Levi Graham Riner



I never knew that I would enjoy the emotions I’m feeling in my life right now. I have never been a big fan of kids. I always saw them as little nuisances that cried and whined and I just couldn’t get along with their selfishness. So I have never really wanted to have kids because of that but also because I like my time, money and quietness. Now who’s  selfish?

Anyway, we decided to have a kid and it took sometime for God to get us in the right place to do so, one of the reasons I think He moved us to Clarksville. Being here, we’ve met a lot of people our age with kids, and lots of them. I have now grown to actually liking them. One in particular that touched my heart and broke it was miss Lilly Wadham. That little girl stole my heart.

So the other day we went to find out the gender of our first child and as you can see in the picture, it’s a boy. We sat there and watched as he yawned and moved his hands and at one time it looked as if he was actually waving at us. I got so excited. Weird! He crossed his legs a lot but the nurse was able to get in there and see his “turtle”. I was thinking I could see it the whole time she was getting measurements and sure enough, that’s what it was.

So we’re having a boy! I can see baseball games, G.I. Joes, mud pies, muddy boots making mommy mad, riding the dog like a pony, and a bunch of why questions.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “

Like most fathers, I have plans for my son. But he’s gonna have a mind of his own. So I only hope I can raise him in the right way and teach him to make the best decisions. I only hope he follows after the Lord and makes his purpose in life to bring Him fame!!!

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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