Happy 8th Birthday, sweet boy! It seems like I was writing your 5th birthday letter just yesterday. Just like that, three more years have passed by, and you have grown up on me. You are doing more and more each day. But, no matter how much you have grown and changed, one thing has stayed the same: You continue to be one of the kindest, most loving little boys that I know. You are always putting others before yourself. For that, I am grateful. It’s so easy to love you. So easy!
I had so much fun celebrating your birthday! You chose to go to my favorite restaurant: Mexican! You know how to make your mommy happy! 😊
It was so cute when you whispered that you wanted to let the waiter know that you were celebrating your birthday. But, you made sure to whisper that you really didn’t want whipped cream smashed in your face. You were such a good sport when you DID get whipped cream smeared all over your face. I was so proud of you!
You being a good sport set an example for me when I got whipped cream smeared all in my face a couple of weeks later on my birthday! You have taught me how to have fun and go with the flow! We could all learn a lot from you. Thank you for always being who God created you to be! Don’t ever change, sweet boy!
You have not only taught me how to let go and have fun, but you have also taught me the power of prayer. A few weeks before your big day, you prayed that Jayce would get a skating party for his birthday. God answers prayers and is faithful to take care of those who diligently seek Him. Aren’t you glad you got to share his party and celebrate your birthday, too? You had a ball at your skating party. I loved watching you smile and skate with your friends.
It seems like you always have a smile on your face. Keep on having fun and shining for the Lord, sweet boy! Always let your light shine. I will love you forever, and you’ll always be mine.
We also had fun at the playground on your big day!
Matthew 5:16King James Version (KJV)
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
James’s birthday interview:
How old are you? 8
What is your favorite food? Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, and Applesauce
What do you hope you never have to eat again? tomatoes
What is your favorite thing to do? Play Minecraft
What is your favorite animal? All of the rare ones
What makes you happy? My mommy and my family
What is the best memory from when you were 7? Going places with Mawmaw
What is one thing you’d like to do while you are 8? Go to Legoland
What would you like to be when you grow up? A lego creator
What is your favorite song? Amazing Grace
Where is your favorite place to eat? Red Lobster
What is your favorite book? The Ear Book
Where would you like to go on vacation? Legoland in Florida
What would you like the world to know? I’m not sure…
Want to see how much James has changed over the years?