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.