Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy 16th Birthday, Matthew!

It is hard for me to believe that today, my first baby is turning sixteen!

It just doesn't seem possible.

Shannon and I are both so proud of the young man that he has become.
He is so smart and computer savvy, that if it wasn't for the fact that he looks a lot like me, I would swear that he was someone else's child. :)

Matthew has an amazing heart and love for the Lord. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times God has used Matthew to encourage me during difficult times in my life.
I know that God has special plans for him.

Anyway, I just wanted to take the time today to say......

Happy 16th Birthday, Matthew!

I love you very much!
I'm so thankful everyday that God allowed me to be your mom.
The name Matthew means "Gift from God," and that is exactly what you are.
Much love always,
Momma :)

Psalm 127:3
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.

11 comments: said...

And Happy Birthday wishes from Mommaw, Nigh Nigh, and John!!! We love him and Daniel so much!!! They are the light of our lives!
Give them sugars and hugs from us today!
We love you all!
Mom, Dad, & John

Mia said...

Happy Birthday Matthew! One of my very best friends is named Matthew....MY BROTHER!! : ) Its a special name and I am sure you have a special young man!

valerie said...

Tell Matthew "Happy Birthday" for me.
Seems like yesterday that my 27 yr. old son and 25 year old daughter were 16.
He sounds like an awesome kid! I know you're proud.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How wonderful it must be to be a parent and to have a young child be so devoted to God. I never experienced Christ as child and I've never had children but I can imagine that for any Christian parent, for their child to have an intimate relationship with God would be the most blessed thing.
Take care, proud Momma, you!

Smiles. Tootles, my friend.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

I hope he has a happy birthday!

The Boyds Family said...

What a handsome guy!! Happy Birthday Matthew - I'm certain your mother is right. The Lord does have great things planned for you.

God Bless you and your family!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday, Matthew! We have something in common, we share a birthday! :)

My Goodness said...

Sweet...happy birthday Matthew! :)

Kelly said...

Wow! 16!
My hubs and I keep telling each other we can believe ours are growing soooooo fast.
16 is indeed a milestone!
Blessings to your son and your family, Amy.
Enjoy today and remember all the moments of joy he's brought to your life!
Blessings, always.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! I hope it was a special day for him. He sound like such a great kid!!!

Denise said...

Time sure does fly! I remember when Sandra would bring pictures of your boys in to work to show us and they were so little. Matthew is such a handsome young man and I know you are so proud. Hope he had a wonderful birthday.