Friday, August 3, 2018

Happy Birthday, Lijah!!

Kiddo! You're eight! (Well, eight years and one day. But given how close you were to being born on the 3rd instead of August 2, I guess it's fair to write your post on the 3rd. This time.)  That's huge!!

We love you so much. You have such passion and joy and exuberance in life. And I'm so glad that you're no longer two, or anywhere near there. You were still oh so cute back then, but I get a lot less white hairs now that you seem to have a healthy understanding of how to avoid making every action death defying.

We love how you love people. You can't get enough of talking to or about your favorites. (You really do have sooooo many words). You're confident and patient and you keep the long game in mind. You're funny and provide a good source of entertainment for your mama -- this is an important skill to keep in life. ;)

You love to read and to pray and you love developing good relationships with your siblings ... you and Sammy are still great pals but you've pulled J.J. into your world, and he loves looking up to you as his big brother.

You're going places, Kid! We love you and can't wait to see more of the world through your eyes!!

Happy, happy birthday, Elijah!