I teach the Pre-K Sunday School class once a month at our church. My son Sam is in my class. This past Sunday I was teaching them about prayer. The scripture reference was Jeremiah 29:11-13. I was going to explain to the children that God has a plan for their life. Before doing so, I asked them what their plans were for when they grow up. I had several answers such as a policeman, a fire fighter, an airport worker, etc. But the response that came from my son provided me with one of those moments as a mother that I was somewhat speechless. He said with unabashed pride, “I am going to be a garbage man when I grow up!”. I smiled kindly at my co-teacher as the pastor’s son said, “I’m going to be a preacher.” I’m sure his mom and dad would have been proud. 🙂
In all seriousness, though, whatever my son chooses to do with his life, I pray that it will be the perfect plan that God has for him.
As a little side note-his favorite movie right now is Toy Story 3 and there is huge scene in the movie that is located at the city dump. He is fascinated with that movie.