Day 18… November 18
Today I am grateful for my second born son Chase.
Chase is an amazing example to me of being yourself to the fullest.
As the second child, Chase taught me the beauty of individuality. As a new parent I thought I was starting to figure things out. I quickly learned what I had kind of known but never really internalized.
Genetic bonds are one thing, but you truly are born with your own unique personality. Your “spirit” has traits that are eternal and those traits influence the way you interact with people and the world around you.
Even as a baby he was always moving and never wanted to miss out on something.
From the start Chase was a very “strong” person. But how could you not love that smile?!?
Chase is kind-hearted, intelligent, athletic, determined, independent, fun-loving, and has a heart for adventure.
I love that he is willing to go after what he wants in life. He was the first of our kids to decide to move far away for college. He came up with his plan and executed it as he moved out of state to attend Utah Valley University.
Some things he has loved for a long time….Lego for example.
His 6th birthday.
His 26th birthday
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Some loves are more recent than that; his love for soccer jerseys, movies, travel, and chess.
He is a huge Tottenham Hotspurs fan who is a great soccer player in his own right. Or maybe you will find him playing volleyball on occasion. It could be Settlers of Catan or chess he is playing.
He is a good brother and supportive of his siblings in the things they do. And as much grief as he may give them at times, he is fiercely protective of his family.
And still a fantastic smile!!!
He is still very independent and after graduating from UVU continued living and working in Utah for another couple of years. You may have seen him on Instagram or Twitter. He may be on other platforms too but I’m not so I have no idea 😛 You might even be one who misses his “graveyard shift” stories on Instagram. They were always entertaining and insightful. 🙂
As challenging as it might be for him, I am glad he recently decided to move back home to save some money on rent for a little while. I love having him here and being able to be around him more.
I know life has been a struggle at times but I am so very grateful he is learning to accept himself. Hopefully, he sees all the wonderful things I have always seen in him. I sure do love him.
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!