Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Birthday Interviews 2016- The Middle Son.

Today is his birthday.  He is 11.


A few of his favorite things. 

This year, I interviewed each of my son's for their birthday- all this week. It happens that way every year.
So this year, to shake things up I'm doing an interview series.

The first -for my sweet Elijah.

What is your name?  Elijah
How old are you? 11 
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing with lightsabers
What do you want to be when you grow up? Gemologist 
What is your favorite food? White Chicken Chili 
Who do you like to spend time with? my Mom
What do you do really well?  Give information.
What makes you laugh? Silliness, like funny faces
What is the best time of the day? late afternoon 
What are you afraid of? losing my family
Who is your best friend? my brother 
What do you like to do with your family? make homemade pizza and play card games 
What do you love to learn about? sea creatures
Where do you like to go? New Jersey, where Benjamin was- or the beach in Florida
What is your favorite book? "In My Heart" 
If you had one wish what would it be? Trillionare- so I can take care of my family forever- get them what they need- I'd be the richest kid in the world.


The smile says it all. 

These faces.  

I made him his favorite food for dinner and he got the lightsaber he's been drooling obsessing over for a really long time.

And when I tucked him in bed tonight, I might have teared up.  I told him how proud I am of him.  I asked him to look me in the eye while I told him that he is awesome, and special, and is going to do great things.  And he did.  As best he could he caught my eyes- he listened and accepted that God made him uniquely special.  And I assured him that he need not worry about losing his family.

I told him that I wouldn't trade him for nothing.  Not one thing.

And with that big beautiful smile, he told me he loved me.  I think I got the best present tonight.

Happy Birthday, Elijah!

Your Momma and Daddy sure do love you- and when asked if we'd do it again- the answer is YES!

Happy Tuesday y'all!

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