It seems like only yesterday that we were dressing him in infants clothes, that he needed assistance getting those painful bubbles out, that his soft chubby baby skin was still pink. It seems like only yesterday that he was first talking, a bubbling little man full of life and joy. His favorite thing to do was put his pinky fingers together and "play golf." It seems like only yesterday that we took the training wheels off of his little bicycle as Dad stood by to catch him when he fell. It seems like only yesterday that he learned to read, write and so much more. His whole life is like a yesterday to me, and yet forever to him.
Our continuously growing not so little-anymore man, Caleb, was born into our family on this day, ten years ago. It seems so strange to me that he is now the age that I was when he was born. I'm sure he is much bigger than I was at his age, but at the time I remember thinking that I was so old, such a big sister, and I wonder - does he have similar thoughts?
Caleb has been such a blessing to our family of mostly girls. He is always there to stand on the outside of the sidewalk to protect his sisters, or to help them out of the car, or shut the door. And of course, he is always ready to show Jessica his latest bug find, or come give me a hug as he drips with sweat. He is usually the first to compliment a fine dinner or dessert, even when things don't taste the way they should. Though he is not perfect, Caleb is our little gentleman, and we love him dearly.
Happy 10th Birthday, Caleb! May God richly bless you, as you ardently seek His face, and fulfill His call for your life.