Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Eight

Babies adore him. Children respect him. Mothers appreciate him.

No, he's not a politician.

He's my Micah. And today, he is eight.

Already?

Babies and little children flock to him as if he's the Pied Piper. But he never leads them astray; he dances, and they laugh. He sings, and they clap. He reads, and they listen. He just sits there, and they crawl all over him. As I said, mothers appreciate him.

And so do I.

Big squishy boy who doesn't fit on my lap but has his place in the crook of my neck. Who listened as each member of his family prayed over him this morning, and then laid his head on the table and prayed for each one of them. In detail. With great feeling and depth and love.

Today, he is eight.

Just?

My second born marks his best day with the first day of autumn, my favorite day of the year. For both reasons. The heat raced through our vents this morning as the outside air read forty-two degrees, and I smiled at that familiar scent and laughed at Micah's greeting of Happy birthday! I mean... it's my birthday! And then he ate three breakfast sandwiches and gulped his orange juice and read the morning Psalm and declared today the best birthday ever.

Today, he is eight.

Already today. Just today.

We won't think about tomorrow. Until tomorrow.

Happy birthday, Micah!




15 fellow travelers shared:

Bekki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICAH!! I love that little man.

Cathy said...

What a gift :)

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday, Micah! May your heart grow ever closer to HIS...

judy kay said...

Happy birthday to Micah! He sounds like such a precious young man. Our oldest is eight and we're really, really loving this age with him. Hope you day of celebration is wonderful.

Joy said...

Happy Birthday, Micah! You bring a twinkle to your mama's eyes. I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Katie Eagy said...

I'll never forget how much Micah doted on Hannah at the 4th of July celebration at your parent's house. She was just 7 months old and he was so cute with her! Happy birthday to a wonderfully handsome and sweet boy.

debi said...

He's just the cutest....loved seeing all these pics....and Happy Birthday to Micah!!

Quinne said...

Hi Elise :) A happy, happy birthday to your Micah. He is beautiful :) Please give him a big bday hug from NC for us.

And this day is a most precious favorite of mine, too. Love you! Q

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday, Micah!

Linda said...

Happy birthday to you precious boy!! Oh I remember my little boys at eight Elise. How I longed to freeze time. Now I have two grandsons and one of them is eight. God is good. Treasure these days.

Christine said...

What a special young man! Happy birthday to your boy!

Maja said...

Happy birthday!!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday, Micah!!! You are just such a joy to your Mama's heart and therefore to mine! May you be blessed this year in every way imaginable!

Hugs from the southwest...

Stacey

jenny said...

What a sweet tribute to your sweet boy, Micah.

I like your new look!

The Limon's said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it. How sweet your little Micah is. My son Micah just turned 8 on the 23 of Sept. It made me smile to see your little guy and what a sweet young man he is.

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