Saturday, July 18, 2015

Happy Birthday To My Oldest Baby!!

You were the one! 
The one that made me a mom! 
The one that I learned how on...
and sometimes made mistakes on.
The one who taught me the real meaning of the word patience.
The one who I truly saw what a miracle life is.
Who showed me exactly how smart children are and can be.
How fast they learn.
How fast they grow.
You taught me that we not only could be mother and son...but good friends.
You didn't want to share me ever again and put poor Tim thru the ropes of parenting ruthlessly, before loving him like a dad.
You soon became fast friends.

I loved on you for a whole nine years before having any more children.
You were a great big brother!
You stepped up to the plate of big brother over and over again.
You grew into my right hand man.
You helped me when you wanted to...and also when you didn't.  Because you cared and knew I needed the help and you loved me.
You became your own person...
got an education, a good job, grew up and left the nest.  You taught me time goes by too fast.

Thank you God, for giving me the opportunity to be Stephens mother.  Thank you Stephen, for being a good son.  For all the help over the years when you were growing up.  For staying involved in our lives and making an effort to always have a relationship with your brothers and sisters as they grow up.

I just can't believe it has been 28 years!  Love you from the bottom of my heart!

Romans 5:1-10

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Love always, Dad, mom, Antonio, William, Carolyn, Zeke, Elizabeth, "B", "T", "K" and baby "A"

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Birthday William!!!

Happy Birthday William!  You are one of the sweetest people I have ever had the honor of knowing.  You are truly genuine thru and thru.  You are honest, kind and full of compassion.  It has been a privileged to call you my son.  You have been one of the greatest blessings of my whole life and I am so grateful that God has allowed us to raise you and enjoy you every day. It is hard for me to remember that you started out so small.

But yet it seems like not that long ago you were so young.

I could always count on your even temper and obedience no matter where we went or how many children I had in our home.

Even though you were bothered by sensory things and could not communicate for years, you always tried your best to be happy and patient.

When you were diagnosed with autism, audio processing disorder and developmental delays, I felt like crying... but when I looked at you, I knew you were amazing and loved you so much just the way God made you!

You slowly found your voice, even though you did not learn to speak so we could really understand you till you were six.

You are a cookie cutter of your dad!  You are both so simular in your looks, ways and personality.

You have always had such genuine love for all your siblings.

 As soon as you were big enough to do anything around the house or farm, you wanted to help.

You love animals, especially the companion dogs you have had over the years.

You enjoy your car and anything mechanical.

I love your joyful and playful ways.
Almost every time you walk by me during the day, you give me a hug.  I get at least 20 hugs a day! And treasure every one!

I'd say  you are growing up so fast but that time is gone!  You are grown up!  Sort of???

Your animation and art work are truly a gift and amazing! (His Youtube channel is LegoBro4 Studios)
The Mothers Day Card you made for me!
You designed the picture you wanted on your birthday cake and your very talented Aunt "S"  made it for you!!!  Thank you so much Aunt "S"!!!
We all love you so much William!  We wish you the happiest 19th Birthday ever!!

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.


Love Always,
Dad, mom, Stephen, Antonio, Carolyn, Zeke, Elizabeth, "B", "T", Baby "K" and Baby "A"