Happy Birthday, Michael!

Thirty years ago today this smiling baby boy was born! I was looking through his baby book yesterday and was flooded with memories of that day.
The book records that he arrived at 5:24 pm on Thursday, September 25, 1980. He weighted 8 lbs 15 ounces and he was 21 inches long. He had black hair and deep blue eyes.
We brought him home three days after he was born and Grandma Brauer (my mom) was there. “We came home around noon and it was a beautiful day. Michael just slept all the time. Everyone thought he was just darling and Laurinda gave him a big kiss!”

Michael is a joy and a delight to have for a son. 
He has always had a goofy sense of humor and delights in making people laugh, he is tender-hearted and generous, he is gifted as a carpenter, he is an outstanding cook. 
He loves baseball (New York Yankees) and hockey (Vancouver Canucks). He is an avid reader (Wilbur Smith and Clive Cussler).
What a handsome young man he has turned out to be!
Happy Birthday, Son.
I’m proud of you today and every day.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
5 comments
  1. a nice tribute…to a handsome son..

  2. Lovely post and what a great looking son you have! x0

  3. He is a handsome man. Well done, Mom! 🙂 But, uh oh, I'm a Tampa Rays fan. (yikes.)

  4. That is really nice mom! We KNOW his swelled heart when he read it too!!

  5. What a wonderful tribute to a handsome and clearly terrific man.

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