Friday, August 15, 2008

Growing Up

Sorry, this is a day late.

Yesterday was Christopher's 7th birthday (did I just say 7th...yikes). I cannot believe it was seven years ago that God blessed us with Christopher. He is such a joy. He is a great big brother.

His day started off with his favorite breakfast...eggs & sausage...and of course, a beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday." He had a special lunch with Grana and was spoiled greatly. While they were gone I had Kaibryn make his dessert. She did the whole thing except for dipping some of the bon bons into the chocolate. I don't know what I would have done yesterday without her.

Last night we had a family birthday dinner on our new "kids" picnic table from PaPa and Grana. Again we ate his favorite foods - pizza, deviled eggs (yes, I said, deviled eggs. The boy would eat a ton if we would let him), and for dessert he wanted Oreo bon bons which by the way are so yummy!!!!!!!!!
We went around the table and said why we were so grateful for him...that lasted a quick second. But, we praised him for being so obedient and setting such a good example for his younger brother and sisters. He is so good to help with Kaibryn and Cooper. But if you could see him with Kaityn Mae it would make your eyes sweat a little. He has such a sweet heart. He is alot like his Daddy in so many ways. He is witty, always happy, kind, and EVERYONE is his friend. He is always making us laugh and has a GREAT imagination. He is just a great kid.

We are so proud of him and are praying that the Lord reveals Himself personally to him this year.

Dear Sweet Christopher,

I cannot believe that you are seven now. It just seems like yesterday that I went into labor with you on an early Sunday morning and you weren't born until Tuesday morning. You should have seen your Daddy when we were waiting for you. He wrote down every contraction I had. It took up two pieces of notebook paper.
To see your sweet face was AMAZING. From the time I started wanting kids when I was a little girl I always wanted a boy and name him "Christopher Michael." That is such a great name. You are to be a "bearer of Christ." When I found out your Daddy's full name my breath was taken away because I loved that name and wanted it for my child one day. You are so much like your Daddy which makes me love you even more. I pray you become more and more like him as you grow up. Your Daddy loves Jesus and other people. I see him the most happy when he is doing those two things. Just as I want you to be like your earthly Daddy, I want you to be more like your Heavenly Daddy. Oh son, he loves you more than I love you and more than your Daddy loves you...I know it is hard to believe & understand right now. My prayer for you this year is that you will find out for yourself how much your Heavenly Father loves you.
I am looking forward to seeing what God does with your sweet little heart this year. ALWAYS know that your Mommy loves you.


The She and I Show said...

Ah, tears! Heart-warming, throat swelling, tears forming...I need a kleenex! How I miss him. Your words were so sweet. What a blessing he is and will continue to be. Happy birthday buddy! I love you!

Mrs. Troop said...

Happy Birthday, Big Brother!
The time does pass quickly, doesn't it!
What a blessing for our kids to have earthly daddies to show us what our Heavenly Father is.