Another year has come and another little boy has turned a year older. My Elijah bear is now 12 years old! That means this time next year, I'll have another teenage boy.......yikes! Elijah is full of life and plays so hard each and every day. He loves watching sports, playing sports and anything that has to do with a ball. When he's not inside taking a break, you can find him outside on the trampoline, riding his bike, hooping it up with a basketball or hiding out in his fort. I love this red-headed boy and although he pushes my buttons pretty regularly, I couldn't imagine our family without him.
He had planned a birthday weekend in Stigler with three of his closet friends, but the school calendar changed and he wasn't able to go. He was pretty bummed but we thought up of a plan B and I think he had a blast. His friends came over for a backyard party where they ate, opened presents and played. After a little while they all got their sleeping bags and pillows and went to the trampoline for the night. I didn't they would last all evening out there, but they surprised me and actually slept from 11:00-6:30. I slept on the couch just to keep a good eye on them!
We are so thankful that we have this little boy and that the Lord allowed him to be born. Despite a rough pregnancy, the Lord was faithful in allowing Elijah to be born strong and healthy. I look forward to watching him be active in the youth group, starting middle school and growing in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord in the next year.