joshua "chase" clarkson...
when you were born, i felt your quiet and gentle spirit whisper to my soul. i said, "he is going to be special. i can feel his gentleness." people didn't think i could know you this way when you were only a day old. but i knew.
when you were 20 minutes old, i noticed one of my very favorite things about your face...your dimples. i said, "ah!!! he has dimples!! i love them!"
you were always quick to smile and show them to me. they always made me happy. they still do. i will always seek "permission to kiss the dimples."
with just a look, i know you. i know just how you feel, and i feel it too.
you make me feel important...and welcome...and loved.
and you make me want to play...and learn...and see things in a new and different way.
you make me appreciate life...and love.
you are a boy who is pleasing to God...like you somehow know what He has done for you...in a way that kid's don't usually understand. you serve with a happy heart. you put other's before yourself. you love people, and make them feel special.
i can feel your quiet and gentle spirit whisper to my soul. you are special. i can feel your gentleness. people didn't think that i could know you this way when you were only a day old...
but i knew.
HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY, MY FROG PRINCE