Saturday, August 9, 2008

Special Day

Forty-three years ago today, a young woman gave birth to her fifth boy. He would be the sixth, and last child to join this family. She looked at the doctor and said,

"Couldn't you do better than that?" She was a bit hopeful she would have another daughter.

"I can give him to somebody else. I'm sure there are lots of people that would love to have a baby boy." He said.

It took her no time to reject that offer.

She did love him. Her two youngest boys were several years younger than the next oldest brother. She called them "pleasure" and "pure pleasure". She said she enjoyed them so much she didn't want them to grow up. She didn't care if they went off to school with a bottle in their back pocket.

I am so glad she accepted and loved that sweet boy. He grew up to be somebody that I could not imagine living without. And I am really glad he is not a girl!

Happy Birthday Tom!

He does so much for so many people, it is hard to make him stop and think of himself. When Courtney told him he was not allowed to mow the lawn or work today, we all knew that would fall on deaf ears. He likes to serve. Especially, the ones he loves. Hopefully, we can make this day a little special to honor a great father, husband and friend.


Deborama said...

Those pictures are so great! It was strange to see just the three girls and think thats all you have home soon. :( Im glad you guys got away, too bad you couldn't have stayed a few weeks! :) Happy birthday! We just got back to town and are going to Mattawa for the last part of the reunion today/tonight or we would bug you with cake and depends or denture cream! :) Tell him we all said Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! That is a funny story... glad he's not a girl too.

Billie said...

Moon Family!!
This blogging thing is so fun.
So glad we can keep in touch with
your amazing gang. Happy Birthday
Tom !!! Love The Grimmetts

Jan said...

Happy birthday Bishop. Hope that you just have the best year ever. You have a lot of great things ahead.

♥The S Sissies♥ said...

Happy b-day bishop!

Jodi said...

Awwwwww - that post really touched me Terri!!! :) It was great!

Sonja said...

I just love that picture of him, did you take that? It's awesome, totally shows his personality in that smile.

What a sweet story too, it's so nice to learn something new about my friends!