Thursday, August 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Nathaniel!

May you live to see your children's children...
Psalm 128:6

The only problem I see with grandchildren is that they just grow up TOO FAST! 

Six years ago on August 7th, our family was blessed with the last grandchild - the caboose of the group of four unique and special young people Ed and I call our grands.  What a hoot he is!  How can you resist that smile?  And the neat thing is, he wears it most of the time. 

August 7 was already a special day for our family because that's my Father's birthday.  He passed in 2001, but I swear - from some place in heaven he gave Nathaniel a shot of his quirky personality and sense of humor. 

Nathaniel is going to need that sense of humor and all the quirky spunk he can muster because he has a challenge.  Right before Christmas last year, we learned that he is acutely hearing impaired.  He wears a hearing aid in his left ear and it hasn't slowed him down a bit.  He has learned to put it in and take it out himself, and to put it in a safe place when it's time for bath or bed.  It won't be long before he will be dealing with the batteries himself.   

We are seeing that God gives a special grace wherever it's needed.  Every child is a blessing and we love all our grands the same.  Some just need a little more help than others. 

Happy birthday, sweet boy.  Keep smiling.  Your Mimi and PawPaw love you.