Monday, January 4, 2010

How did it happen?

How did my baby get to be 16?!!

Sixteen years ago, as I went to the hospital in -92 degree
weather, I had no idea exactly how God was blessing our family.

Sure, I knew I was about to add a 3rd baby to our family.
But no one could have explained to me the joy
that you would bring!

There have been trials...amazing stubbornness and
picky eating to name a few.

But the blessings have far out numbered them.

Jared, you are one of the most caring young men I know.
You are always willing to help others out
and it brings me joy to see you love God the way you do.

Happy 16th!!
I love you so much!!




Love you, son!
Now get busy and get that drivers license!!!! :)

21 comments:

Darla said...

Happy Birthday to him, great photos! i don't know which made me grin more in that first picture though, i think it was your husband in all of his youthfulness, but Jared was an adorable baby!

Jill said...

YEAH! What fun...sixteen!
Have a wonderful celebration!

LuAnn said...

Happy Birthday Jared - I love all the pictures. It made me a little sad too - thinking about my 16 year old son.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday, Jared! I remember the first time I met him. He came into Sunday School class with cowboy boots on and proclaimed that he would say grace for our cookies. I knew he was a special little 5 year old.

Tori said...

Happy Birthday Jared!!! And....great job Sara and Steve! :)

Michelle said...

happy birthday!

{why does it go by SO fast!}

Mocha with Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your boy!

Jewel said...

Happy birthday to Jared!!

H-Mama said...

Awww... Happy Birthday to your baby boy.

Sara said...

Lol "stubbornness and picky eating." *snort* What is it with those youngest boys!?
I love that picture of Jared sitting on his dads knee. THat is such a sweet picture. OMGoodness was he a cuteie-patootie baby. And looking at him now...I feel the same way about any "kid" I've known and suddenly they are graduating High school and WHAT? I'm not that old! am I?
I have enjoyed getting to know your family through your blog and even in this last year the changes Mr. Jared has undergone...You have raised some FINE children.
Happy Birthday Jared!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Happy birthday to your boy!! He's blessed to have such a lovely mama!

rita said...

Enjoy your handsome boy!
And, happy birthday, Jared!

Sara, where on earth were you in -92 (minus???) degree weather??? ;)

SmilingSally said...

I'll be sure to stay off of the roads!

skoots1mom said...

you don't hav-ta say a word...just :)

Mama Belle said...

Noooo ... he's growing up. Oh well, whatcha gonna do?

Happy Birthday!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! What a great guy you have...loving God that is the best!

Elizabeth said...

Happy sweet sixteen! Or is that just for girls? Either way, it's going to be great!

Rhonda Moon said...

Happy birthday Jared! Great photos thanks for sharing. What's up with the youth today. My son is about to turn 16 and no permit even. I was down at the office to take my test the day I turned 16. It's Ok. No rush, they grow up way to fast as it is.

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Oh, my word. That's one cute baby picture!

Cathy said...

Such a sweet post Sara. Happy Birthday Jared!

Melissa said...

wow sara i can't believe he is 16! Is that first picture from Forest Homes by any chance? Seems he was REALLY young when I was their CCA then and I remember taking them to a park there. BTW I started a blog on here today. I have NO idea what I am doing lol. I have 1 entry and my screenname or whatever is Quest for 31. Not sure if that helps you find me or not. lol