Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Inscriptions for Gabe ~ 7th Birthday

 Dear Gabe,

Today you are 7! What an amazing year you have had, growing up in so many ways to become a responsible, godly man. This year we moved to a new house, it was quite an adjustment but you looked on it as an exciting adventure!

You have grown this year, you have learned to value responsibility and keep your wallet, watch and knife on you all the time. That is impressive! You learned to empty the dish washer and make your bed. I am so proud of you, your mind is so sharp and you memorize things so easily. Always use that mind of yours for good and never look down on others who don't quite catch on as quickly.

This school year you moved from leveled books to chapter books - your first was the Magic Tree House series. You love to read yet struggle to sit still because you'd rather be outside playing!

In math this year you whizzed through Alpha (1st Grade) and then started Teaching Textbooks 3. You have flourished in Math this year!

 In church you are suppose to be in 1st grade, but you love your brother so much you convinced your teacher to let you hang out with the 3rd grade class. You grow up too much, always tagging along behind Drew. The two of you are inseparable and you keep up with him so well, its almost like having twins instead of you being 3 years apart. You both have the same friends and you are now doing the same school work (for the most part). I'm so proud of you for using your mind for good and challenging yourself !
 Gabers, you are such a protective big brother to your little sister! You keep your eyes on her all the time and protect her from danger. You just received an electric scooter and you did not want her to ride it for fear of her getting hurt.

You are very social, Drew is content to play for an hour or so but then comes inside to rest and play by himself, but you get energized by being around lots of people. You love playing with all the kids in the neighborhood and sometimes talk so quickly no one can understand you. You love to share and play with friends! You get that from your daddy!
I will leave you this year with a charge from Hebews 6: " Therefore  move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so." 

Gabe this year  I pray you will grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. I pray you will move beyond the basic teaching and become more mature, with a foundation of repentance and faith in God.