There is just no way, that it has already been 16 years...
Sixteen years since I was first introduced to this bundle of cuteness and to this incredible journey of motherhood!
Whenever my sweet Christian complains about the sheer number of kids in this family and the level of noise they can produce, I just have to remind him that he couldn't be so stinkin' cute and remain an only child, so he only has himself to blame!
Funny... that doesn't seem to help.
and my heart is overcome when I stop and think about how fast the years have gone by.
Christian wants to be a Marine...
something I think the Lord has been preparing my heart for ever since he was 2 years old.
He put a knowing in this Momma's heart about this boy.
He also knew how hard it would be for me...
hence the 14 year preparation!
Christian is growing into an amazing young man and we are just so very proud of his character and sense of honor.
He is strong and independent, confident and driven and a pretty amazing athlete.
He is also kind and caring and is muddling through these tough teen years with a fair amount of grace.
We have had our rough spots but have come through it stronger.
He is a comfort to have around!
I have thoroughly enjoyed (just about) every phase of his growing up and I just cannot wait to watch as this incredible young man turns into an incredible man!
So, for your 16th birthday, I have decided that we need a family motto.
We are large and in charge!
or what about...
Larger than life!
Bigger is better!
Oh I know!
Love you sweet boy!