Saturday, January 07, 2012

Ethan's 8th Birthday

Eight years ago our oldest son joined our family, and I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a dull moment since. :)

Ethan, we love you so much and thank God for every day we've spent with you. You are enthusiastic - always planning what we're going to do next. You are so smart - concepts at school come very easily to you, and you rarely struggle with school. You are friendly, light-hearted, and fun to be around. Your dad and I have been so impressed this year with the character God has been developing in your life too. We've seen you make hard choices and learn to submit to authority even when you don't understand why. This is precious to us!

One of the most special things about your 7th year is that you came to know the Lord as your personal Savior a few months ago. There is nothing more worthwhile than living for Him! We know He has amazing plans for your life, and we pray that you will seek to follow Him as you grow.

Yesterday we took Jayhawk cupcakes up to the school to celebrate. Half the class boo'd us as we walked in. ;)



Playing Heads Up, Seven Up with the class


Chosen birthday gift - a snowboard. :)



Celebrating with the other just-turned 8 year old



Happy birthday, sweet boy!


Lynn said...

So sweet - let's hope we get some snow for the board!

Praise the Lord for Ethan's profession this year - I know you and Dave want nothing more as parents than to see your kids grow up to be godly men and women for the Lord! They have great examples in their parents =0]

Kelly said...

What a lovely post about an amazing boy who is growing so quickly. I sit here with tears as I praise the Lord for Ethan's life and more importantly his NEW LIFE in Christ. A wonderful answer to the years of prayers...and looking ahead to many more years of praying that he would grow and grow and grow and one day we would open our eyes and see him before us as a God honoring man. So thankful to be a witness to the goodness of God! Love you and love E! Happy Birthday, Ethan!!

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