Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our darling boy

Samuel is 14 today. I have no idea where the years have gone, but they have been amazing ones with this kid in our lives.

Here are some of his greatest hits:
  • He came three weeks early, on a Sunday morning, making his pastor daddy scramble to find a fill-in preacher.
  • He was a precocious toddler, completely at ease with adults.
  • Between the ages of 3 and 6 (more or less), he loved to tell a joke before bed each night, often making up his own.
  • He once wanted to be a paleontologist truck driver preacher.
  • He has loved Legos since he first discovered them at the age of 5.
  • Several of his Halloween costumes have been book characters: Martin of Redwall, Basil Stag Hare of Redwall, Harry Potter and Ford Prefect of Hitchiker's Guide. He was also a very convincing Albert Einstein one year.
  • His adoration of lemurs is well-known.
  • He loves a good woodchuck joke.
  • He is a fount of trivia knowledge. (I did check to see if font was the better word to use here...apparently either one can work. *grin*)
  • He has loved US presidents trivia, civil war and other history facts, Redwall, Lord of the Rings, Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms.
  • He dotes on his littlest sisters and is a wonderful babysitter; he's known as Bubby.
  • He is funny, sensitive, garrulous at times, friendly, bright, a great reader, outgoing, a hard worker and a kid with a huge heart.
I cannot believe sometimes how very blessed we are with him our lives.
What a gift we received 14 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. It was good to talk to the birthday boy tonight. It seems the first day as an (what would you call it) "ice cream cone barrista" went well. He sounds thrilled with all the hours already on the schedule. Enjoy your time with the Frosts. I know the days will pass much too quickly. Love,