Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Birthday, Stephen!

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Nineteen years ago, this darling, brown eye boy was born at 2:20 in the morning. He has brought us so much joy and laughter the past nineteen years.

Stephen is laid back and gentle. I remembering getting upset with some boy who was tormenting him constantly in school in 7th grade. Finally, I told him that he needed to grab this kid by the shirt and let him know he'd had enough. Stephen left the room and came back a few moments later with tears in his eyes. He said, "Mom, I can't do that because my heart tells me it's not the right thing to do." I got zinged by the Holy Spirit that day!

He is a perfectionist and he gets frustrated if he doesn't pick something up immediately.

He is artistic. He loves to draw and write and play guitar.

He is a nature lover. Often I look out the window and see him wandering through the woods, deep in thought.

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He is goal oriented. He knows what he wants to do and is determined.

He gets along with everyone. He has friends from all walks of life.

He is funny. He has a quick wit that keeps us in stitches.

He is loved. His father and I love him. His brother and sister love him. I can't imagine life without our middle child in it.

Happy Birthday, Stephen! We love you!

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