Saturday, December 24, 2005

Owen & His ABC's

Our family had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with my father, and the boys were eager to share with Granddad everything they had learned the past few weeks. While wrapping up dinner at the table Cameron quoted many of the bible verses he has learned through AWANA and preschool, and Owen proudly raced through his ABC's. Owen hesitated for all of about five seconds when Granddad challenged him to say his ABC's backwards at the same speed, then proceeded to rotate 180 degrees and run through them once more with his back turned to us! Barb and I hadn't stopped choking back the tears of laughter before Owen then proudly announced he could say them sideways too, then turned and rattled them off for a third time.

I think the most unnerving part is knowing that what we consider as out-of-the-box thinking is in fact Owen's normal brainwaves activity!

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end." Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:26-35

Merry Christmas everyone!