1 Whole Handful

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.

He wanted to take the card his mother made with him to preschool today.  He wanted to share with others that he could read what was on different birthday notes.  He squealed in delight over a simple cupcake just as much as he would if someone would have given him the most expensive thing in the world.  He thinks it is the best thing that I agreed to call him “lil’ Spiderman” all day for his birthday.

He is a joyful little boy.  Well, not so little anymore.

I can’t believe it has already been 5 years.  The time is going so quickly but I cherish that God has given me this precious boy to carry on my name and prayerfully a godly legacy.  He is a joy.  He is a delight.  And I am just excited that I get to be his dad.  Happy birthday, son.