Saturday, May 9, 2009
Happy Birthday, Billy!
Billy turned 14 on April 28. I can't believe that I met him just before he turned 8 and was baptized. It feels we have been family longer. I am so thankful for him and for his acceptance of me in his life and his desire to come live with us. I know it must be tough to be away from his mom and older sisters, but in all honesty, he is a tremendous big brother. Sure, he loves to have siblings younger and smaller that he can pick on after years of being the youngest and the recipient of much teasing himself. But aside from the teasing, he loves to shower his younger brothers and sister with love and attention. Amelie couldn't wait until he got back from Spring Break this year so he could teach her more wrestling moves :) Eric loves to play sword fight with Billy. Billy is also a great helper around the house and is even putting his hours in babysitting as his big sisters have done for him. Billy even lets the kids 'play' x-box with him with the extra controllers while he zooms around like nobody's business. Billy has done well in school this year and continues to impress me with his righteous desires. He loves to bear his testimony and we love to hear him and watch his tremendous example of goodness emanate through our home. We love you so much Billy! This Sunday, Jim will ordain him to be a teacher. What a blessing he is in our lives.