Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A Letter to My Son

Dear Caleb,

11!  Wow!!  How in the world can I have an 11 year old?!?  This has been a big year of growth and experiences for you.  I love watching you mature into the young man God created you to be.

This last year, you have really come into your own.  You joined the Musical Theater Club and earned a speaking and singing part in The Little Mermaid.  I was so proud of you up there on that stage!  

This year, you are playing Lefeu in Beauty and the Beast and are doing such a great job.  It is fun to watch you develop as an actor and singer.  You absolutely love to sing and can often be heard belting show tunes from the basement.  In fact, as I type this, you are singing "Defy Gravity" from Wicked!

You're also doing a great job playing the trumpet and were chosen to be part of the All-County band this year.  You are following in your dad's footsteps!  Who knows--maybe you'll join the marching band in a few years!

You are still really enjoying fencing and being a part of a "team."  Your fencing group is made up of so many different ages and you really enjoy fencing a variety of ages and abilities.  I love that you have found a sport that you enjoy and is so unique.

 Ever since you were a baby, Daddy and I have prayed that you would love God.  We are so thankful that you have given your life to Him and that you have a passion for Christ.  Right now, you want to be a missionary when you grow up.  Even if you end up choosing a different career, there is no doubt in my mind that you will be sharing Christ with others in whatever you do.

Buddy, we are so thankful for the way you love your sister.  You have such a heart for her and it makes me smile when you two are together.  You know it's a special bond when you beg for a sleepover in her room every Friday night!  You are her fiercest protector and biggest cheerleader.  I know you worry about her, but you are her champion.

During your 11th year, I look forward to more musicals, band and chorus concerts, Star Wars conversations, and many more books read!  I love you Caleb!!  You are a great kid!


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