It's been a pretty special birthday for Tyler today! Because of ice and snow, school was dismissed early - around 12:10 p.m.! I think it's a birthday he will remember forever because of that.
Although there's not picture of the event, except one of the stadium that I got via text, but failed to save, Tyler and his dad did something special for his birthday. His gift was a day with his dad at an OU game. It was in early November and had a rain delay for several hours, but they both enjoyed the fun time. I would have liked a picture, but the important thing is that they went together - just a young boy and his dad. Just that day alone, without the game, would have been a special treat! We don't get a lot of free days that are one on one with each child. We get hours here and there, but rarely a whole day! Pretty special!
You are growing up quickly. You're a real, true pre-teen. :) Unbelievable!
We're proud to have you as our son, and are thankful that God has allowed us to be your parents.
We can't imagine life without you in it. Our family would definitely not be the same. You have such a funny spirit. You have deep thoughts about life, about God, about Jesus, and the church. You've taught us a lot in his short life, and we're thankful for all of your lessons. Some day you will read about your inspirational thoughts that I've posted on this blog. (The Chronicles of Biscuit posts.) You'll be pretty surprised at your young wisdom, and probably get a laugh at some of your funny stories! I think you'll get to ready them all when you turn 21 - the year you will open your time capsule that was made on your 1st birthday. How special that will be, and hard to believe it's 10 years from now!
In our prayer this morning before school, we thanked God for giving him a healthy life, and prayed that God would continue to bless you with many more years as disciple. We prayed that God will continue to lead you in being a good example for those around you, so that you are a shining light for Jesus for the rest of your life. We look forward to seeing what God has planned for you. And we pray that you always keep God the center and highest priority in your life.
Thank you, God, for Tyler, and the blessing of this birthday! And thank you for the early day off of school! That was pretty neat for him. He gets another day off tomorrow, so an added dose of winter fun time!
We love you, Tyler!
MOM & DAD