Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spotlight is on ...

Jonathan weighs 42 3/4 pounds (59th percentile)  and he is 42 3/4 inches tall.(45th percentile)

Favorite Subject in School:  Math
Favorite Color:  orange
Favorite thing to do in my free time:  Play outside
Favorite Show: Superhero Squad
Favorite Food:  Chicken, Rice and Broccoli stir fry
Favorite Dessert:  Ice Cream
Favorite Book: Animal Book
Favorite Cookie:  Chocolate Chip with toasted coconut
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Disney World
Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 1 (the entire chapter!)
Favorite Restaurant:  Mexican
Favorite Activity: Awana - especially games!
Favorite thing to wear:  pajamas
My Hobby: Legos
What I want to be when I grow up:  The boss of the builders

Jonathan is an intense little boy.  I have described him that way since he was a tiny baby.  More than anything, he wants to be in charge ... which is not very easy for him, since he was not only born 3rd in the family ... he is the third boy.  He tries to be in charge of everyone ... when that doesn't work ... he tries to be in charge of Rosalie.  That usually doesn't work either because that little girl has a mind of her own!  This leaves my poor Jonathan very frustrated.  I am convinced, however, that one day he will be in charge of something ... and he will be the very best at it!  He is extraordinarily strong willed.  My biggest challenge is trying to figure out how to channel his strong will into something that will flourish and be honoring to God.  It's a daily struggle for me and can be exhausting.  He is truly all boy.  He would spend entire days outside if I would let him.  He is rough and tumble - the knees in his jeans don't have a chance!  He has been known to fall asleep most anywhere if he sits down long enough.  He plays hard and sleep hards.  
I am enormously grateful for this boy.  He does everything with all of his heart ... if he's writing letters, numbers, reading, or playing with sticks he is going to do it to the very best of his ability.  (yes, he's a perfectionist ... which often leads to melting down if he doesn't get it perfectly on the first time ... we are working on that!)
My prayer for Jonathan:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

1 comment:

  1. We love Jonathan!!! What a sweet boy he is and I know that he will be in charge of many one day :)