I am not sure how it happened.
One day he was just a little guy and did things like snuggling up with his daddy to read a story...
..and then the next day he was 7!
And doing things like this
He is such a blessing to us and we praise the Lord for him every day. He has grown and changed so much in the last year. He has become so good at reading and is excelling in school. He is exploring new interests, like his new focus, skateboarding. Whatever he does, he does to the best that he can. He is a very hard worker. He is also a wonderful big brother. He loves to play with his little sisters and make them laugh. He is so proud of how he can carry them around and hold them to help me out sometimes. He is also so good to include his youngest brother when he and the middle man play. He watches out for him and sticks up for both his brothers when they run into trouble. It gives us such joy to see the Holy Spirit at work in his life. He finds great joy in doing jobs that I haven't asked him to do and then surprising me, like cleaning up the basement, picking up outside, helping a sibling, or helping to set the table. We have been thrilled to hear of the good choices he is often making at school and how he takes a stand for the Lord there. He also is developing such a tender spirit to those in need around the world, and toward those who have never heard the Gospel. He is not perfect, but none of us are and I truly can't imagine life without him. God is so good in how he plans out our families.