Birthday Child #1 for this October is Shoun.
Shoun's year was marked by an amazing trip to Kenya with the Good Doctor and my dad (who, little-known fact, also has a nickname of "The Doctor", but not given to him by me) along with Shoun's Uncle Eric.
It was a trip of many missions, all of which were accomplished according to God's will.
It was also a trip of many memories between family members joined not by blood but by God.
He doesn't want a lot to be said about this trip and I will (reluctantly) honor that but today, on his 16th birthday, we honor Shoun and all that is part of him. As we shared birthday words of encouragement with him, we marveled at how far he has come, how much he has matured, and how the real Shoun is shining through.
From the very beginning, I've thought of Moses when I think of Shoun. Moses, too, had to leave his people to live with another family. But God never left Moses and every experience in his life, was leading up to saving his people. I believe that God has a plan for Shoun as well, a plan that will use every experience of his life to impact many. May Shoun walk with boldness into that destiny.