Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day 27: Tools

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~!


The toolbox

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!

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!

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