Today, my youngest turns ten! He is the last of our children to cross the invisible barrier from single-digit to double-digit age. And, boy is he ready. Being the youngest of four children, Chris seems to have grown up much faster than the others. Chris is a bundle of joyous energy. He loves making people laugh. But there is a deeper, more serious side to Chris as well. I’m startled at times by how perceptive he can be in complex situations. Chris also loves his brother and sisters. While he does take time to be by himself, he seems to find his true identity in the communion of his siblings. He loves playing with them, talking with them and joking with them. Chris is awesome and I am so proud of who he is.
Happy Birthday, Chris! I hope God grants you a long, happy and holy life.