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Alexander Rapp

October 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Faces of God

My son is my greatest teacher. Life is a mirror. It reflects back to you what is inside of you. A child is the clearest, most direct and immediate reflection I have ever known. And your own child came into your life specifically to further your spiritual development so there are times when the reflection is shadowy, yet it is always crystal clear. He has the keenest BS detector and will call it when he sees it. Alexander is an Aquarius, born in February 1996. He is creative, funny, sensitive, wise, aware, compassionate, curious, stubborn and cute. I find parenting to be challenging and triumphant, draining and energizing, scary and peaceful, overwhelming and simple. It has taken 13 years to begin to relax into what I have long perceived to be an incredible responsibility. The relaxing came one day this spring when I was having a conversation with God about single parenting. God said “You are not a single parent. We are co-parenting.”

Alexander's home made clothes dryer

Alexander's home made clothes dryer

Alexander makes me laugh. One morning he wanted to wear a shirt that wasn’t fully drip dried. He took the shirt and the hanger and hung it from our ceiling fan, as you can see in the photo. I laughed. It worked.

He has a long haired chihuahua dog named Buddy that he adores. At this time, it is on his Grandparent’s farm in Nebraska waiting to be home with us someday soon.

He loves everything about skateboarding. If he could, he would skateboard every day. When he’s not doing that, he would be viewing videos about skateboarding, talking with friends about skateboarding and designing skateboards.

My son is resilient in ways I wish he did not have to be, however, this human becoming I find myself in close quarters with amazes me with his adaptability and flexibility. He is a young teenager without his own room, sharing a small living space with a mother going through chemotherapy, living apart from his Dad and best friend. And all of this makes for one amazing, strong character. He is a good friend. I enjoy being in his company.

Mom, don't make me laugh. It's not cool!

Mom, don't make me laugh. It's not cool!

Laughing on the phone with best friend Jake

Laughing on the phone with best friend Jake

Following is a poem Alexander wrote in October 2007 when he was 11 yrs old:

I am Alex Rapp. I am funny and creative. I wonder if we can transport from place to place. I hear droplets of rain. I see money falling from the sky. I want my driver’s license. I am funny and creative. I pretend I am a pro surfer. I feel happiness when it goes my way. I touch clouds of gold. I worry when nobody’s there. I cry when I lose a best friend. I am funny and creative. I understand that you have to be happy in your lifetime because that’s the only chance you get. I say fighting is not a way to settle things. I dream I can live forever. I try to do my best. I hope for world peace and never war again. I am funny and creative.

Only God knows what his Soul came into this life to accomplish. I can only surmise that with the circumstances he finds himself in, the world will benefit in a tremendous way from what he will offer with his special touch. I love him very much and it is a privilege to be his Mom.


Ukelele lessons

Ukelele lessons

Alexander and Buddy

Alexander and Buddy


Everything I do is God presenting Itself as me. –Unknown

Faces of God is devoted to the people in my life who are best described as “God with skin on”. They continuously demonstrate to me the Divine aspects of faith, hope and love. They are angel beings with whom I am blessed to share this journey.

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