Monday, June 9, 2008

A few words about Ben

None of our kids are alike. Jonah is more sensitive, caring and thoughtful in a bull in a china shop sort of way. Andrew is, well, Andrew, and that means busy. Elijah is still too new to figure out, but eating, sleeping and pooing seem to sum him up right now. All our boys are special in their own way, but this month is June and is Ben's birthday month (June 26 to be exact), so I want to focus on him.

He is our only kid to be born "the right way." He is our biggest risk taker. The only kid of ours to have stitches and a broken bone already. He is not a leader at this point. He is more of a follower, but willing to give you his suggestions (commands) as how it should be done. He is competetive, but hangs out on the fringe of his sports ("Ben go get the ball" "Ben go with your team" "Ben be aggressive" are some of the things you may hear me yell at a soccer game). Sometimes during soccer he gets so excited he forgets to run and actually skips during games.

He is also smarter than I thought. At AWANA this year he memorized almost 2 books of verses and in Sunday school he memorized the ABC's of scritpure (26 verses/sayings) and received a trophy for which he is extremely proud.

He loves his brothers, Jonah is his best friend and I think he has taken a special liking to Eli. Where Jonah helps us alot with Andrew (mainly because he is older), I think Ben and Eli will be very close.

Ben is as close to a middle child as we will get. He is between an older brother with special needs and a newborn. I regret to say, that sometimes I feel like I have slighted him in the attention category. Thankfully he is resilient.

Anyway, here are a few more pics of Ben, pray for him this month when you think about him. He is a special boy.

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