The spring is birthday season in our home. We begin, in April, with Jesse's birthday, followed by Karis in May. Silas wraps things up in June. I had every intention to write something about each child when their birthday approached, but it didn't happen. So, now that we are finished with the birthday season, I thought I would reflect back. Better late than never, right?
Jesse. If there was ever a child that produced sanctification in a parent, it would be Jesse. I am just now beginning to understand and appreciate the spirited personality of our first born (and he plays that role to a tee!). Here are some things I love about Jesse:
He is a leader:
Always rounding up the nearest kids and organizing some sort of activity-
I am seeing camp counselor, CEO, pastor in his future!
He loves to be with people:
Asking every five minutes (no exaggeration!) if he can have a friend over-
One reason homeschooling did not work out for us!
He loves nature and science:
Exploring, investigating, asking questions-
He loves to know how and why things work!
He is intense:
He does everything full throttle (and has a hard time "turning off")-
enthusiastic, exhausting, inspiring.
He is creative:
Always creating- legos, pictures, books, games-
It is not unusual to find the kids who are over to play marching around in costume!
He is observant:
He can spot a bird, plane, train from a mile a way-
and he stops to enjoy it (and tries to get others to enjoy it with him!).
It has been a tough year for our boy (and us) as we have tried to learn the best way to love and care for him and his unique personality. But I think we are getting there. He is such a great kid and I am so grateful for him. I am excited to see how God will use him in the years to come!