Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gratitude Challenge: Day 25


Happy Birthday, Hunter!!!!
I know, I know; I skipped yesterday, already looking toward Thanksgiving.  Today, November 25, my oldest son turns 16.  How is that possible?  Was I not paying close enough attention, did I miss anything?  I hope not.  I am so glad to have parented him for the last 16 years and watch the awesome man he is growing into.  As he begins to make important decisions on his own, I pray that he remembers all we've tried to instill in him.  Especially, vote Conservative!  LOL!
He is such a bright, engaging boy.  I have been told more than once how thoughtful and helpful he is, even when I'm not there to force the issue.  I guess that is all we can ask for as parents, for others to notice the manners that you've beaten into their brains.

Hunter is an awesome son, a great brother and a beloved grandson.  Hunter can also be labeled in another way, Taekwondo Black Belt.  He was very reluctant to attend taekwondo when we first took the boys there, but now he is adamant about never missing.  He took it very seriously and still does, he'll be Second Degree blackbelt by Summer 2011 and intends to begin MMA training now that he's 16.

In the above pic, you can see the kids' names and their degree.  What you can't see, is that they each chose a Bible verse to have  as a reminder on the other side of their belt.  Hunter chose, 2 Peter 5-7 and I think it suited him beautifully.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!  Head over here to see what others are grateful for today.

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6 comments:

SisterTipster said...

Happy Birthday Hunter! And Christi~sending you a hanky...it's a happy but little sad day for you~I know, mine is doing the same next week~WHERE did the time go? Have a blessed Thanksgiving/birthday! HUGS!

The Unsell Family said...

Happy 16th to your son! And Happy Thanksgiving.

Michelle Smith said...

Happy birthday to your son! The time certainly does fly quickly, doesn't it? And happy Thanksgiving. :)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I hope Hunter had a great birthday, and that your family had a great Thanksgiving.

Jennifer said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it was a wonderful holiday for your family and birthday for your son.

Jimi Ann said...

Happy 16th Hunter!! Time does go by too fast. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.