So glad he is 10 months older than me. It gives me a short chance to rub it in. You know, that I'm still in my twenties.
I could be wrong, but I don't think it will feel any different for him. Or for me...when it's my turn next summer. I think having two kids really close in age made my body and mind turn 30 already. I can't speak for Isaac, but he does just as much (or even more than) I do in regards to family upkeep. So, I bet he feels 30 already too.
But, there are some things that make Isaac seem very young. 'Young at heart' as they say. He has lots of energy for playing with the kids and walking with them even after long days at work. He craves 'fun'. He doesn't like sitting at the house for hours, but would rather get out and go. And another biggie, he has started running EVERY day. I still can't believe it. He had a yucky cholesterol reading a couple months ago, so he stepped up his exercise and eating habits. I'm so impressed with his self discipline and concern for his own health. It helps me do better, too. Which, isn't that one of the amazing things about marriage? We can build off each other. Iron sharpening iron.
And when he does all that sharpening, it feels like he is loving us with his actions. Which is one of my all time favorite Bible verses.
1 John 3:18. "Dear, Children, let us not love with word or tongue, but in actions and in truth."
Every day Isaac works to provide for us, or takes the kids on a walk, or takes me on dates, forgives us for mistakes, serves at church on Sundays, cooks waffles or cooks dinner, or works to keep his heart healthy.... he is loving us. The real kind of love.
I'm so grateful my children know what an amazing father looks and feels like. Real love-- up close and personal. I really think it will help them understand how much our Heavenly Father loves us. I really do.