Tuesday, February 27, 2018
This is our youngest child and he's 14yo. He has 5 older brothers and 2 older sisters. Spending all of his time with older siblings has made him more mature than most kids his age. He can't be rushed. But he can always be counted on to get the job done. He's kind and nonjudgmental. He's never given me or his Dad a moment of angst. He admits to being socially awkward. Mostly because he's quiet. He loves to read- C.S. Lewis is his favorite at the moment, but he's read Harry Potter numerous times. He's quick-witted. He's crazy smart. He learned to ride a two wheeler when he was only 2. He's a household favorite and to my knowledge no one has ever been fed up with him- and that's saying something when there are so many people living in such close quarters. For sure, he's an easy one to love.
One thing I didn't mention is that Abe likes to play video games. He likes to watch other people play video games. His theme for his feast was the video game "Destiny." It just so happens to be my favorite, also. Yes, I have a favorite video game. A lot of his choices for the evening will mean nothing to you, but rest assured, it was nothing less than brilliant. He made paper "lanterns" out of white and red lunch bags- slitting holes in the bottoms and hanging then from twinkle lights. Strung them across the dining room so it looked like the "market." He hung my Destiny quilt on one wall(Yes, I made a Destiny quilt.)He had tons of twinkle lights on the table, set with Destiny poster and a "Ghost." He gave his guests fidget spinners because they are shaped like the "Destiny" symbol. He had Mountain Dew White Out (Vex milk) as his beverage. Chicken wings for his appetizer. Fettuccine noodles with Alfredo sauce, roasted chicken and a green salad as his entree. All inspired from "The Farm." Abe could eat his weight in salad. For his dessert he had round cakes like the traveler. Chocolate cake with butter cream filling, lemon pound cake and every one's favorite a fresh apple cake. Every one had a wonderful time- we sat at the table for an hour and a half. Not unusual for feast days, but special every time.
Bill used the last chapter of 1 Timothy as his basis for his talk. He told the children that if it was the last thing they remember him saying, "[your name], guard your faith." That would be it. Guard your faith. There's a battle going on and you need to be on alert to defend and guard your faith.
Three more feasts to go. Jacob and Mary, Bill's then mine. Stayed tuned.