Today is Brent's birthday - his first birthday with seven children. Also our Ethiopian kids' first opportunity to see how we can honor our parents on their special day.
This morning, while I (Kris) read about William Penn and the Pennsylvania Colony (1600's history), the kids created beautiful works of birthday art for their father. In addition to a picture each child wrote one reason why they love their dad. Here are the results:
"One thing I love about you, dad is......"
Aaron -"your mobility with a bad back"
Jenna - "the way you always wait patiently until we can pray."
Joseph - "that you teach me about Jesus."
Ellie - "that you are a good dad. I am special to have you as a dad."
Kate - "your great big bear hugs!"
Brooke - "that you are silly and that you love Jesus."
Max - "that you are very strong. You could kill Goliath."
We also enjoyed Brent's favorite Oatmeal Cake and a few token gifts.
Happy Birthday, Brent... One thing I love about you is that you always put us first. Always. I watch you over and over sacrifice your time, energy, and wants for us.