Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday!

Wow, 5 years old.  I can hardly believe it! I can't remember our lives without Owen and yet it seems like just yesterday he joined our family.  Owen has such a sweet, tender and loving spirit.

His major interest at 5 is superheros...especially batman.   He still loves to help Aaron and me around the house with anything and everything and is a great help.  He is super excited about going to 'big school' in the fall.  He's working on reading and really enjoys it.  I love to see the excitement he has when he learns and masters new skills...although he sometimes needs some encouragement to push through.  He is still a fish and loves anything to do with water.

This day is always a little challenging, but God grants me more peace each year.  Owen has gained quite an awareness about Evan this past year and it has been healing to talk about Evan and explain to Owen how special he is to be a twin and have a brother in heaven.  While tucking him into bed last night, I shared with him how blessed we are that he is healthy and how worried we were that we'd lose him too.  God has his hand on Owen and I can't wait to see what is in store for him.  Through Evan, Owen has learned so much about God...knowing that he has a brother in heaven has really allowed us to talk more than we probably would about how and why we go to heaven when we die.  He knows that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that Jesus offers us the gift of eternal life if we just believe that He is the Son of God and confess our sins.   What a blessing to share the love of Christ with a child and to see the faith of a child and his love for God growing.  

Happy 5th Birthday, Owen and Evan!  
Mommy and Daddy love you so much!

1 comment:

Judy Bogdan said...

I am thinking of you today. I know God's grace can be so helpful but what a blessing to see how God has used Evan in such a beautiful way to draw hearts closer to Him. Love you guys. You are continually in my heart and prayers.