Monday, September 12, 2005

Logan turns Eleven!

My firstborn son, Logan, turns 11 today. I’m afraid I’ve been a rather preoccupied mother. But in honor of his birthday I am listing 11 things I love about him.
1. He made me a mother when I had given up hope of ever having the privilege.
2. He was a beautiful baby and has grown to be a very handsome young man.
3. He is a good neighbor.* see related story.
4. He loves order. Even as a baby he loved scrubbing crayon marks off the walls. True, he sometimes marked the walls so he could scrub them, but that’s another story.
5. He is a great leader. This year he started working as a soccer ref. and he loves it, because it gives him a chance to enforce the rules. Logan is all about the rules.
6. He loves to learn. He is fascinated with science, and math, and how things work.
7. He loves to make things. One of my favorite creations was his “water fountains” he built in the swimming pool last year. He spent the better of a week building and refining it.
8. He loves nature. He loves to garden and watch things grow.
9. He has a gentle heart.
10. He is a good big brother. He does a great job of watching out for his little brother.
11. He makes me proud to be his mother.
* The other day the doorbell rang. I answered it to find my neighbor’s sister standing there. “I just had to come over and tell you what a great kid Logan is.” She said.
He had volunteered to go help them lay sod, while the teenaged-twins (a boy and a girl) and their friends just stood around watching.
This particular neighbor was widowed this spring in a very tragic way. (It’s a long story involving her husband’s drug addiction and spouse abuse.) She has been wheelchair bound for six years because she had a stroke when said husband was in jail for drug abuse. He also helped them put a roof on their house this summer.

10 comments:

Christine said...

What a wonderful boy!! You are a very lucky woman to have such a caring, responsible, handsome young man for a son!!
Hope you have a great day Logan,
HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY!!!!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Logan!!!

What a wonderful person you are growing up to be. And you are so lucky to have a great mom!
Enjoy your birthday. I hope you eat lots of ice cream and cake and get all the things that you are hoping for.

Angie - and in case your mom has never told you - I am a cupcake!!!

Cindy Lee said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOGAN!!! I hope you are blessed beyond your wildest imaginations in the year to come! Have a HUGE piece of cake for me - I hope you have cake, lol! Blessings, Cindy Lee

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Logan!! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter! You sound like a wonderful young man! You sure are lucky to have such a special mom! Give her a big ole hug for me, okay!?

May said...

What a wonderful list, handsome boy, and how great that he is helping out neighbors. =) So nice!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great kid! I don't know you so I hope you don't mind me taking a peek at your blog... Happy BDay Logan! You've got a great mom, too! Sweet picture, to boot!
Allison

Peg Graham said...

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and one to grow on:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOGAN!

BOO! said...

Happy 11th Birthday Logan!

klp said...

You deserve much credit for such a wonderful boy!

Happy birhtday!

Rayzer said...

You deserved a kid like that