Well, today I am thankful for my son Josh! Friday is his 7th birthday and I just can't believe he is already 7 years old and will be starting 1st grade in just another week. Wow! They say time flies when you're having fun and I would certainly say that is true for us.
I never dreamed the fun I could have with my own children and especially with a little boy. I grew up in a house full of girls. I have all sisters and not a brother in the bunch of us. When we found out we were expecting a boy I honestly wasn't sure what I would do with a boy. I mean, I knew I would love him.. nothing different there. But, what do little boys do for fun? Play in the mud, you say? UGH! You know, though, he has confirmed for me that little boys do play in the mud from time to time. But, he has also taught me how incredibly sweet and loving little boys are. Who knew?! This little guy is always up for a hug... doesn't matter what we're doing or who is around. If he senses that I'm having a rough day, he is right there with a hug and an "I love you, Mom". At bedtime he tells me just about every night that he "loves me all the way to the moon and back 10 million, billion and a gillion times".
And, fun? Oh. my. goodness. This little guy is the essence of fun. His smile will light up a room and his laugh comes from deep down inside. I can not even think what's he's laughing at is funny myself and I end up laughing just as hard as he is!
As you can tell in the picture he is all about fun and relaxation this summer. He really knows how to sit back and relax and enjoy life. I have pictures of him in almost this exact pose at under 2 years old. I know I'm his mommy and probably just a wee bit prejudiced, but they are too cute!
So, this week I am thanking God for my kind, loving and sweet 7 year old Josh! Thank you, Lord.
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