Monday, February 18, 2008

Such a great kid!

Happy Birthday to my son, Brock today. He is nine years old and it seems like nine years has gone so quickly. I remember the instant love that overcame me when I held his little 6 pound body in my arms in the hospital in Florida that day. Life couldn't have felt more perfect. I had a daughter and a son and a husband and beyond that I didn't think I needed much more. Brock has turned out to be such an integral part of all our lives- his laughter and sense of humor often set the tone for the rest of us. His kindness and sensativity to others is unmatched by any of his sisters. =) His love for learning and his ability to memorize and remember things amazes me. He is often his worst critic and sometimes it becomes his biggest hurdle in life.
I am proud to call him mine. I am proud that he is growing into a young man. I wish for him many years of trial and errors and joy and happiness as he finds his way in this world. I know that he has a lot of potential. I am humbled that God entrusted him to me all these years. I look forward to many more and hope that we will grow to love and understand and encourage each others in ways we haven't done yet.
I am lucky to be able to hug him, kiss him, bake for him, laugh with him, sing with him, argue with him, question with him, play with him, cry with him, dream about the future and so much more with him everyday. For nine years already. He is a gift to all of us who know and love him. Happy 9th Birthday, Brock. I'm so glad you're a part of my life!


Steph said...

Happy Birthday, Cousin Brock!
Love and hugs from Minnesota!
We're so glad you're a part of our life, too! Have fun blowing out 9 candles! Love, Aly and Luke (and Aunt Steph)

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Brock!!! He is so wonderful because of you and Chip, you both should be so proud!!! (as I know you are)!!

The Kahler Family said...

Happy Birthday Brock! I remember being your age... a while ago!!!

Kim said...

Happy Happy Brock!
He looks like such a wonderful son/big brother/friend/well-behaved boy..... I hope he has a wonderful day!

Coco said...

Brock looks so much like you!

Happy Birthday to you Brock, enjoy your last year of single digits!

I think that the picture of Brock and Wyndham is startling beautiful. Nice way to capture the moment!

((hugs!) ~Coco

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, Brock! What a great big brother you are.