Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A very special day...

July 25th, 1994 is when it all began. The day I became a mother to a boy! You see we went into labor thinking we would be bringing home our third daughter. We were excited to add Lindsey into our family. Well, lets just say we got a bit of surprise when Caleb made his first appearance. We instantly were in love with this little boy (ok he weighed 10 1/2 pounds, so wasn't exactly little!). Brian stood a little taller and puffed his chest out. We didn't even realize how much our family needed a boy until God gave us one.

Today, Caleb is 18! Wow, those years just flew by. Brian and I are so proud of the man he has become. This summer is working as a counselor at camp and God is growing him in some amazing ways. I can't wait to get to spend time with him to see the ways he has grown.

In less than one month this son of ours will be beginning a new adventure. He will be at college, going through freshman Texas!! We just moved about as far north in the US as you can...and he is heading several states south of us. His plan is to major in Forensic Chemistry...yep he's one of those smart kids!!

I am a bit sad that I won't get to see him on his birthday this year. I do intend on making my presence know in other ways...I will text him no less than 18 times in the morning so he gets them all when he has his one hour of away from camper time! I also might have sent him a care package with instructions to make a big deal out of the fact that its his birthday! :)

So Caleb one day you will read this and I want you to know how thankful I am that God gave us you!!! Happy Birthday...I love you!

Following are some pictures of Caleb taken throughout his senior year.

Our thinker!

Rubik's cube expert!

Preparing for state mock trial!

He loves his sisters! Just not their hugs and kisses!

YFC fun night

Still thinking!

More stuff for smart guys!

What was he thinking?

Accepted to college!!

Sad but true...he got baconnaise for Christmas. ew....


Very excited to get one of the outstanding lawyer awards at state mock trial!!
Golf fanatic!

The day we made a surprise visit to his camp!!


  1. Great pics - YFC trike is my favorite. Love the idea of 18 texts. Did it work out?

    1. Yep...both Brian and I text bombed him! He was reading texts for quite awhile that day!!!


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