Another year has passed, and alot of things have changed since last Father's Day. We were all still living in Florida. In this amount of time, I interviewed, got a job, moved to Indiana, where we lived about 8 months, and now have moved to Pennsylvania and are living in the mountains. We had a good job in Indiana, but I hope this one will prove to be better, so that I can better provide for you and your sisters. This is a new house for us, and we have done alot of work so that we can all be comfortable together in our new home.
You are so much more mature this year. You seem to be understanding more of what we are trying to teach you. Momma has been able to tell a huge difference since just Easter. There are less fits pitched, less spankings needed, and more fun all the way around. We still need to work on your obedience, sometimes it's important to do what Momma and Daddy tell you, without asking why and still not doing what is necessary. We like that you are inquisitive, but sometimes it needs to be tempered. I hope this next year that we can work on that and on volume control. Lately you only have one volume incredibly loud. When we are in town, or a restaurant, or it is late at night you need to be quieter. We are still working on please and thank you, yes ma'am and no ma'am (that has taken a huge hit since coming up North, so many tell you not to say it to them), opening and holding doors for your Momma. All of this boils down to being polite and considerate of others. I guess this year's lesson that I hope to teach is the importance of being polite and considerate. You obviously don't have control over most things in life, but as I've told you before you can control your attitude. You need to treat others as you would wish to be treated, giving others respect and honor on a daily basis. You need to start with this lesson at home, being respectful to me and your mother like your Bible verse says. Also, taking care of and not fighting with your sisters. For me, I find it appealing to see others go the extra mile of being polite and going out of your way to treat others better than you treat yourself, and I hope you will emulate that.