Tomorrow he embarks on a new journey - turning thirteen. Amazed at what he has done and will continue to do I consider posts like this such a blessing because I can celebrate him right now, today. I don't want to wait...
He glides through so many circumstances because he has a calm and caring nature
Nature loving and outdoorsy kind of guy!
Loves animals and cares for them with tenderness
Works hard to discover new things
New discoveries with his best friend. I am so thankful for a camera to remember these moments
Sports make his world an exciting place, also a place of learning, growing, success and failures
Doesn't every man think he is superman?
Loves playing in the water and invites his sisters to join in
The Jack smile
What would we do without a trampoline? Seriously, no idea...
The best cottage moment ever!
Always seeking something, there is always something to be found!
When did he grow up?
Yup, a precious boy - a gentle soul
This seems like far too many years ago
Knee boarding (makes my knees hurt just thinking about it) is a fav. He is so calm when he is out there, like his Daddio a happy place to be~!
Jack will receive his own toolbox tomorrow, Yes real tools! But I have asked special family in his life to leave him tools of wisdom via words to add to this toolbox. He will open a hammer and also open life giving words that will give him perspective and hopefully stay in his heart as he continues to mature in his faith journey. Biblical insight and wonderful wise words are on the way.
Here is one I received today - made me cry
Your character is what God knows you to be.
Your reputation is what people think you are.
Character is what you are in the dark
You can sell out Character but you can't purchase it.
What you are tomorrow, you are becoming today.
The test of your character is what you would do if you knew no one would ever know.
words anonymous sent to Jack from a special member of our family
Happy Birthday Jack - we love you!