My kids…Jacob, Delaney, Sara and Ellie. They are four totally different individuals and yet quite the little tribe. Today seems like a good day to tell each one of them how amazing they are…
So here goes….we’ll start with Jacob.
Jacob, you are my only son and I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful kid. You are intelligent and thoughtful. You have such a sweet heart that I fear will get broken at least a few times in your life. You have always had a deep intensity when it comes to your faith in God…as you get older you are sharpening that and it’s one of my favorite things about you. There’s no greater Pokemon master that I know of and your Wii skills are off the chart. Regardless of the activity you are doing you give it your all. Thank you for being such a great big brother. You’ve found a nice balance of teasing and protecting your little sisters. Your teacher emailed me last week and said you were becoming “quite a leader” in your class. Keep it up buddy….that’s a skill that will take you far in life, no matter where your life takes you.
Delaney, my seven year old going on 17. You are such a delight. Your sense of humor and your desire to do all things “grown-up” make you so much fun to be around. Your grades (almost straight A’s last report card) are fantastic and the best part…your behavior is just as good as your school work. Right now, your favorite things are ballet, cooking and yep, still Justin Bieber. You’re learning to do your own hair and you have a great fashion sense. As your dad put it, “Delaney never leaves the house without lookin’ smooth.” You have a compassionate heart and you are always thinking about who needs a friend. Don’t ever lose that…it’s such a special gift.
Sara…crazy, silly, hilarious Sara. What can I say? I think God put you in our family to make sure we stay laughing. You know how to make everyone smile and you’re pretty cute to go with it. Your imagination knows no end…who knew that Barbie’s and dinosaurs could get along so well? You’re going to preschool and you just started ballet classes. You are somewhat addicted to Yo Gabba Gabba, especially on the iPad. You are a tiny little peanut but your big personality makes up for what you lack in size. You are always wanting “to help”…and I couldn’t ask for a better little helper.
Baby Ellie…our sweet little Eleanor. You are my last baby and you are growing up altogether too fast. When we had your 1st birthday party I realized…this is my LAST 1st birthday party. Just the first of many “this is my last” thoughts I’ve had over your first year. You are already wearing 18 month clothes, you’re ready for your first haircut and walking is just around the corner. Your smile lights up the room and your big brother and sisters adore you. With you, our family feels complete. We love you little one…
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