I can't believe it...where did the time go? Sam has officially turned 8 years old. I can still see that tiny boy I so longed for in the big boy I now have. So I feel a need to record what he is like now because it goes so quickly.
Samuel is: strong in character and body, amazingly smart (3 languages folks), handsome (mommy is worried about the future), hyper at times, heart of gold, likes to debate with his parents (not a good sign for the teenage years), wears his emotions on his sleeve, has amazing theology, comes up with amazing insights and then wants to talk about cars in the same instance, trying so hard to figure out this brother thing (and really does love his brother), loving (even when mommy is crabby), hungry all the time, scatterbrained at times, the best 8 year old dancer I have ever seen (amazingly, I have seen many), a boy with rhythm, a math lover, someone who can push my buttons more than most, the most amazingly adaptable child, a good friend to people, and a child who really does want to please God.
|Watch out girls|
Samuel and I are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together. He has just started 3rd grade in Norway and is doing amazingly well with the language and getting new friends. He is starting to sound Norwegian (something I never thought this momma would say). Samuel can name sports cars by looking at them (when I have no clue). He is thrilled to bike to school or go to the skate park. He talks about and prays about the orphanage that we will be starting Nepal at least once everyday.
|The party at Grebbestad with Farmor and Farfar this past weekend|
Andreas and I are continually blessed by this amazing child. Of course he pushes the limits and can drive me insane at times, but the truth is I wouldn't want life without him.
The other day I was putting Sam to bed and he said, ''Mommy, I'm so glad that you and Daddy are my parents and I don't want to return you.'' (I will be reminding him of this when he is a teenager!)
You are my wonderful boy. I am so proud of you and adore you. You drive me insane sometimes, and I am sure you feel the same about me sometimes. I know I expect a lot from you, but you can do it. I praise God everyday that you are my son. You show me Jesus in so many ways and show me my shortcomings also. I will continue to ask God for strength to be a better mom, and to always show you how amazing you are.
I love you,