Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sweet 16?

How can it be that my first baby is 16? That is just impossible to me. It seems like yesterday that he was the baby that NEVER slept. The one that had to be driven around in a car mile after mile just to get him to shut his eyes. The child that slept in one of these so that he could not get out of his crib. (it was for his safety, I promise) Yes, we pushed his head down and quickly zipped him in. But I digress...

I love this boy. Cannot even tell you how much. God certainly knew what he was doing when he gave me David. Man, am I blessed. He is a joy to be around, so funny, considerate, sensitive, strong, loves his sister, full of life, shares his feelings...guess he is just about perfect. And I am so proud to be his mom. His life hasn't been a whole lot of fun lately, but I don't hear him complain much. He will take these trying circumstances and be better for it. Wow is some girl gonna be fortunate to get him for her husband.

My prayer is that this year would bring David much joy. Not just happiness, but joy that lasts. I pray that he will open his heart to his dad. That his heart for God will grow. I pray that he does not get sick of driving me around - ha! Oh yea, I finally have a driver in the house again. You didn't think this was all about him, did you?

Love you, David. I'm so glad to be your mom. Happy Birthday!!!!


iteachpe said...

Oh-some girl will be blessed to have him one day! He is a doll! And so blessed to have a mother like you. Happy Birthday David! from one of those computer weirdos...God def. has His hand on his life, from what we hear. May He continue to bless your family!
p.s.-just wait til mom calls you all the time and says "can you bring some milk home, can you stop by the store for me...." she'll have you running all over!Good luck!

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Sheryl,

This is my first time visiting your blog. I have two "boys" - one is 28 (with 3 {almost 4!} ) kids. My other son is 19 and I have a 13 year old daughter.

Like you, there are days I cannot believe they're all grown up! I pray your boy had a wonderful birthday and that the Lord touches his heart this next year!

Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheryl

Your David is very handsome. He sounds like he will be a real catch for the right girl.

Happy Birthday!

Denise in Texas

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday David.Your really cute.Now you be careful ok driving.You sem to be avery specail boy & I am so impressed that you love so many.Keep doing good in school & being as specail as you are God bless Vicky

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday David! Have fun behind the wheel and be careful. Oh, and Sherly, I had a crib tent too, but only to keep the cat out. Where is DFACS when you need them?-ha! Hope today is wonderful!

Love ya bunches,

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Happy...Happy...Happy Birthday to David!!!

What a blessing he is to your sweet family Sheryl!!! :-)

Jules (Sporty Mama) said...

Happy Birthday to your boy. It's amazing to think that Anna will one day be driving!!! Your son sounds like such a blessing, and I hope this year is a wonderful one for him. And I did the same thing with my incredibly sleepless baby. Unfortunately, gas prices have gotten so high, I won't be able to drive this next one around:)

May God bless David on his big day!

Julie Anna

Kim in NC said...

Sweet words for a sweet boy there Sheryl!

Hope you guys have a blessed day!

Happy Birthday David!


Technonana said...

I see how proud you are of him and how much you love him!!!
I praise God that this precious child is in your life, and I too pray that he may know JOY, unspeakable!!

UL Cards Fan said...


You sound like an awesome son. Know you mom is proud of both you and your sister.

As the mother of a daughter who has had several serious wrecks, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. There are a lot of NUTS on the road.

I love your very special mom too!

kayro said...

Oh the joy of having a son.

Happy Birthday David!!

A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Happy Birthday David!!!

God bless!


Nicole said...

Happy Birthday David! What a sweet mom you have!


Amrita said...

God bless you David, you are a special guy

Mc Allen said...

I know girl, I have 4 girls and my oldest baby is 15, whennnn did it happen!!? I have always wondered what it would be like to have boys, I thought growing up I'd never have girls, now I have 4!!! God is goood, and He knows what we need...Wouldnt change a thing... Your lil man is just preccious!! Leah

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How sweet. You are a very proud mom and rightfully so. You are blessed to have such a wonderful son in this day and age. He's a beautiful thing that he is doing "okay" considering his trials in life with his dad.


Becca and Dee said...

Oh cute is he??? What a sweet tribute to your son. I hope he had a wonderful day!


nancygrayce said...

Happy Birthday David. I have a David too! Only he's 31....I'm old! Driving will be such a great adventure.

Sheryl said...

He is such a cutie! I hope he had a great birthday!

Well, now he'll be saying he wants to get his drivers' license.

They grow up so fast.

Sheryl (the one blessed enough to have you as a friend)

Tiffany Stuart said...

Oh, how I understand your love and heart for your firstborn son.

Mine turns 16 in June. They sound a lot alike.

Happy Birthday, David.