Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Theron!

Theron,

Wow, you're a teenager now. Imagine that. I still remember finding out I was going to have you. Your dad and I were so happy! You have had to go through so many moves with us, and I know it's been hard for you. You've come through them all stronger.
Remember reading all those truck books over and over again? Your first word wasn't mom or dad, it was car.

You are the smartest, strongest 13 year old I've ever known! When things get crazy in the house, when we're busy getting everybody everywhere, you're the one who keeps me sane. You tell me to go relax for a few minutes while you stir dinner. You absolutely blow me away with how caring you can be.
You still look exactly like this when you wake up in the morning. Well, your hair still sticks up everywhere...

First steps to greatness right here. Wow, dad looks REALLY young and skinny! Wait a second, is that even him? Nice military TLF (temporary lodging facility) there. This was amidst your first military move. Dad was a brand new 2nd LT.

You have a faith in God that most people never experience their entire lives. I know you will follow Him all the days of your life. He's ignited a fire in you that I know will only burn brighter and brighter. Don't forget to share it!

Check out how young your mom and dad look here. And, wow, did I have great taste in glasses or what? Those are stylin'!

I look forward to the day when you become the inventor you want to be. I hope someday you get that Corvette you've been wanting. You keep dreaming big, and you'll make it just fine!

Here you are getting your iHome for your birthday. Did you know when I was your age, we had cassette tapes and had to play them in WalkMans? I know, it's scary.

Pack that backpack, and take the road less travelled my son. You'll be glad you did. Just don't forget to call, e-mail and text your mom.


Mom

8 comments:

txswordmaker said...

where has all the time gone? I know...it's turned into fatherly pounds...oh well

Kristen said...

well, we couldn't stay 20 forever honey. I still love you with the fatherly pounds. I mean really, I have motherly pounds.

Janice said...

Oh my goodness, you got me all teary eyed now! It's such a beautiful post. Theron seems like such a great kid and you and your hubby are wonderful parents.

Happy 13th Birthday, Theron!!

Susie PSU said...

Wow. You have a teenager. Does it make YOU feel older??

Liza's Eyeview said...

You make the best Happy Birthday post. My kids didn't get a post like this on their birthdays - hopefully next time ...

What an honoring post to honor Theron on his birthday

Happy birthday Theron.

P.S. - rocks have not been mailed yet but will do this weekend (cross yur fingers that I won't get distracted ;)

A.K. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Theron!!!!

you two look great in that picture! what lucky kids to have such wonderful parents!

Shana-Lynn said...

Happy 13th Theron!!

Megan said...

That was such a great post. Happy birthday, Theron!