Advancing

So we’re pretty sure at this point that Jedd is a special child.  (What parents wouldn’t say that?)  But I was raised to avoid every appearance of pride or self-centeredness, so it’s difficult for me to have a perfect toddler boy and not shout it from the mountaintops.

Karly checked some “benchmarks” last night, not having done so for a while, and discovered that Jedd’s past three-year-old speech patterns, in some cases.  Using words like “of” and “different one” and forming plurals are just not things a 23-month-old “should” be doing.  This verbalness of our little boy is exciting (OK, once in a while, it’s exhausting!).  He just keeps advancing.  From one week to the next, as Sarah pointed out recently, there seems to be something new in what he’s saying (or doing).  We’re not really doing anything special–just the usual talking with him, reading with him, and affirming things in general.  But Jedd keeps advancing.  It’s a natural part of growth.

I’m not sure if I’m clearing the way for such “natural” patterns of spiritual growth these days.

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Grace to you and shalom be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Yeshua our Lord,
seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;
by which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;
and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;
and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.
For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful to the knowledge of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.  (2 Peter 1, Hebrew Names Version)
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