This Saturday, our family will be celebrating my son Gene’s 30th birthday. Fulton is always excited when we celebrate as a family. There’s a big room in the nursing home, right across the hall from Fulton that is given for us to use.
Fulton gets to see his brother and that’s a big deal to him. It’s always moving to watch the two of them interact, in spite of the heartache both have gone through. Gene has a special way of interacting with Fulton. Yet, in many ways Fulton is not the same brother he was before.
One thing I hope Gene has come to understand, “We don’t live to ourselves or die to ourselves.” (Romans 14:7) There are always others involved in the events of our lives, both for good and bad. Gene still suffers too. I hope we can talk more about his feelings, in a good father-son heart to heart talk. So, pray for my son, Gene, that God will encourage him even as he spends time with his brother. Please pray for us all.