Is busyness even a word? According to google, dictionary dot com and thesaurus dot com it is and more on Family O October busyness soon. Seriously. Now for some back blogging.
A letter to my eldest son on his sixth birthday:
Dear Boy O,
So much has happened in one year. You have gone through at least 13 pairs of shoes, two bicycle tires, countless pairs of jeans and grown six + inches. You have learned to swim, read, add and subtract. I don't think there is one thing in this world that you cannot do or accomplish if you set your mind to it. You are that rare person that is just good at everything you try. It is an amazing gift that not everyone has and I truly hope that you learn to appreciate it later on in life.
You have this wonderful ability to make friends everywhere we go. You are always the first to go up to a person and ask if they want to play. Sometimes they respond immediately, sometimes they have to think about it for a minute, and one time you even tried hard to engage an 87 year old great grandfather to join in your game of tag. He laughed and laughed at your invitation, and I had to have the don't-talk-to-strangers-talk afterward, but that is you to a tee. You love to play and don't mind making the first move to introduce yourself. Believe me, I have been taking notes and trying to follow your lead.
You are a good natured, kind, gentle and happy six year old boy and every one's best friend. Your Dad and I are always watching and learning from you and love you so much. We are proud of you, look forward to watching you grow and are so thankful to be your parents,
Mommy and Daddy O