Today you are 6 years old. I know I sound like all grown-ups when I say this, but I can't believe you are already six. It really doesn't seem like all that long ago you were the little guy that I was chasing down the sidewalk, and here you are, counting money and building elaborate cars out of K'nex and losing teeth. You probably won't read this for a long time....but I write it just to capture a picture of who you are right now. I don't want to forget this stage of your life, and maybe you will want to remember it someday too.
You live very much in the moment. This is kind of a blessing and a curse. I love that you just enjoy what you are doing and get totally wrapped up in what you are working on....however, it is sometimes hard to move you onto the next thing and you don't always think ahead, because you are just thinking about right now. But when you get soooo focused, I just think -- some day you are going to do or discover something amazing. Whatever it is that you choose to do with your life... I am sure you will be very good at it.
You have always had a very sweet temperament, and that is still true of you. You love to give hugs although I will say that you told me early in the school year to "stop kissing you at the bus stop". :) But you have always had a gift for encouragement and just naturally will compliment others on what they are doing well. You also easily give things of your own to others and share easily. This makes my heart so proud. I know that God will use those qualities to build others up and draw people to Him.
God bless you, my sweet boy.