Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Savior is Born!

My baby boy is six years old.  "A Savior is born" was his line in the Christmas play.  A more appropriate line has never been given to a child.  Matthew will proudly tell anyone who asks that he made his mom happy again.  It's funny that he was supposed to be named "Brian", but when he was born, the first words Brian said were, "He looks like a Matthew" to which I quickly agreed before even seeing him!  It wasn't until after I brought him home that I looked up the meaning of the name Matthew in  a baby name book.  Matthew:  Gift from God.  

I think I've blogged that story before, but I can't help myself.  I can still see myself in my room thumbing through the baby name book and feeling touched by God at that very moment.

So in addition to turning six, my little man lost his first tooth.  We knew it was coming.  He had been wiggling, and tugging, and twisting, and pushing on the poor tooth for a week.  Ms. Debra managed to pluck it out for him.  He was proud as could be!  He ran through the school to show off his new smile to the secretary, the custodian, the school nurse, a random parent in the hallway... and so on!  
Matthew chose to get money, (lots of it) instead of having a birthday party with friends.  He requested the money be all in ones so that he could have a big pile of it!  He says he is going to go shopping with me on "Black Friday", so he could get good deals.  He looked a little disappointed when I told him that was a year away.  (Not to mention that is when I do a lot of my Christmas shopping!) So he decided he is going to wait until AFTER Christmas to spend it.  Here's the happy birthday boy!Here are the top six things I love about Matthew!!

1.  His smile.
2. His giggle.
3. His snuggles.
4. His compassion.
5. His Faith.
6. His ability to charm almost anyone.  

Happy Birthday Little Man
I love you to the moon and back!

God is good.  All the time.