About me: I am a child of God, a daughter, a sister, niece, a wife, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law, an aunt, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother, a teacher, and a friend which is my life in a nutshell.
WOW!!! I was not expecting this to hit me like it did. I woke up this morning at 2:00-wide awake. At 5:30 I decided to get on up. I went to the drawer and pulled out Samuel's baby book to see what time he was born. I began to read some of the things I had written - details about his birth, what he did and when, his first Christmas, first birthday and the day he was baptized.
Needless to say the tears began to flow as I read and remembered all the little things he did-watched his Tennessee beat Kentucky for the SEC title when he was just 5 hours old,smiled at 9 days, held is head up at 4wks,first Road Trip at just over a month old, laughed all the time at 3 and a half months, cut his first tooth at 4 months, crawled and said "Dada" at 6 months, said "Momma" at 9 months(not sure why they always say "Dada" first when we spend about twice as much time with them), sang with perfect pitch at 12 months, took first step at 13 months and so on.
And so the days were filled, watching him grow. Samuel, you are such a blessing to me. I am so proud of you and I am thankful to have you as my son. Happy 25th Birthday. I love you. MOM
< During my fall break Summer and I flew to Chicago to visit with Samuel and to drive his car back so we could sell it. We had a wonderful time with lots of great food. We walked to the Navy Pier, which is just a stone's throw away from his apartment, went to see him play Flag Football, ran along Lake Michigan,visited the Lego store, went to the top of the Sears' Tower (which is no longer the Sears' Tower), saw the BEAN, walked down Michigan Avenue. Samuel's apartment is really convenient to everything and he has it nicely decorated. It has a roof top area where you can see the city and Lake Michigan. Summer and I had our devotional up there early one morning. The weather was beautiful!!! Samuel was the perfect host taking us to several great places to eat-RL's, Foxx and Obels, The Yolk, Gage's and another place where we had a delicious steak. We also had a delcious meal on Sunday night by a friend of Samuel's and also got to meet some of his friends he has made in Chicago. I had to take a picture of Luke's Place and of course, Papa's mark is EVERYWHERE!! Thanks, Samuel for a wonderful visit!!!
Summer and I had a good drive back home with a stop over in Bradford to see Meme and Papa. Thanks, Summer for going with me.