Sunday, April 22, 2012

Love you, Clint.

Happy 25th Birthday, my boy.

You are so loved.

I remember being 25. That's when I had you.

I am often in awe when I look at you. How is it that you are my kid? Is there even one gene of mine in your body? :)
We are so very different. Which made raising you a real challenge. 

You have extroverted tendencies. (Like the men folk you hail from.) You love to shake the boat by not doing the expected thing. (Kinda like your Bups.) You live for a good argument. (Like others in your bloodline.) You are a sponge for knowledge. (Like yer dad.) And you are a gifted, creative artist. (You come by this from both sides.) 

And also?
You are a hardworker; dependable, skilled, creative and professional. 
And even though you don't show it often, I know you care deeply, feel strongly, and love protectively. You are a generous, thoughtful gift giver, and have a beautiful heartwarming smile. Don't stop investing in good friendships... take some risks with vulnerability and cherish those friends who are open and honest with you.  

I have been praying for you, daily, (sometimes hourly) since before you were born. I know that God's fingerprints are all over you and I am in awe of how He uses and develops the gifts He's blessed you with.

My prayer for you this year is Proverbs 3:5,6:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.

Are one of my favorite people.
I love you.

Happy Birthday, sweets.

1 comment:

valerie said...

Love him as well. He's a good guy.