Friday, September 13, 2013

Chase - 2013

Favorite food - Pork Chops
Favorite show / movie - Psych
Favorite book - Earagon Series
Best part about school -  Math
Coolest person on Earth - Eric (my friend)
I am really good at - Running
Favorite color - Green
A place I would love to visit - Europe
My favorite place - My Home
When I grow up I want to - Be a Dentist
If I could do one thing all day long it would be - Talk to friends
I hate to eat - Potatoes
My best friend is - Eric Nelson
3 words that describe me - Hungry, Flirtatious, Smart
This year I want to - Become and Eagle Scout
What animal would you like to be - Eagle (because they can fly)
If you could make 3 wishes what would they be - 500 more wishes, never ending supply of bacon, never have to pay for anything ever again
If you could meet anyone from history who would it be and why - Ammon, because he was a really cool missionary
Favorite thing to do - Text my friends

What I know about Chase:
Chase tries hard.  He has a lot on his plate, with Seminary, advanced classes at school, church responsibilities, home responsibilities and sports.  He is a teenager burning the candle at both ends.  And he is good at it.  In spite of all of that business he gets it all done and does a good job.

My two favorite qualities about Chase are that he is so responsible and that he works really hard.  Ever since he was born he has taken good care of himself.  I can still remember times when he would put himself to bed, or get himself ready for school before I even woke up.  He knows what needs to be done and he does it.  I can't tell you how grateful I am that he gets up on his own for Seminary!  I can always trust Chase to work hard for me too.  There I things I ask him to do that he doesn't like, and sometimes he will complain but when he gets down to work he does a good job.

My thoughts for this year:
It dawned on me this summer that I only have three years left with Chase before he leaves on a mission.  I had a panic attack.  And I have them frequently now.  I have three years left to teach him all the things I want him to know before he is all on his own.

I want to teach him more about respecting authority.  Even when he doesn't agree.  I want him to know that as his parents we are trying to be righteous and we try really hard to make decisions that are good for him and best for our family.  It would be so nice not to have a collegiate debate about so many of the decisions we make.  A little humility and meekness would go a long way.

I want to teach him more about respecting women and being a man of integrity and virtue.  He will be dating in less than a year.  EEEPP!  I'm hoping that a pleasant side affect of said training will be that he will be kinder to his sisters.

I want to teach him more about being on his own.  This year Chase will start doing his own laundry and he will be responsible for one of our family dinners every week.  There are SO many things.

I just can't imagine life in our home without him.  I want to treasure my last three years.


Anonymous said...

What a fine young man! It's ashame that your last name isn't De Witt; I would be honored to have you be the one to be the standard barrier of the family!

Anonymous said...

If I had anything to add as a grandma it would be for you to know how much I love you, how much I see all your abilities, how much I want all the very best for you.
You were my very first grandchild and taught me how to love to the level only a grandparent can understand, you stoled my heart the very second you were born and have a place there forever.
Grandma D.

شوقي نجاح said...

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رجب البرنس said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحن فى شركة الكمال تقوم بافضل انواع التنظيف العام وتنظيف الفلل بافضل

انواع العالميه التى تحافظ على السيراميك
شركة الكمال
شركة تنظيف بالطائف
شركة تنظيف بجازان
شركة تنظيف بحائل
ونحن فى خدماتكم اربعه وعشرون ساعه وكل هذا بافضل الاسعار واقل التكلفة