Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday!

When one of us in the family celebrates a birthday, we have a sweet and corny tradition of telling the birthday celebrant all the things we love about them. That's a lot of love to tell you on your birthday, son.

You are...

smart, especially people smart.
handsome, and some day you'll be grateful for your youthful good looks:)
happy, always ready with a smile.
funny, lifting the spirits of others.
confident, doing what you know is right.
athletic, working crazy hard to meet your goals.
generous, giving to others in need.
manly, truly, no need for false props like foul language.
fun, able to layer and layer a good time.
hard-working, in sports, academics, relationships, life.
strong, having suffered seriously in your young life.
humble, in spite of the accolades you receive.
trustworthy, having earned it.
faithful, a natural witness to God's joy.

You will show me the path to life,

abounding joy in your presence,

the delights at your right hand forever.

Psalm 16:11

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear son, happy birthday to you! And many more.