Where oh where does the time go??? Chad man turned 13 TODAY!!! I just can't believe it. I don't have a little boy any more! The boys are always teasing me telling me, "Mom, Chad is NOT 5". Poor guy, sometimes I probably treat him like he is! But, he is also so very self sufficient that I am sure there are days that I prob treat him like he is 20! Time just marches on... but I swear the beat gets faster every day!!! It seems like just yesterday that Derek was 16 (a Priest), Devin was 14 (a Teacher), Blake was 12 (a Deacon), Dallin was 8 (baptized) and Chad was 3. That was a BIG year... it really seems like just a couple of years ago!
Chad is a sweetheart. He is so kind, so tender, and so thoughtful. I remember one day I was sitting in here at the computer, he was about 9 yrs old and he came in and asked me, "Mom, does Heavenly Father have a Father?" He amazes me! He thinks so deeply for a young guy. Last year, well, maybe it was 2 years ago, dang....
A Sister in the Primary Presidency called me and said, "I just have to tell you what Chad said today in Primary. We were talking about the lost sheep and I asked why do you think Jesus left the 90 and 9 to go find the 1? And Chad said, "Because He knew he could trust the 90 and 9 because they had already proved that they were obedient and that they would follow Him." She was impressed and so was I!!!
Chad Man, you are awesome!!! I am proud to be your mom! I am so blessed! Thank you for being who you are!
Chad and Holden (his cousin)
I will add some new pics of him this afternoon when we celebrate! He wants stuffed crust pizza for dinner and banana bread for his "cake"! Easy enough. Done.
Chad blowing out the candles on his banana bread... yes, I added cream cheese icing!
Getting a little air in his new Nike's!
Happy Birthday, Chadman!
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