Happy Birthday Brendan!

Look who's 14 !!!

Look who’s 14 !!!

Getting ready for his birthday dinner.

Getting ready for his birthday dinner.

Brendan's favorite meal: steak and sweet potato.

Brendan’s favorite meal: steak and a sweet potato.

Plus some sweet tea :) !

Plus some sweet tea 🙂 !

What is it B ?

What is it “B” ?

Seriously???

Seriously???

Dad says, "Welcome to manhood!"

Dad says, “Welcome to manhood!”

This is the perfect shirt for you buddy!

This is the perfect shirt for you buddy!

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Really???

Really???

Brendan's main gift will be here in a few days.  I'd explain it, if only I knew what it was - LOL!  Something to do with computers...right up his alley!

Brendan’s main gift will be here in a few days. I’d explain it, if only I knew what it was – LOL! Something to do with computers…right up his alley!

Lighting his own candles.

Lighting his own candles.

The ice-cream cake Brendan requested!

The ice-cream cake Brendan requested!

Make a wish!

Make a wish!

We hope you had a great day Brendan!

We hope you had a great day Brendan – we love you and are so proud of the amazing young man you are becoming!

My Baby is a Teenager!!!

Thirteen years ago today, I became a mom for the first time.  That sweet little bundle of joy changed my life forever.  Brendan taught me that life is precious, that time goes by in the blink of an eye, and that life isn’t about me.  Becoming a mom has a way of teaching you that life down not revolve around you :)!  He taught me to treasure the small things…a sweet smile, joy over a frog or butterfly, slowing down to put your toes in the sand, how much fun it is to build a tower just to knock it down, and so much more.  I am thankful beyond words that God blessed us with Brendan.  I am so proud of the young man he is becoming and pray that God will continue to bless him and lead him as he heads into adulthood.  I know that God has great things planned for Brendan and I am so glad that I get to be part of the journey!

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