Today is a special day! Really, it’s the first of many
special days in this month. Because most of our
family are January babies. Vida Mae( my mom),
Clint, Emme, Coach, Jenny, Beth and Kimberly,
span from the 1st to the 30th.
But today is Clint’s big day!
Happy birthday, Clint!
And though it doesn’t seem all that long ago that
Clint was just a baby, today we are celebrating
his 28th birthday. Isn’t he so adorable?
I loved his fat cheeks… Oh, I can hear it right now!
Someone is probably thinking, give up the baby
pictures, lady and get over it, he’s a grown man.
Yes, he certainly is but humor my mushy mom
post today. For this is the kind of stuff that only
makes sense when you have birthed and raised
a baby, all the way to adulthood. It’s amazing!
It is hard to find words that describe the joy that a child
brings. This cotton top, barrel chested, chubby legged
little boy delighted us all! His raspy voice, contagious
giggle and strong-willed determination was a charming
yet challenging combination. Looking back, it’s clear
to see that he had all the makings of a fine man from
the very start. Everyone liked, Clint. As parents, we
had high hopes for him. Praying daily, that he would
love God with all of his heart, soul and mind; serving
Him all the days of his life.
We had high expectations. But as, so often with God,
even we could not have imagined the things he
would do, and think…and say. We had no idea that
Clint, would go from this ……
sweet little boy, to this outstanding guy!
And from this outstanding guy, to this awesome man!
Happy birthday, Clint! We couldn’t be prouder
of the man you’ve become. We’re so excited for you and
Jenny. You’re a great couple and we hope this next year will
be your best yet!
We love you.
…and speaking of always.
Happy Anniversary, to the only man I’ve ever loved.
After 36 years, I’m grateful to say I have never
loved, respected and admired you more.
You truly are the best!
There’s not a mean bone in your body.
You are loyal, committed, determined, focused,
encouraging, kind, funny, patient, disciplined, wise,
thoughtful, passionate, continually striving for
excellence yet forgiving of those who are not.
You have made a difference in my life.
I am better because of you.
Life with you has been good.
Very, very good.
I’ve never been happier.
I’ll love you forever!