Tuesday, August 31, 2010

seven

friday he turned seven. celebrating and party preparations prohibited a timely post. but he so deserves one!

in seven words, he is:
focused
joyful
loving
loyal
genuine
tenderhearted
thoughtful

when I found out I was pregnant with child number two, the biggest question in my mind was "how can I love another, like I love spencer?" lucky for me, God's design for a mother's heart is for it to expand with more than enough love.

after spending a few moments with my second son, you'd probably come away with a similar list of adjectives to the ones I listed. yet we could bundle them all together and call him "mr. big." for when you get to know him, you'd see that he loves big, plays big, cares big, competes big...everything big.


this boy of mine is an early riser (seven am is late for him), and he is ready to go when his feet hit the floor. he loves waffles and honey nut cheerios. while his brother collected thomas the tank engine trains, he collects lego projects. he is patient to the nth degree when assembly is in session.
this boy of mine is an observer of people. as you watch him in a crowd, he is initially quiet and reserved, watching and analyzing his surroundings...he's always thinking. and then when the moment is right, he joins in.

this boy of mine is all about play. whether it's wii, psp, or wiffle ball in the backyard, this boy is a real live action figure. this action makes it easy for us to know when he isn't feeling well. if he's snuggling with you, there's a trip to the doctor right around the corner.

this boy of mine, isn't really. he's a precious child of God, entrusted to me for what will seem like a breath. he's a gift to everyone he meets. and every day I learn a little more how to possess a little less.

happy seventh birthday, boy of mine.

10 comments:

Meg said...

What a beautiful post, Kristyn! I'm all teary-eyed.

From All Stitched Up said...

Happy Birthday ! Truely a lovely post. I'd love to meet him.

The WoodLand School said...

What a lovely birthday tribute to your big boy :-)

stitching under oaks said...

that was beautiful girl...that boy sure is overflowing will wonderful qualities. You captured him so well! Happy Birthday Connor!

Denise said...

Mine turns 10 this year... the years sure fly by fast. Happy Birthday to your little guy :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

This was so sweet. Enjoy #7, it's a great year -- still young enough to show enthusiasm and a love for all things, yet old enough to be somewhat independent. Happy birthday. You put it so well.

Firefly said...

Oh Kristyn, this is so such a sweet post! I can tell by looking at that adorable face that your little guy is as wonderful as his dear mama!
Blessings to you all,
G
P.S. Love the balloon wreath -- what a fun idea!

Gloria said...

Awwww...very sweet post! Happy belated birthday to your little guy! Your Connor sounds a lot like my grand son. Dylan loves to put lego sets together, and is very active...when he is sitting too long, more loveable than usual, or quiet...you know he may be feeling a little under the weather!
The wreath turned out so fun!!! Love it!

a friend to knit with said...

that boy of yours is just the sweetest.
and kristyn. this is such a special post!
happy birthday, connor!
(how is he doing on his big lego cake?!)

Larissa said...

Happy Belated Birthday Conner! Enjoy each moment of this year - seven is a great one!