Monday, October 17, 2011

He's How Old?

This weekend was a busy one like most of our weekends. Soccer games with the grandsons and shopping with the granddaughters and celebrating a birthday. Our oldest son turned 35 years old Saturday. Sometimes it seems just like yesterday we were bringing him home as an infant and at other times it feels like it was a lifetime ago. 


Marc was a brown haired, brown eyed cutie. And he still is.



When he was a senior in high school he became an Eagle Scout, which took hard work and dedication. He graduated with a degree in Speech Therapy and is now working on his master's degree in Family Counseling. He works a 40 hour week, takes classes at night, plus an internship four hours a day at a Tulsa clinic that offers counseling for those with addictions. Somehow he works in time with his wife and two little girls. Have I ever mentioned that he's had Type One diabetes since he was 15?  He has never complained, "why me." He has taken it all in stride and has learned to live with it and manage it as best he can.

                       

Marc and his wife are dedicated christian workers in their church, which is a mission church that was planted in their community. She teaches a Sunday school class and he drives a bus.  Do I sound like a proud mom. You betcha.

I remember wondering what our boys would do when they reached adulthood. What kind of husbands would they be? What occupations would they choose? I use to worry some about their futures. God, who has such a sweet and compassonate soul, has taken care of all my concerns about my children. I am so thankful.

Happy Birthday son. We love you.

Christine

Postnote:  I promise not to bore you for another year about this son. You will however, have to read another proud mother's tribute to her other son in January. (smiles)

11 comments:

Miz Liz said...

Happy Birthday Marc!!

Carol said...

What a sweet post. I can see why you are so proud of your son!

Smiles,
Carol

Vee said...

Not at all a bore! How wonderful to see your prayers answered. Sounds as if you had a busy weekend and now I'm wondering how your eye is doing? Have you noticed the brighter colors and that whole world looks better (or worse) depending on where you're looking?

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Happy Birthday to your son! AND I finally found your blog!!!! Every time you leave comments on my blog, your profile won't bring me here! I need to bookmark your blog for the future! I hope you don't think I was ignoring you! Hope you had a nice day!

Ina in Alaska said...

I am never bored by posts about family members. Quite the contrary! I love them. Happy Birthday Marc, you sound like a fine gentle man, great son, husband & daddy. May you have many more!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday to your son. You should be proud!!

JackDaddy said...

Well I don't think being proud is boring at all!

Gloria said...

Awe that just wonderful!! Happy Birthday Marc!

Sush said...

I know just how you feel! My oldest son turned 36 this year and I can't figure out where the years went. Isn't it fun to see how wonderful your son turned out? All our worries hopes and dreams when they are little and with God's good Grace we have good and loving men.
Happy Birthday to you both...
Hugs~

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog today! I don't really respond to people's comments on my blog, but I do like to pay a visit to their blog and see what's going on in their world. Enjoy your day!

Ninny said...

He's all that and more! he has a wicked sense of humor and is a lot of fun. He is a loving family man. He's my nephew and I'm so proud of him!