|Jeshurun with his new birthday bike|
My sweet boy turned six yesterday! Wow! Six years have flown by since he was born. He is one of my closest friends, my own personal comedian, and there is almost never a dull moment when he is awake. I have been challenged by him in every area of my life: physically (hello, can you say overdue baby and all-day labor without meds?), emotionally (brought to tears over discipline woes, and my patience being tried day in and day out), and spiritually (my biblical call to motherhood, self-examination over the Truth I teach him every day).
For what we have sowed in tears and perseverance, we have reaped ten-fold in blessings and great joy! He is smart, creative (what this kid can do with a bunch of string, a toilet-paper roll and a twist-tie...MacGyver!), talkative (more than me sometimes...and that's sayin' something!), funny, smiley, growing in wisdom, excited about the Bible (his self-proclaimed favorite subject...even over Science!), cute (love those big blue eyes), and energetic to the max. He is learning to serve his family more and more each day. Even today, he was training Kyla how to pick up her toys, encouraging her with every time she put a block in the box, "Good baby! You are picking up so well!" He does his morning chores diligently and comes when he is called, most of the time with a happy heart! ;)
He has dreams to be a Kung Fu master one day, thank you Po. I know that whatever he does, that his calling is to be the "upright one" who walks in God's ways, as his name means. Whether he's a Kung Fu master, a teacher, a safari guide or a bug enthusiast...whatever he does, he will do it with passion and great vision. There are wonderful things in store for his life. I can't wait to see them come to fruition!
Here's a look into what we did to celebrate Run yesterday:
|special breakfast: Jeshurun's request...a tower of French Toast...the toppings: syrup and sweetened condensed milk.|
|four pieces later...all smiles.|
|we went to a night safari...Run loves the elephants!|
|they had 14 white tigers there. amazing.|
|we pet the deer...|
|fed the goats...|
|fed the birds...|
|got attacked by them...|
|got a little goofy...|
|posed for tons of pictures...|
|...and pet a giraffe. what an awesome night!|