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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

This is just for me, but you may read it if you want also. I want to wish my second oldest grandson a Happy Birthday. He is 10 years old!

I picked him up from school yesterday and we had dinner out, just the two of us. We came back later to my house and he opened his gifts from me. We talked and played a card game of his choice.

He is a precious child.

I enjoyed the time with Grandson 2. He said he had fun.

It's important to me to spend one-on-one time with my little ones, once in a while. I hear their inner voice better when there isn't competition. It's important to be heard especially if you're a child.

Over the years, I've learned these things about him:
  • He does NOT like chocolate--except Tootsie Rolls
  • He has a helpful spirit. He ALWAYS jumps in to help me with anything I'm doing.
  • He loves Legos. Give him a package and it's amazing what he will create.
  • He adores his oldest brother in a deep heartfelt way.
  • He wants acceptance from all and is hurt deeply when he is not valued.
I'm the oldest in my family. He is the middle child in his family or he was for years.  And as I've watched him these years, I have come to this conclusion. It's not always easy being the middle child and one of three boys.

Happy Birthday to a precious soul.

13 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to spend a special day...for you and for him.

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  2. Oh, that is such a lovely, heartfelt post! Happy Birthday to your grandson.

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  3. Hi Theresa ... absolutely - Happy Birthday to one of the precious grandsons - number 2 this time.

    Such fun you had together .. eating out and then playing games .. just glorious with so many memories ..

    Love it - cheers Hilary

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Grandson, your lives are richer for each other :)

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  5. Happy birthday to your grandson. He will always be the peacemaker in the family.

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  6. I love one on ones with my children/grandchildren! How special. I know he will always truly treasure that time as much or more than you do. God bless both of you and I hope you have many more special moments!

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  7. Sounds like a lovely birthday for your grandson. My son adored Legos as well - so did/do I. They're the best toy ever! :)

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  8. Happy Birthday to your grandson. Sounds like y'all had a great day and I hope the coming year brings him much happiness and wonderful health.

    He does need to work on that chocolate thing though. :)

    Mason
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  9. Lucky boy to have you to spend time with and to know him as we all deserve to be known. It sounds like one of those perfect days.

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  10. Here's sendin' that precious young man a happy birthday wish and I hope he gets all the cake of his hearts desire.

    God bless and have a terrific day sweetie!!!

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  11. Beautiful tribute. My G3 is similar -- in the middle, quiet and easy to miss. He is so special and I try to let him know.

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  12. Sounds like a fabulous celebration. You really know how to make a person feel valued.

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  13. oh, what a heartfelt and sweet post!
    sounds like a memorable celebreation.

    happy belated birthday to your precious grandson!! xo

    betty xx

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