Monday, February 6, 2012

There Are No More Teenagers Here.

David, our baby boy, is 20 years old today. It was February 6, 1992, and we had been at the hospital since early the previous morning. The baby was two weeks overdue, there were complications, and when at last we were able to bring him into the world he weighed almost eleven pounds and was delivered by Cesarean section. After all we went through I cannot begin to express the joy and gratitude we felt when our boy was (finally) born. He was big and gorgeous with amazing blue eyes and he stole our hearts and it's been that way ever since. Well, except for the big part. He's now 6'2" and 140 pounds soaking wet, but he's still gorgeous and he steals hearts wherever he goes. And talented? Don't even get me started. David, we are so very proud of you. You are just beginning to find your way on your "grown up" path and we know you will go far. Your passion, your diligence, your focus, and your dedication are awesome. And you make your mama proud with your courtesy and good manners. What a joy you are to us.

David has a full day today with school, work, and a trumpet lesson, so we had his special-request birthday dinner last night. I made teriyaki chicken, rice and steamed broccoli, along with cream cheese brownies for dessert. Thank you Rich for the beautiful photo of the brownies (because as we all know I can't take a decent picture). I'll post more about the brownies on my food blog when I get a minute...

Happy birthday David! We love you!

"He who is a good son will be a good father someday."  —unknown

"Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold."  —Chinese proverb