Caleb is 5 today.
5 is the number of grace. We have much to thank God for. His grace abounds in our lives and in Caleb’s.
We thank God for the gift He has given us in Caleb.
We thank God for Caleb’s zeal for life and in everything he does.
We thank God for Caleb’s infectious joy and laughter and the joy he brings to so many others.
We thank God for Caleb’s sensitive nature. He is quick to pick up on how others are feeling and it breaks his little heart to see someone sad. He prays for those who are sick or down and empathises with how they are feeling. Even his teacher in school commented that he is a sensitive kid, sensitive to the needs and feelings of others around him. He even puts others’ needs and wants before his… most of the time. 🙂
We thank God for Caleb’s obedience, respect for authority and desire to do what’s right.
We thank God for Caleb’s intelligence and his earnest desire to learn and learn more.
We thank God for Caleb’s ability to read so well at his age.
We thank God for Caleb’s creativity as can be seen in his making up stories, play time and art work.
We thank God for Caleb’s musicality. He writes songs, sings and plays any instrument he can get his hands on. Or else he would just make do with tables, chopsticks, toy boxes etc for makeshift drums.
We thank God that Caleb loves his little brother and is a good big brother.
Most of all, we thank God for saving Caleb and being his personal Saviour. We thank God that Caleb has known Him from a young age and knows how to call on Him for help and comfort, also to be thankful for what he has. We thank God that Caleb likes to pray, and read the bible, and now, to memorise his scripture verses.
It seems like we have a perfect child. No, no child is perfect, no man is perfect. But this gift that we have from God, is a perfect gift. And we have much to be thankful for today.
We thank God for today, when Caleb turns 5.