My little Lucky 13 and I... a long time ago
We had always read to him, even his big brother had pointed out words to him. Sometime before the day he told me he could read, he had drawn a cat on their little blackboard and spelled "cat". When he showed it to me, I asked how he knew how to spell it... "My brain told me" he replied.
Even without those things, our youngest is special to his family and his friends. He's weathered a lot of loss, illness, and more in his 18 years. He keeps those things to himself. I believe he has an inner strength that he doesn't even fully realize yet.
Here he is fishing with his older brother and Grandpa
He has so much creativity. He has a wonderful, unique sense of humor. He has a talent for music. I always loved hearing him play his Cello. He doesn't play as often, but still loves music.
I know folks get weary of hearing people brag on their children, so please indulge me today... this wonderful day, as I look back over the years. If my own PC wasn't down today, I'd be posting a lot of pictures. I'm using EJ's PC, and there very few photos on it yet. Anyway, I want to say how blessed I am. I prayed for children years ago, after being told I might never have them. God gave me two wonderful sons, different and yet, so alike.
My family has been blessed by having our Lucky 13 in our lives. God knew we needed this child... who is now a man, in our lives. Happy Birthday son! Our "Lucky 13"!