Matthew’s name means “Gift of God”.
That certainly is what he is to our family.
To celebrate this year, he invited a friend over for dinner. We had the most delicious chocolate cake with chocolate-coffee icing.
I have very much loved this last year with Matthew.
Joshua has now left the house for a home of his own. Jacob is working full time. Courtney works during the day which leaves Matthew to hang with me while there is grocery shopping or errands to run.
I enjoy speaking with him about all sorts of things. He tries out his latest jokes. I’m always grateful for those moments. I love him so much.
These days, he is very much taller than I. He wears a size 14EEE tennis shoe (I’m not kidding!). I’m wondering just how tall he will be when he’s finished growing!
He is learning Italian and harmonica. He is a whiz at math and can memorize just about anything.
When he smiles, his whole face smiles. I love to hear him laugh.
We’ve seen many positive things in his life this year. He has grown and matured. I can’t wait to see what this new year brings!!