Yesterday was my oldest son's 17th birthday. It sometimes seems unreal how fast the time goes. There is something so special about the firstborn child, mainly because it is with this child you experience all of the "firsts" of parenthood. The firstborn gets their fair share of the parent's trials and experiments since as we enter this area of parenting, this guy gets everything tested on him, since there has been no other child!
We celebrated last night by taking him to dinner to his choice of a restaurant.
We had a great group to help us celebrate!
He is a teenager, so a smile is precious to us.
His friend who came with us invited the waitresses to celebrate with us, don't we all need a friend like that??
Here are some of our other guys waiting.
It was a great evening and we are blessed to have this young man in our family. We wish him blessings, wisdom and God's grace upon his life today and always.