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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy 14th Birthday, Jacob!

I'm a day late with this HAPPY BIRTHDAY post and Jacob even asked me today if I wrote a post about him!  I had to tell him I didn't, but he understood why.  We had his birthday party with extended family this past Saturday then our family was going in all different directions on his actual birthday Monday.
The three boys and I have been heading to a golf tournament for the past few days, so Jacob actually spent his birthday as caddie for his older brother.  What a nice thing to do for him!!  I'm not sure walking 4-plus miles and pulling a golf bag and hot temperatures.....would be my idea of "fun" on my birthday, but Jacob enjoyed it a lot!  
He actually would rather help someone else compete than compete himself.  I love that about him!  His kind heart shows through at times like this and it is a quality that will go with him the rest of his life.  I always joke that if I'm ever in a nursing home, Jacob will be the only one who visits me (and this is including my other three children AND my husband!! :)  I say it as a joke, but I really believe it!  He's got a level of compassion that comes naturally.  Maybe that is the direction his future undecided career should take.......time will tell.

I've mentioned before about Jacob being my smallest baby and the only one that was totally natural.  Because of that, each year on his birthday, I thank him for being the smallest!  He just smiles and laughs knowing that he's going to always be the smallest of his siblings.  He's okay with that.  He likes the fact that he can get in places where others can't!  I'm not sure what all that entails, but if he's happy with it, I am, too!

Thank you, Jacob, for being a great son!  You always say that you're not going to have that "teenager attitude" so this year is your test and I'm expecting you to keep your promise :).  You are unique and special and are a great young Christian example for others.  I look forward to seeing how God works in your life for many more years.

I love you,

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

That is SO Sweet! Isn't it wonderful how God blesses us all with special characteristics? I'm glad to know someone will visit you when you're old and gray! Happy bday Jacob!

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