You know what they say, right? 'Show me a boy of seven and I'll show you the man'. By 'they', I mean St. Francis Xavier. I thought it was Aristotle, but I looked it up. I wish it WAS Aristotle because I didn't like everything I read when I looked up that Xavier guy. But hey, just because he did some creepy things doesn't mean he wasn't smart, right? I probably wouldn't like everything Aristotle ever did, either. In fact, he was kind of an asshole. Anyway, I hope St. Francis Xavier is right, because Weston, at almost seven, is AWESOME. This is a huge relief to me, because it means that I can't screw him up anymore now, and I have been waiting a long, long time for this day. Seven years!
I'm not a huge fan of childbragging, but this time I just can't stop myself from writing about how fantastic he is. You don't have to read it, though- I won't be offended. LOOK AWAY NOW. Of course, it goes without saying that he is too clever for words, and ever so attractive. He must take after me! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHA. Those things are great, but one of the things I appreciate the most about him is his spirit. He looks out for Shane, he likes to help with whatever we are doing, and yesterday he convinced me to go out and pick up litter in the neighborhood. In the pouring down rain. He's always the first to share, is always thinking of others, and often wraps up little presents for people. He sometimes sends his allowance to World Vision* to help fund wells in villages in Africa that don't have access to clean drinking water. He is full of hugs and kisses, and loves to take care of his enormous collection of 'babies' and stuffed animals, tucking them in and wrapping them in blankets. Isn't he FABULOUS?!?!?!?!? Okay, I'm done now. That wasn't TOO bad, was it?
I've written about when he was born before; you can read it by clicking here. It's a good story, and kind of funny, if you didn't have to live through it. Every word is true, too. But that was a long time ago. Seven years ago, in fact. Look at him now; I can't even believe it:
Happy Birthday, Weston!
*World Vision is an organization I have supported for a long time; they do a lot of great work all over the world. Recently, however, they have been involved in a court case that really disappointed me and I will probably send that money elsewhere in the future.