His sovereignty to all of us.

Caryn said...

Hi Kathleen,
I'm so glad that you found me! I know that Kempton will be blessed by your words of encouragement. I'll try to reach you via email.

Michele E said...

Thank you so much, that truly blessed me today.