Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It seems like only yesterday that we were dressing him in infants clothes, that he needed assistance getting those painful bubbles out, that his soft chubby baby skin was still pink. It seems like only yesterday that he was first talking, a bubbling little man full of life and joy. His favorite thing to do was put his pinky fingers together and "play golf." It seems like only yesterday that we took the training wheels off of his little bicycle as Dad stood by to catch him when he fell. It seems like only yesterday that he learned to read, write and so much more. His whole life is like a yesterday to me, and yet forever to him.

Our continuously growing not so little-anymore man, Caleb, was born into our family on this day, ten years ago. It seems so strange to me that he is now the age that I was when he was born. I'm sure he is much bigger than I was at his age, but at the time I remember thinking that I was so old, such a big sister, and I wonder - does he have similar thoughts?

Caleb has been such a blessing to our family of mostly girls. He is always there to stand on the outside of the sidewalk to protect his sisters, or to help them out of the car, or shut the door. And of course, he is always ready to show Jessica his latest bug find, or come give me a hug as he drips with sweat. He is usually the first to compliment a fine dinner or dessert, even when things don't taste the way they should. Though he is not perfect, Caleb is our little gentleman, and we love him dearly.

Happy 10th Birthday, Caleb! May God richly bless you, as you ardently seek His face, and fulfill His call for your life.

13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Caleb...
    DJ

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  2. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you have an amazing birthday. :)

    God bless,
    Kayla

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  3. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Hope you have a BLAST on your 10th Birthday!
    In Christ,
    ~Sierra~

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  4. Happy Birthday, Caleb!!!! :-D

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    Actually the migraine I experienced yesterday was independent of the one from Sunday. Usually they last about...ehhh, less than 15 minutes...fortunately. :-) (compared to a few days, that is) Not fun. *halo*

    And I'll try not to share. ;-)

    Hope you're having a great week! :-D

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  5. Happy Birthday, Caleb!!!! :-D

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    Actually the migraine I experienced yesterday was independent of the one from Sunday. Usually they last about...ehhh, less than 15 minutes...fortunately. :-) (compared to a few days, that is) Not fun. *halo*

    And I'll try not to share. ;-)

    Hope you're having a great week! :-D

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALEB!!! :)
    Grace Bandy

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  7. Post moved to Caleb's blog...

    direct link >

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  8. Melissa12:14 PM

    Happy Birthday Caleb! Luv you lots!

    Lala

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  9. Happy Two-digit birthday, Caleb!! You're so loved! I remember when I got the news that mom was pregnant with you...wow that seems so long ago now. I pray that you grow up to be a man after God's own heart. I love you!

    Luv, jess

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  10. Pass on my Happy Birthday wishes to Caleb!

    It is amazing how fast they grow...I am trying to get used to the fact that my little sister will turn 20 this year...eek!

    Sarah

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  11. Talya1:19 PM

    Happy Bithday Caleb!!!!!!

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  12. Anonymous3:59 PM

    need to update!

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  13. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Tiffany,
    I hope that your family is settling comfortably into your new home. How is the unpacking coming along?
    I pray that the conferences held at your new church this weekend went well. I would love to be able to sit and listen to your mom speak on being a Godly wife and mother, but alas I have to settle for listening to her on cd! :)
    Has your mom ever considered having a blog? I think I already know the answer to that...no, because she is too busy being a keeper at home and a helpmeet to your dad right?
    This may sound strange, but I often think of getting completely off line, but I would miss "visting" with your lovely family. I "met" you all years ago when you only had the Patriarh's Path website. I have seen you and your sisters grow from little girls into lovely young ladies...via pictures.
    May God richly bless you and your family.
    Mrs. Dumais

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