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October 17, 2007

Happy Birthday To Zachary!

Well the second October birthday has come and gone in our household.

Yesterday was Zachary's 7th birthday.

There wasn't a whole lot of celebrating going on as the big party will be tomorrow when we celebrate Jesse and Zachary's birthdays together. We were going to celebrate yesterday but it ended up that Mark had to get field work done before the rainy weather hit, so we asked Zachary if he would mind if we would move his birthday to tomorrow so Dad could be around to celebrate with us. I told him that we could have the cake in the field but we wouldn't be able to have decorations. He thought for a minute and said, "Who needs decorations when I have so many friends!" (I later found out this was a quote from Winnie the Pooh.) But after thinking for a few minutes and remembering how much fun it is to have Dad around on birthday parties, he made a very grown up choice and decided to have the party tomorrow. You know your little boy is growing up when he thinks past the moment and makes decisions based on the whole picture.

Talking about that....that has been the theme of Zachary' past year. Actually it was THINK BEFORE YOU ACT. If I had a dime for every time I told Zachary this in the past year, I would have a lot of money!

For those of you who know Zachary, you know why we knick name him Zippy Z.

He is a very zippy boy, full of energy, full of new ideas, and once and a while gets himself in a little bit of trouble. You know how stuff just happens to some people? Well that's Zachary. Stuff just happens to him. Broken bones, stitches, mud, knocked out teeth....stuff. We have said ever since he was little, if we can train all this energy to do good godly things, then an amazing godly boy/man he will be. Well I think this year was the pivitol year in which we got over the hump and got into him thinking that his actions have consequences and he needed to think before he acted. Many times now I hear him ready to do something and he stops himself and says, "No, I shouldn't do that". We are proud of him and how far he has come.

Full of life, Full of smiles, Full of fun, Full of forgiveness, Full of zip....that's our Zachary!
We love you Zachary and know that as you learn more about God, His Word and following Him, you will touch many people for Him. We are glad that God sent you here 7 years ago. You are an important part of our family.

1 comment:

jeremy and/or laura said...

happy birthday, zach!
we love you!!
auntie laura, uncle jeremy and zaya