Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guess who is 8...

He came to me today, with much excitement in his voice. "I'm 8 today! I can't believe it! I'm 8 today!"

I can't believe it either.

G has boundless energy that can not be contained. He overflows with creativity and exuberance. And a love for Jesus that can not be faked or imagined. He will be passionate for Jesus when he gets older because he's got quite a lot of it already.

He has decided that he wants to be an architect/builder/spy when he gets older. For his birthday he requested spy equipment and a wii remote of his very own. (He's getting both, shhh, don't tell him.)

I'm not entirely sure what schooling we need to have in order to be that combo of things, but it will happen if he wants it to happen.

As you can see, he's already working on his costume for the future. (He did end up modifying the feathers to pipe cleaners to be laser guns)

He is G, the dragon-slayer and un-containable.
And you know what? My eyes tear up at the thought -- I wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy Birthday, G!
I hope you Enjoy being 8!!

Edited to add a conversation I just had with him: I'm so glad to be 8! I feel.... Bigger!
"Really?" I asked. "Do you feel different than you did when you were 7?" (Thinking to myself that it was all of one day ago.)

"YEAH! I do. I'm Bigger and I'll get to play different games." I did not laugh. I am proud of that. He was so EARNEST and sincere..I just had to say, "Well, I'm glad."

Then as he helped carry in the few groceries we needed for dinner tonight (Tacos!) he said: "I feel STRONGER!"

8 is going to be a fantastic year!


A&EMom said...

Happy Birthday, G-Man. May you continue to charm us all with your kindness and love!

Dapoppins said...

This makes me want to get off the computer and go hug an 8 year old...but he is in school today, so I am okay.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday G Man! I think June 10 is the absolute best day to be born, could be because it's my birthday too- but I'm 37!!!

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh bless his heart. I have my own little 7 year old boy and I can just feel the love in your heart for your son.

Happy Birthday to a big 8 year old.

KarenW said...

Happy birthday to G! My G has always uncontainable boundless energy too.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Aw, Happy Birthday to your son! I love little boys. You could totally use that "stronger" thing to your advantage- he may happily do extra chores if you announce that you are looking for someone REALLY strong to help. I get my boys all the time with that one- I know, I'm shameless.

Growin' with it said...

oh how i love it when a little man has a bday and feels "bigger"...even though there's a little twinge of heartache for mama. and the ambitions on what he wants to be...adorable!

TobyBo said...

a stronger boy is a good thing, isn't it?

~ Toby whose Mr Music who feels very strong, male, and hungry today just polished off *6ths* at dinner. Since he runs to about 70 pounds at 10, I keep the servings small so he can do such a male thing.

jugglingpaynes said...

Happy Birthday G-Man! 8 is great!

The Gang's Momma! said...

Happy belated! Adorable :) When LadyBug turned 9 (which got totally lost in the chaos of my life in May and June!), she told us she felt grown up. That she felt so grown up she should be able to stay up till 9. HA! Maybe come summer break. Maybe :)

Paula Vince said...

Happy Birthday to G! He's right, 8 IS big and strong! They sound like great presents.
Happy belated birthday to you, too. Enjoy being 35. I don't know about you, but I find the 30s are nicer than the 20s in some ways.

Anonymous said...

Wow G - Happy 8th birthday!!!!!!!!!! :D

Sandy said...

I have a "G" too - who just turned 14! Happy Birthday big guy!

TobyBo said...

do you know that when I want to visit your blog, I click on your HSB then click over from there? It builds the anticipation and enjoyment.

time for a new post. Too much anticipation could kill me.