I can't believe you are seven today. It seems like just yesterday we were watching the superbowl and had you arrive just as the Giants won the game. You were so little, early, full of silly faces and an inquisitive spirit. We have been through a lot of the seven years of your life and you have taken everything in stride. I think back to the parents you were born to and I don't even know who they are anymore. That's a good thing, they were workaholics who only cared about their careers. ;) They grew up a lot, you taught them a lot and we are forever grateful for the lessons you have taught us.
You have taught me more about who Jesus is, His sacrificial love and focus on others instead of Himself. You have taught me to rely on Him and not on myself or my own strength. You have also asked me some of the toughest theological questions that even my college theology professors never brought up. You amazing everyday!!
You have so much strength, naming you Ethan (literally means strong) was the most fitting thing we could have done. You have proven time and time again that you are strong and you can handle the things thrown at you in life.
You have the most sensitive heart of anyone I have ever known. You are so quick to give a hug or encouragement when others are down, seem to be able to sense when others are upset or down, even when the adults around you can't see it. I love how much you love your siblings, and how mush you talk about your brother Jonah and wonder what he looks like. I love you have faith that one day you will have a perfected body and will get to meet your brother.
I wonder what God has planned for you in the future. I pray everyday for you that you remain strong and true to who He made you to be. You are going to do amazing things kid! Keep asking questions, keep encouraging others, keep that energetic spirit and never let anyone crush who you are!