Shall we start with the cliche? I CAN NOT BELIEVE YOU’RE 7!
But this past year you’ve found your place in our family, sandwiched between your two sisters. Your adventurous ways have rubbed off on Rachel, but you still protect her and have her best interest in mind. Meanwhile, you and Cate have found some common ground as friends, although you still like to pester her. I tell her that’s how you love her!
You’re a good brother sandwich, BLT.
You’re brave and loyal. You make friends easily and never run out of ideas. You like to build things and are becoming a good reader. You like to discover how things work and often leave a trail of your things. And you’re always ready for an adventure, which is why I didn’t worry you’d be disappointed when we had to change your party plan the day before.
I don’t always understand boys, but I’m glad God chose me be your mom. You’re all boy and you teach me so much! And, really, even though I fail sometimes, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Your life is a testimony to God’s faithfulness, and I love telling you about how we became four when you were born. I’m excited to see what God does with your energy and leadership. I know you’re going to do great things, my boy. So keep going and exploring and discovering and loving and playing and building and adventuring.
I’m guessing you’ll make friends and strangers smile and laugh along the way.
I love you,
Looking back on Ben’s life :: 1 year old. 2 years old. 3 years old. 4 years old. 5 years old. 6 years old.
Nicki Schroeder says
Kristin, I love how you do a Happy Birthday post each year for your kids. What a beautiful legacy you are leaving behind for them to cherish. Do you have a printed version that you also place in a book? If not, what a wonderful gift idea for each of your kids when they turn 18! 🙂
Kristin Taylor says
I haven’t printed them yet, but I do love the idea of putting them all together. Thanks for the idea! 🙂 Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
Sarah Koontz says
Happy Birthday, Ben!
Susan Shipe says
Enjoy Thanksgiving with Mickie and Minnie!!!! You lucky girl.
Thanks, Susan! We had a great time. I hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
Michele Morin says
Happy birthday to Ben! And Happy Thanksgiving to the whole crew!
Thanks, Michele! Hope you and your family had a lovely holiday too!
I love those initials woot woot! Sounds like a great kid with a great family. Blessings to you all and a Happy Thanksgiving!
The initials were a happy accident! 🙂 I hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving!
Kristin, this is so sweet. I love how you brought out things about your boy and shared with us.
Blessings to you! Have a great Thanksgiving!