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paige stumbo photography (12)I am the father of a 5-year-old.

Obadiah has kinda been excited about it to say the least.  He has been telling everyone concerning his upcoming birthday.  Yesterday, someone told him that he would now be one whole handful at five years old.  That saying stuck and he has proceeded to tell everyone in Greenwood that.

This morning, I did what he asked me to.  I woke everyone else up to get close to his bed and sing “Happy Birthday” to him the first thing.  I asked him if he felt five, and he said, “No, I just feel 4 still.”

We have some exciting things planned for today and this month as we celebrate both of the boys’ birthdays.

What I love about Obadiah is how excited he gets about the small things.

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I’m Now the Father of Two 4-Year-Olds

What a precious thought to wake up to this morning: my beloved son Eli is 4-years-old.

It’s hard to imagine that I have two 4-year-olds in the house now, but I couldn’t be any prouder than I am of these boys.  On Eli’s birthday, my heart is full of joy and my head is full of memories of all that God has done in and through him in his short life.

Eli, you are loved more than you could possibly know.  Not only by us, but you have been embraced by such a large extended family.  You were “uplifted” and yet you have done more uplifting of your own than most people have in their entire lives.

As you become the big boy age of 4 today, I wanted to give 4 perspectives of why 4 close people love you:

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