Monday, February 22, 2010

6 Years and Counting!

Today is our first baby's 6th birthday! I can't believe that so much time has passed so quickly!

There is so much to say about this wonderful boy that I don't even know where to begin!

Everyday he amazes me with his Bubba'isms, his smile and his love. There have been so many times that Chris and I just watch him and can't help but sit back and smile. He makes us laugh, makes us mad, but most of all makes us love. There are so many times during the day that I can't believe that this little man is a part of our lives; a wonderful, blessing filled, part of our lives.

God has done an amazing work in this child in such a short period of time. At the tender age of 3, our little boy had to experience loss that we were not prepared for him to have to go through. But in that, he has learned to love everyone all the more. Most importantly, he has been able to see God's sovereignty over our lives, and it has opened his eyes to how awesome our Lord is. He is already asking so much about God and Grace and I love knowing that Jesus is so real to him that he is ready to see Him. His childlike faith is an inspiration to us.

With Aunt Rachel, July 2004

The thing that amazes me the most about Christopher is that he exudes love for others. His first concern is for others' feelings. He gives so much love and affection that sometimes he is just a walking hug! Right before Aiden was born, we told Christopher that our prayer was that Aiden would learn how to love just like Christopher. While Christopher shows love for so many, he is most of all in love with his little brother. There is nothing that he won't do for Aiden. He feels very responsible for Aiden and worries when he is upset or in need.

with Aiden

With all that, Happy Birthday, Bubba Bear! Thank you for loving so much. Thank you for blessing our lives and making us laugh. Never lose that love that is so big inside you.


Jenna Allen said...

Oh my goodness! That was the sweetest post and most precious pictures. You are right; your little Christopher just exudes love and joy. He is a remarkable child and you are blessed to get to be his parents. I am happy to hear he head a wonderful sixth birthday! Where has the time gone? Little Aiden is mighty adorable too!