Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bo Moment

Bo has always been a straight arrow. I may not write about him as much as I do Jesse, but he is a special son and not only because he is the father of my GGs. There are several moments in his life that stand out to me. One was when he was about 15 years old and we lived in NM. His roping horse, Goldie, was limping. We took the horse to the vet, who took ex-rays and gave us some bad news. He told us Goldie was beginning to founder, laminitis. We could still get lots of use out of Goldie, but that it was the beginning of the end. The vet put a special shoe on Goldie for the winter and told us to bring him back in the spring. When we brought Goldie back that spring, the vet ex-rayed him again. This time he found nothing - asking if this was the same horse, because there was no sign of foundering. We left the vet that day with much wonder. In a very calm, matter-of-fact way, with all surety, and only as Bo can, Bo said, "I've been praying for Goldie." Enough said.

Another Bo moment that sticks in my mind was his wedding day. He had been all cocky and silly playing poker in the groom's room with his groomsmen before the wedding. He posed for photos showing off his tuxedo with his yellow vest and his yellow high-top cowboy boots. But when the wedding started and he stood down front with that same groomsman and his bride made her appearance at the back of the church, I turned to look at Bo look at her. He pulled his handkerchief from his pocket and wiped his eyes. It was a perfect reaction to seeing his beautiful bride start down the aisle. And so many people missed it, because they were looking at her. But I saw it, and I knew his heart and his happiness. It was such a Bo moment.

Last month I posted on how Bo announced to the church that his family was to have another addition. It was the perfect Bo tongue-in-cheek moment. Everyone laughed and applauded. Well, last night was another moment that will stick in my mind forever. My son got up in front of the church to announce that there would be no baby this summer after-all. His voice broke as he said it, and my heart broke for him and his little family.

God is still God, and I put my faith and hope in Him. I don't understand all His ways, but we, my family, will walk through the fire unscathed. My son's steadfast surety is an example for us all.


Becky said...

Lou, I am so sorry. We will keep you and Bo in our prayers.

Buck said...

My condolences to Bo and your daughter-in-law. Words fail me, otherwise.

Christina LMT said...

I'm very sorry for your son and daughter-in-law's loss. He sounds like a very special man.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, words fail me too.

Thank you. Things have all been very peaceable due partly to Bo and his steadfast ways.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, all prayers are appreciated.

John said...


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son's family. Susie had two miscarriages before Lil' John, and we often asked God why. But now we are blessed with our son, and with time our questions subsided, as we now know God had a plan for us all the time.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. May you be blessed with the New Year.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks John. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

My heart broke for them as Bo made his announcement the other night. Brought back memories of my miscarriage but also the joy when we were blessed with Noah not long after that. God does have His plan, He is good and faithful to those that are His. Bo and Sarah are His and I will patiently wait to see what the Lord has in store for them!

We love you all!

Jo Castillo said...

So sorry for all of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and hearts. You have such a special family. Hugs.

joyce said...

I am so sorry. I have not been on the computer much as James and Amber were here this week, and we have been playing with almost one year old Baby James. Oh, dear. There are not words. Tears for Bo and his wife and daughters.

Andy said...

Lou, you know there's just really nothing to say. Our heartfelt sympathies to you ALL.

My mother lost a child at birth almost 50 years ago. She still grieves a little on his birthday...but has his twin (my baby brother) too smile about.

So sorry for those kids. Our prayers...and yes, as Joyce said "tears."

Moogie P said...

I'm so sorry I just now saw this. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. I'll pray for healing -- the overwhelming love and support are obviously already there.