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,
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.