Sunday, June 28, 2009

HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY, ELI!

Eli, my third child, is turning 9 years old today!

Wow...where did the time go?

Ever since he was a baby, he had the sweetest disposition. He hardly whined, he never complained, he loved to cuddle, and he just melted your heart with his "smiley eyes."

Here you are, almost at one year old. So sweet! (I had to scan this photo).
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When you meet him, you know there is something special. He is ALWAYS looking for the positive in any situation, and genuinely cares for the people he meets. I still remember when he was around 6 years old, his Sunday school teacher would tell me that he was such a blessing in the class because he would not goof off with the other kids. He'd start drawing and that would attract all the boys to him because they were curious about what he was doing.

He's polite, sincere, a leader, sensitive, artistic, smart, loving, creative, and a good friend. Most of all, he loves the Lord! He does not hold back his faith, and will ask questions now and then that will baffle us!

I just pray that we continue to train him up in the Lord, and that God will use him mightily for His kingdom!!

Eli at day camp, doing what he loves the most!
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Happy Birthday, my sweet son! You bless us more than you know!

26 comments:

Hope said...

♫Happy Birthday to Eli!♫

He still has that same sweet face.

I have a 9 year old, too. You can forget that they are still so much like a little one in so many ways. I am happy Eli is such a blessing to you.

♥Hope

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Eli!!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Eli!

He's definitely going to be an artist :)

Cascia said...

I hope he has a wonderful birthday!

jen@odbt said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet son. He has a great smile!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Happy Birthday Eli♥

Lisa said...

very handsome young man and such great qualities, you must be so proud. I can tell by his picture he is an amazing boy.

Susie said...

He sounds like a mother's dream!! I hope he has a GREAT birthday:-)

Chris said...

Happy birthday Eli!

By the way, i just want to let you know that your blog always makes me smile.. I have an award for you at Inspirational Insights

Grab it! :D

Sara said...

What a darling baby he was! Reminds me a little of Logan when he was a baby, all chub! So cute! He is still darling! Happy Birthday Eli!

Tara said...

Happy 9th Birthday, Eli! What a cute baby he was and what a handsome young man he is! You have every reason to be proud.

homeschoolceo said...

Happy birthday!!!
:D

Alicia W. said...

Happy Birthday Eli! ;o)

momstheword said...

Happy Birthday Eli! Wow, nine already.

My oldest always loved drawing pictures. My dad used to love to do that too.,

Denise said...

I hope Eli enjoyed his birthday.

Beth in NC said...

Happy Birthday Dear Eli! Such a cutie!

mimi said...

Awww, what a cute baby pic. He's a handsome boy. Happy B-day Eli!

He And Me + 3 said...

Have a wonderful Birthday Eli and a very blessed year. What a cutie pie and now a very handsome boy.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Awww, happy birthday to him!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Beautiful "smiley eyes"!

Happy birthday Eli! Hope he had a great day!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Happy Birthday Eli!!! And great baby picture!!

Kelly said...

Happy birthday to your little big man!!! Have a great week!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, Eli! In his baby picture he looks just like his older brother!!!! Cute!

Neisha said...

What a cutie pie. He really does have an amazing talent. All of his pictures are so amazing, it's hard to believe he is so young and painting like that already.

Momisodes said...

This was such a sweet tribute to your son.
Happy Belated birthday Eli!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day.

Ms. Latina said...

Happy Belated Bday to Eli! He looks like a very handsome young man, you are truly blessed! Mine is turning 15 in 11 days. I look at him and can't belive it has gone by so fast but if it wasn't for him I may not have found Christ! Isn't it amazing how much we can learn from them?

On another note, I don't see the blonde roots hahahaha but I think it would look fabulous on you anyway! ;)