Our first born child turned 16 last Sunday (yes, I'm late!). I really do cry every year on each of my kid's birthdays. I can never believe they are growing so fast. I swear time goes way too quickly!
Michael has been a blessing in my life since the day I found out I was pregnant with him. Though I was scared at 19, wondering what I was going to do with a child, I loved him from the very start. I was excited the first time I felt him move and the first time I saw him on an ultra-sound. I was terrified going through premature labor and then preeclampsia with him. I wondered if that was a hint as to what I was to expect with him in life. It wasn't.
Michael is our most laid-back child. He takes life as it comes and is so patient and kind. He sees the good in most people and always has a smile to share. He is always willing to help and rarely grumbles.
He has so many talents and works at being gracious for what Heavenly Father has blessed him with.
While he does quarral with his brothers on occasion (who doesn't?), I am amazed at the charity he shows them. Even celebrating his birthday is a testament to the patient, kind-hearted, young man that he has grown to be. We celebrated tonight with homemade pizza, salad and a bass clef birthday cake designed by a friend. We celebrated a week AFTER his birthday because last week we were at the state wrestling tournament. Like I said, so easy going and patient.
Michael, we love you, you are growing into an amazing young man. I look forward to seeing you continue to grow...just don't do it so fast, okay?