Age: 8 months old. This time in 4 months we will be letting this kid smash into a birthday cake and celebrating 1 whole year of life on Earth!
This month Gideon has continued to bring us a tremendous amount of delight and purpose and is constantly teaching us new things. Just last night we talked about how to intentionally parent this unique little boy. Parenting is super rewarding but also a daily battle of choosing to be a loving, patient, kind parent when there are tough moments. We processed a lot about what we hope to say is true of our parenting when Gideon is graduating from high school and set some goals in that perspective. It will be by the grace of Jesus that we are patient, Jesus-following, loving parents! (spoiler alert: we already fail at this a lot but we sure do love our boy and try)
Our best realization about parenting an 8 month old: IT'S ALL UP HILL FROM HERE! So we are buckling down and praying everyday for intentional hearts to shepherd and love this precious gift from God.