Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Coleman!

(Forgive me as I stroll down memory lane...) Nine years ago today ... our lives changed forever ... we became parents! Little did we know the journey God had in store for us. I never knew I would be so tired!! But I do remember just crying when I would rock little Coleman to sleep (because he was my first and I actually had time to do that) and cry just because I was so thankful that God had given us this sweet blessing!

And it's been wonderful ... and it's been hard. Having children revealed to me just how selfish my sinful heart was (and still is). It has been a sanctifying process for me in many ways. And poor Coleman - he was first and we had no idea what we were doing in so many ways! We continually pray that God's grace protects him from our mistakes! ;)

He has grown into such a sweet and compassionate young man. He loves his little brothers and sisters fiercely! He has a heart for God and His Word. We just pray that the Lord continually speaks to his heart and draws Coleman to Himself in a saving way. I pray for God's grace to continue to sustain as we seek to navigate the next 9 years!

3 months old

6 months old (and Daddy still had hair)

His first birthday and that sweet crooked smile he always did at that age!

Welcoming his first baby sister, Emmie!

His 2nd birthday!

December 2003

His 3rd birthday cake - couldn't find a digital pic of him though!

Welcoming baby brother Calvin!

Coleman turns 4.

Coleman pretending he is in the Larry Mobile... such a creative mind!

5th Birthday - with a Thomas cake!

September 2006 - First day of Kindergarten!

April 2007 - turning 6

April 2007 - welcoming baby sister Ellerie, one day after his birthday!

September 2007 - First Grade

April 2008 - 7 years old!

September 2008 - Second Grade

March 2009 - welcoming the newest blessing - sweet Carter!

April 2009 - Coleman turns 8!!

Rocking sweet Carter to sleep - such a good big brother!

Birthday 2010 - finally a bike that fits him!

April 2010! Big Boy turns 9!! Lord, use him for your glory!


Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your first baby but biggest boy :) Precious pics and sweet memories!

Casey Barber said...

such a wonderful stroll down memory lane, it brought tears to my eyes to look back on all those fun days! Happy Birthday Coleman, We love you so much!

Christina said...

He's growing up so big! Happy Birthday to your first born. The cakes you did look amazing too!