17 Again

Actually 17 for the first time. Taylor is 17 today. Where have the years gone? I seriously don’t know. I do know this, though. Todd and I have shared 17 years of nearly all good with him. And the not so good? Not so bad. We have been truly blessed. I wish I could say it’s because we’re such great parents. The truth of the matter, however, is that we still don’t really know what we’re doing. Especially with him, our firstborn. He’s the guinea pig. So the logical conclusion is it’s only by the grace of God that he’s gotten to the ripe old age of 17 with such little trouble. My sister told me that about her boys several years ago when Taylor was still very young and it all makes perfect sense to me now.

So Taylor – you are cherished by your parents who love you very much. Happy Birthday!


  1. Angry Woman on April 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Happy birthday Taylor!

  2. His Girl on April 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Happy Birthday to Taylor.(fainting a little bit on your behalf just THINKING about the next few months leading up to EIGHTEEN!)

  3. Lori on April 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Happy birthday, Taylor!!

  4. Suzanne on April 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    “we still don’t really know what we’re doing” After raising kids for nearly 25 years myself, I so totally understand that!Happy Birthday Taylor!!!

  5. Gretchen on April 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    It’s evident that God knew what He was doing when He put this family together. Happy Birthday, Taylor!And Jenster, a wise woman once told me that on each child’s b’day, she gifts herself with a little something-something. You might do well to keep that in mind today. 🙂

  6. The Daily Bee on April 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to Taylor!

  7. Becky on April 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Taylor is blessed to have parents like you guys. Happy Birthday, Taylor!

  8. Sing4joy on April 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Awwww! A happy birthday to Taylor! And a happy Taylor’s birthday to you!!

  9. SeaSpray on April 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    What a beautiful post!he sounds like a terrific son and I’m sure you both had something to do with it.We are like you in that our boys have been easy.ha! When I was a teenager…my mother used to say, “I hope you have a daughter just like you!”Fortunately..God was merciful. :)happy birthday to your son. 🙂

  10. CindyS on May 1, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Happy Birthday to Taylor! Congrats to Mom and Dad too.CindyS

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