Well, I promised a blog on my son Brandon. Brandon is my second child, my only boy. I gave birth to him when I was 19 years old. My daughter and him are 2 years and 1 month apart. Yes, you read that right; I had 2 children at age 19. Easy? NO NO NO!!! Worth it? Absolutely!
Brandon is my comedian. Is that boy hilarious! But, his humor sometimes gets in his way. He gets in trouble—a lot at school because he has to be the center of attention and loves to make people laugh. He loves to diffuse situations when people are upset by being funny.
This son of mine is also called to do great things for the Kingdom of God. He has been prophesied over that he will do amazing things that will not only change the Nation, but the world. Does that make a momma’s heart proud! WOW! Yes! We had one of our guys at church tell us a few weeks back that Brandon (who was at the altar praying for adults) had placed his hand on his back and he said “I just felt fire go down my whole back and legs!” Yes, my son is called to be a mighty man of God. I don’t mind reminding him of that either. He needs to remember that there is something so great ahead of him that he can’t even fathom it.
Brandon has a huge heart. When Hurricane Katrina went through, he was very upset over the images. Right after his birthday, he came to me, handed me his birthday money, and asked me to please make a donation in his name; “the people there need it way worse than me momma”. That’s my boy! Another time, quite recently, there was a friend of his that couldn’t be located. He asked me if he could get a friend and go on a search. He felt ill and needed to find this person. Yes, he has such a big heart.
Brandon and his sister did not always get along, esp. only being 2 years apart. Man, did they ever fight! It is no wonder I have gray hairs! However, recently since they have both matured they have become close. It came to pass that they were in an alliance against us! Yup…parents of younger children, hang in there! The day will come they will actually GET ALONG!!!! GASP!!! Just a bit ago, Brandon was having some girl problems and was talking to me about it; well, then decided he would call his sissy to ask her. That made my heart smile. They talked on the phone, said “ I love you” to each other and that was that. How nice to see that my dreadful thoughts about them always hating each other proved to be false.
Brandon has always been my little thinker. My daughter is very very open with her feelings (sometimes to a fault). Not so with him. He can be thinking about something and you’ll never know. He is an observer, taking in every little detail, figuring out how the pieces fit. Here’s an example of his thought process. Several years ago, when they were about 13 and 11 we went to my bosses’ home in Roan Mountain, TN. Knowing we would be in the mountains for a week we bought Shelby several of the “teen girl” magazines…you remember ‘em'; Teen Bop and stuff like that. So, anyway, one of their fights started. Next thing we know, she is having a canary screaming at him (I think she yelled “stupid little idiot”). Upon questioning both of them, we found out that she had made him mad, he had then taken her teen magazines and chopped them up with an ax! My bosses back deck overlooks a beautiful big waterfall and stream. Brandon proceeds to say “well, I was gonna throw them in the stream, but I was afraid I would stop it up and flood the whole town!”
Yup…that’s my boy!