"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU..."
I cannot believe it has been 3 years since we were first handed our little baby drew! Someone once described our drew with the word "inquisitive." And I don't think there is a better word to describe him, especially now as a "pre-schooler." He brings so much life to our daily routine and certainly keeps me on my toes. It has been extra special to watch him move out of "babyhood" and into becoming a little boy. God has given him a wonderful personality that freely expresses his friendliness in open conversation with others. Sometimes, I just turn the other way and pretend I didn't hear him, because I cannot believe the things he says.
For example, while at the mall, I ran into another young mother with a little girl the same age as Jack. She also had a 3 year old, though not with her, and we were "comparing notes." Well, her mother came out of a nearby store to meet up with her. Drew engaged in conversation with her. It was quite friendly at first, but then I heard him say, "You have wrinkles on your face???" Even though I was talking to the young mom, I glanced over and saw the grandmother's embarassment. She didn't say anything and I hoped Drew would drop it. But no...he repeated himself LOUDER & CLEARER. So I quickly ended our conversation and wished them a nice day. I tried to explain "appropriateness" to drew...but I don't think it quite got through.
On a more recent trip to the grocery store, we were waiting in line. I could hear a couple talking behind us and could see that Drew was looking at them. He pointed (very directly) and said (very clear & loud, again) "Mommy, That's Jesus???" I knew what he said, but did not know why he would say that...until I turned around to see who he was talking about. I faced a man with shoulder length brown hair and a full beard. I am sure he knew what he said as he gave me a sheepish smile, of which I faintly returned. I then turned to Drew thinking of something to deter the previous comment and said, "No, honey. Ask him what his name is!" And so he did and met Rob & his wife in the check-out line. So, yes, I am always on my toes with this one. I am hoping Jack will be a bit more..."layed back." We love our Drew so much and are so thankful God gave him to us when he did. I always wanted a boy first so he could be a "leader" to our other kids.
Our Handsome Fella
Today is Drew's birthday, although we celebrated it on Saturday with the family. (pictures of the party to follow...my brother-in-law took 300+ pictures!!) So he really thought that was his birthday. But he did get 2 big boxes in the mail and a call from my grandparents and family. We also spent a little bit of time outside. Emphasis on little!