2010/12/29

Suddenly He was 14

If I've learned anything as a mother, it would be that time really does fly and the kids truly do grow up before our eyes.  When I think back to the time when Colby was born, when he was fresh and new, I have to catch my breath because it is swept away from me.
We most humbly and joyfully celebrated our firstborn child tonight.  You may take note of the date.  It's the 29th.  His birthday was the 28th.  We were all laid out yesterday, all except Colby, Ben, and Silas.  The rest of us were recovering from a nasty bout of the stomach flu.  Colby most graciously proclaimed, "That's okay, I'll do the dishes and clean up today.. Tomorrow we'll celebrate."  In a word, Selfless.  There aren't any other 14 year old young men that I know of whom are as selfless as Colby.  He is a great treasure to us and we cherish each day we have with him.
Colby, we are so thankful for you.  We are humbled that the Lord would send you to our very humble beginnings of a family and allow us to call you our own.  Even if for a few more years before some precious gem of a lady enraptures your heart.  We love you and adore you greatly.  Happy, Happy Birthday Son!

10 comments:

Jen and Geoff said...

This brought tears to my eyes! What a sweet young man. I certainly don't know any young men who would have done that! Happy belated birthday, Colby!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday Colby!!!

Wow, 14!!! I can't believe it!

Lastly, I have to say that at first glance I thought that last picture was a picture of Colby holding either Silas or Samuel! I can't believe how much Jake and Colby look alike!

dirtandrib said...

I concur with CS about the Jake look-a-like.
But let's talk about Jake's hair. Look at those side
burns! Colby was born in '96 not '76 right?

JackieLynn said...

Happy birthday

JLR said...

To dirtanrib, you obviously aren't familiar with the west coast styles of the mid-90's thanks to the 90210 zip code.

Maryn said...

Happy Belated Birthday Colby!

Karen said...

Great to see his wonderful smile. Happy Birthday Colby .. and yes you look like your dad. I never saw it before. I am having a hard time remembering those sideburns Jake!

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

You are a treasure Colby.

Karen said...

Just had to look again! Love the picture of Colby holding a picture of him and Jake. The really do look a like.

Appollo Schloss said...

That is soo sweet! I'm with CS and MT, totally!