And so it begins....he turns 13 !
So hard to believe in many ways, so evident in others.
Soon he'll be taller than me. He's really quite remarkable and I so admire who he is. It is my prayer that he exits the teen years certainly with the confidance only experience can bring but with much the same goodness and character that he has today!
Stay true to yourself, son.
If you were reading last year, you'd know how we celebrate birthdays. (You'd also know what I mean by the title..."and so it begins." We're about to get slammed! Four birthdays will be celebrated under this roof in a span of 17 days.)
This year he chose....
Birthday Breakfast: Reese's puff cereal (a once a year treat)
Birthday Lunch : French dip toaster sandwich from Arby'sBirthday activity : Ice hockey
Birthday dinner : marinated, grilled, frenched lamb chops with corn, caesar salad, baguette's with bruschetta followed by make-your-own-Sundaes! (He'll never have room for it all!)
Presents: Just about every training item from HockeyShot.com and the Words of Wisdom Box.
I think the real treasure will be the Words of Wisdom letters. I asked our families and special men in my son's life to write to him with their advice, or favorite quotes or memories of the teenage years to mark this milestone. When he opens this box and sees how he has been honored I am sure it will be very meaningful to him! I have seen some of these letters and they are all so exceptional, a few...unforgettable! I suspect that every time he revisits the box, these words of wisdom, support from those he loves and admires, will mean more and more to him...
Birthday Verse - Matthew 7:24 Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock.