This kiddo is turning 12 tomorrow.
He’s grown 4 inches since January.
Next year he starts middle school.
He’s had a tough year. His dear Opa was diagnosed with cancer. His teacher left mid year to go overseas. His world has been turned upside down by many long trips overseas his dad has had to do.
Yet, he is still our dependable Lach.
He is the kid who will ask if I need any help.
He is the kid who thinks of others and will help them first.
He is the kid who takes time out to entertain his younger cousins.
He puts them first.
He is the kid who will ask to mow the lawn or rake some leaves.
He thrives on hard work, and his work is always done well.
I know he will make a great husband one day.
I know he will be the kind of dad who wants to tuck his kids in.
I pray that he will always ask the hard questions about God and how life works.
He is lovable.
He is determined.
He is headstrong.
He is emotional in a manly sort of way.
So tomorrow is his birthday and around here, birthdays are special. We put ourselves out. And tomorrow, Lach will be the centre of attention, because that is how we roll.