The Birthday Boy is 17!

This time 17 years ago today, God gave me the most special gift ever.... a little boy who would love his mama incredibly and inspire her even more.

I've learned alot about myself over the years as I've cared for you, prayed for you, and tried to encourage and inspire you.  Although I'm reminded many times of how quickly you've grown into a young man, there's no day quite like your birthday to let my thoughts linger a little longer on just how special you are.  I don't think you even realize it!  And it's not just the "mama" in me that sees it....others see it too.

You've never tried to be the center of attention - as a matter of fact, you avoid it.  But you seem to always stand out in a crowd anyway!  You just 'walk to the beat of a different drum' :)  God has gifted you in such unique ways and you, as young as you are, are not afraid of being you and sharing your gifts and talents with others.  Through the lens of a camera, you see the world differently than most.  That is a gift.....hold on to it.

I know you're ready to grow up and move on to other things.  That's because of the dreams and passions that God has put in you.  He has given you a glimpse of your future and I know you're anxious to get started on your journey. 

But that time will be here before you know it.  Just be patient and look for God in the little things each day.  And if nothing else, just know that it's a blessing to your mama to have you under her wing for a little bit longer.  The time will come when I have to let go and let you fly off on your own.  As I type this, I have tears in my eyes - it's a bittersweet thought - but it's part of life.  But I'm very excited about what the future holds for you and I know I'll still be a part of it....for you will always be a part of me. 

I'm very proud of you and the young man that you are.  Keep God first, keep reaching for the stars, and never forget I am always here for you.  Happy Birthday, Dillan! I LOVE YOU!!!

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1 comment:

Tami said...

Happy Birthday Dillan! Remember always how much your mama loves you. Your mama has been a true inspiration to me and to others. Hope your 17th is as wonderful and grand as you are!