10.14.2010

my angel

My angel.
My first-born.
My precious boy that was enough reason for me to change my life.

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You'll speak up for someone else before speaking up for yourself.

You're gentle and kind; compassionate beyond your years.

You're hard-working, organized, always striving to please.

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I love how you've treated your little brother so kindly since the day he was born.
I love how much you adore your baby sister.

I love how you'll give up anything you have if it makes someone else happy.
I love how you put everyone else before yourself. And you didn't learn that from me. It is in your nature.

I love how you wave goodbye to me from the minute you leave the van, all the way until you've reached the door of your school.

If you make someone sad, it hurts you worse than it hurts them.

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Please don't ever lose your compassionate heart.
Please don't let anyone stifle your sweet spirit.

I wish you the very best in this life.

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Keep your family close; God closer.

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My sweet boy that wants to right every wrong, make everything fair, have everything equal.

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Even though life doesn't work that way, keep believing that it should, and you can change the world.

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Happy 9th birthday Collin! We love you more than you know.

27 comments:

Casey Martinez said...

What an incredibly touching, sincere, beautiful post to your son. Happy Birthday to Collin and what a great model he is. Love that setting for pictures! Great color!! Awesome shots!

Aleasing said...

He has Grandma's heart ^_^

Sheri said...

He looks like such a sweet calm kid. What a wonderful tribute to him.

SarahinSC said...

He is just precious! What a handsome young man. I love the backgrounds!

Brooke G. said...

I love this post!!! What a guy you have there :D I am sending him lots of birthday wishes.

Sarah Halstead said...

Happy 9th birthday! He is so handsome. I love where you took his pictures. Gorgeous!

Kim said...

What a neat post for your son. He sounds like a truly great kid!

Ashley said...

Ok now I'm all teary, what a beautiful post! He sounds like a very special boy and he has a wonderful mother!

Karen said...

So sweet! I can see it in his eyes and smile.
Karen

Angela said...

Wishing Collin the happiest of birthdays!! Such a wonderful tribute. Sounds like he is an amazing young man!

Adeena said...

Happy 9th Birthday, Collin!

I love the last shot. And the one of him in front of the green door, and the one above it! :)

Clare B said...

lovely pictures and I like getting to see a bit of your olders kids in front of the camera. Happy Birthday Collin.

Nat said...

That is so sweet! I wish everyone had that kind heart. Great shots and Happy Birthday Collin!

Jodee Leader said...

Happy birthday to your handsome guy! There is something special about the first born! I guess they teach us everything we know!

Hope you have a great weekend!

cooperl788 said...

Happy Birthday little Man! He definitely looks the part of the oldest child, and your letter to him was so sweet and good. I love it. Enjoy celebrating!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- he is just adorable and sounds like such a special son! Hope he has a fabulous birthday!

Janet

Ashley Sisk said...

Awwww Happy Birthday Colin! This post brought tears to my eyes...I guess I'm sentimental after all.

Mom of M&Ms said...

what beautiful captures...What a sweet tribute.... which pic are you framing, I would have to choose each one!

happy me said...

What great photos of your precious boy! Loved hearing your 'mama's heart'. :)


Debra

Tracy said...

beautiful pics, beautiful words. happy birthday collin.

Jenn said...

Happy B-day Colin! Does he share a b-day with my Julia? That's fun! Hope his day was fantastic!!

Mindy Mc said...

happy birthday Colin! You are such a blessing to your family!

Jill said...

What a handsome guy you have, and such a beautifully written post. He sounds like a very special son. Happy birthday to Collin!

Katie said...

Oh my, that's enough to make me cry - so touching!!! What a truly wonderful little guy you are raising! I wish we all had his spirit...the world would be a heck of a lot nicer if we did! Happy 9th birthday to him!!

Mama Hen said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy! That is great that he wants to make all the wrongs right! He will bring positive changes to the world with his beautiful wishes. Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Kathryn said...

*Very* sweet tribute to your boy! Happy birthday, Collin!

Simple Shutter Photography said...

Just found your blog this morning. I don't even remember how I ended up here, but glad I did.

By any chance, do you live in Omaha? Where you shot really looks like the Old Market...

Lori