Caleb was sad to be turning eight. Eight is a pretty big, important age for a kid. Plus he prefers even numbers over odd so to be giving up the 8 number was heavy on his mind.
Last picture of being 8 years old.
Happy Birthday, my Caleb! You are wonderful! We are so proud of you for the boy you are becoming and the spirit you have inside you. 8 is such a special age. Caleb loved everything 8 represented, I think it was the added presence of the spirit in his life and how special that made him feel. Wow, a 9 year old! I want him to still stay young. I want him to still lean on my shoulder as I read to him, or still want to sit by me at church or hold my hand as we are on a walk. I am excited for Caleb and what this next year will bring, but I am like Caleb. Saying goodbye to 8 will be hard. We love you, Caleb! May you always strive for the best in everything.