It is hard to believe that this is your birthday week and soon I will have a child in the double digits?!?! Where has the time gone. I'm not sure but it has been so much fun and work and tears and giggles and worth ever hug and sleepless night it took to bring you into this world!!!! Your heart is still so young and gentle and oh how I praise the Lord still very impressionable!!!
Papa got your birthday present early this year!!! A new skateboard and helmet. And you love it. I am still working on just stopping what I am doing for you to show me a new trick. You are very much into a "Mom let me show you this!" as well as a your room is always mess phase. Let's just hope we don't get into a stinky shoe phase!!!!! But back to that helmet, you wear it A-L-L the time!!!!! And I'm not exaggerating one little bit!!! In fact the other night, right after you took your shower, you walked out of the bathroom with your helmet on !!!! That is what am so thankful for right now in your life!!! The carefree attitude you have. Not concerned with the outside world, just yet. I wonder, can we hold on to you for a couple more years?!?!
Some say we are too protective, and I wonder how can a parent be TOO protective of a child's heart. I want you to fully enjoy your childhood. Fill it with lots of wonderful memories and great expectations of your future. Never forget: "seek first His kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33
Oh I almost forgot, today marks the first day that Papa and I will be helping you to read through the bible in 90 days. Papa will do 15 minutes at night and I will do 15 minutes in the morning. I am so excited you are on board with this and can't wait to see where it takes you in your personal relationship with Christ.