Sunday, September 18, 2011

Double Digit Boy

Happy 10th Birthday Isaac!

This is a very special day. 

The appointed Livesay family diplomat turns the big one - oh today.  

Ever so skilled with people, Isaac Livesay has been designated to conduct all official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social  relations on behalf of his parents, siblings, and pets, whom by their very nature are far less tactful at managing delicate situations.  (Peanut especially can be quite crass. Not to mention Lydia, I mean really. No one can negotiate with that.)

As the years have quickly passed, we've been blessed again and again by this boy. We've come to realize that he is beyond unique. His smile brightens rooms. His joy lifts spirits. His sunny disposition trickles down on all those around him. His crazy levels of curiosity kill the cat...or at least ensures that he knows absolutely everything about them. He loves to learn. He asks dozens of questions every day, hoping to glean a greater understanding of things. He cares about how others feel. I mean he really genuinely cares. He is a gentle, kind, and peace-loving boy.  

In so many ways Isaac amazes us.  We'll sometimes say, "He's not like us. He's SO good." Much of who Isaac is is nurture; we know that.  But more is nature.  God made Isaac a boy that loves harmony and desires to encourage others. We'd be hard pressed to remember more than a handful of times when Isaac was mean to anyone. He really is one of the very kindest people we know.

It's pretty amazing that we get to get to have this boy in our family.  We're so lucky. 
To our fabulous son -
Happy 10th Birthday Isaac Antoine Livesay.  Your family would be so lame and lost without you. You are love, joy, peace, patience and kindness.  The fruits of the spirit are evident in you our sweet son.  We are very blessed to know and love you. Thank you for being you. Thanks for making our whole family nicer by just being you. We hope your day is special. We're very excited to see what God does in your life this year.

Love Mom and Dad