Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy 12th Birthday Luke!

Our big boy has gone through so many transitions in his 12 years of life, and he has handled them with so much grace.  This week he started in a new school here in Vienna.  At the end of his first day, we asked if he got a chance to meet anyone, and he answered, "Yes!  All the boys are my friends!"  We asked, "What are their names?"  Luke answered, "I don't know yet, but they're all my new friends."  Luke amazes us how quickly he integrates into new situations, how he travels all the way across the city by himself by subway and by tram, how he jumps into every sport and activity that school or church offers.   There's not an animal Luke doesn't like, and his latest dream is to own a salt water aquarium (because we won't let him get a blue parakeet!)  This is probably the last year that Mom will be taller than Luke.  We are so proud of your accomplishments and your tender heart.  You are certainly becoming a fine young man!

Happy Birthday, Luke!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Luke!! We love you!