Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Big Happy Birthday To My Oldest!

Recently my oldest child had a birthday...  30 is such a big number. 

To tell you the truth, I don't know where 30 years went.  I remember vividly the day he was born.  I had always wanted to be a mother my whole life.  His birth blessed me and gave me that title.

He was such an active go getter from his birth. 
He did everything super early. 
He became a little man at a very young age.

I know you have met children like this...full of knowledge, always asking questions, full of boundless energy and ALWAYS talking and did I say...asking questions?!!  Good questions.  The kind parents love to explain and answer.
We had really good, educative conversations, starting from a very young age. 
He was so easy to home school, as he devoured knowledge and loved to read and figure things out.

I miss him.  I miss him as a baby, toddler, little boy, child, teenager and young man. 

I  miss him... now that he has moved away (as he should) and has his own busy life, with his own home, job and girlfriend.  I miss having him around more but....I could not be more pleased. 

He has turned out to be a very nice man.  Not that we never had a hard spell as he grew up.  He was a challenge to raise, he was so opinionated and independent.  Not that we never had spats or struggles against each other, he was not perfect...I was not perfect... but I am pleased that he grew and learned through it all. I poured so much of myself into him.

Stephen, I love you boundlessly and ferociously.  I pray for you fervently and always.  You are so precious to me and are one of the greatest treasures of my life.  May God make Himself very real to you and have His mighty hand on your life now and always.  God be with you.

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Love Dad, mom, Antonio, William, Carolyn, Zeke, Elizabeth, Billy, Timothy, Kinsley and Anna-Kate 


  1. Happy Happy Birthday Stephen! My oldest would have turned 40 last year. Time just flies. I can remember so much about her as a baby! :o) ((((((((HUGS))))))))