Monday, August 03, 2015

Kai Turns Nine: Halfway to Adulthood



Today our Kai Bear turns nine.  He let me know that he is officially halfway to being an adult which made me stop and think.  An adult?  Yes, I can see it.  Kai is a typical oldest child in that he's responsible and a good leader. Yes, he might like to lead a bit much and is a touch too competitive, but really, if that's our biggest concern right now, then I'd say we're just fine.


Kai, we love you so much.  From a 9 lb 11 oz baby to a 68 lb nine-year-old, we are so thankful that we have been here with you along the way; growing together.  We love watching your soft and gentle side with Nya; the way you encourage her and cuddle together on the couch melts my heart.  I love when you play peek-a-boo with Little One and get those big giggles in return. We appreciate when you and Koen play creatively and cooperatively together; you two are such good buddies...and wrestling partners.  I love when you curl up next to me on the couch and say, "I love mama."  It's awesome to see you running with dad and training for your next 5 km race--what a fun way to spend time together.


I'm not afraid of you growing up; I know you will make mistakes--we all do, but I know your heart.  I know your desire to do what's right and to work hard.  I know that God has great plans for you.

We love you so much, Kai Bear.  I hope you always know and feel that in your heart.


Love,
Mom

PS Your freckles are so cute.

7 comments:

  1. Amazing. 9! What a fun, special age. Happy Birthday Kai.

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    1. It is a fun age from what I can tell so far ;)

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  2. happy birthday Kai! I know the feeling of liking to lead a bit too much being the oldest child myself too ;)

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    1. I may know a bit about it too ;)

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  3. He looks like his dad, but has your dimples! Hope he is having a happy birthday!

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    1. I agree! I love that my kids have dimples :)

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  4. Awesome! Happy belated 9th to Kai!

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