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Wow! I have two more adults at my house! How is our family blessed so much by each of these Godly young men?
It was so hard for me ever to imagine I would survive twin boys, especially with Caleb being in the hospital for so long and having so many brain surgeries. When Caleb was in the hospital at birth for three months, he had over 100 C.T. scans by the age of three months along with an unbelievable number of lab work. He had no sleep schedule and was constantly being woke up. When Caleb was finally home, he would not only wake up every two hours, but he would also wake Casey up. This meant I had two screaming babies awake all the time. It was so hard for me to imagine that they would ever be 18 years old. Now they are, I truly miss those special moments we had in the middle of all the chaos. I hope this post is a reminder of just how fast kids grow up and how you truly need to treasure every minute even those extremely difficult times because one day they will be 18. I am so proud of both Casey and Caleb. Casey has always been an incredible example, helper, leader, and role model for his brothers and sisters, but especially for Caleb. Caleb would try so hard to be just like his brother. He even tried hard to climb into the dryer, walk, and do everything else Casey was doing. Casey, I hope you do not carry a heavy heart by being the twin that had no physical or mental problems. God has and will use you greatly in Caleb’s life. You are an amazing brother and Caleb would have never done as well as he has without you as a big brother. You got in lots of trouble together, but more than anything you had lots of fun and encourage your brother to try everything.
Casey teaching Caleb how to get into the dryer. Caleb could not walk, so Casey tried to pull him in.
Happy Birthday Casey! You are an amazing young man who I will always be proud of and not because you…
- have always been a great student and made all A’s
- it is not because you are a wonderful baseball player
- or a terrific football player
It is because you have a heart for God. You genuinely care about other people and this makes you an amazing brother and son. You are always humble in every situation. God put you in our family so we could learn how to be more like Jesus by being Humble.
- You admit when you are wrong and apologize which makes you a bigger man than most people will ever be.
- You have always had a tender sweet, kind, heart which is why I love you so much.
- You rarely get upset over anything.
- You always say does that issue really matter. Which is how we should all look at things.
I cannot wait to see where and how God will use you one day. Get ready, because you are going to do amazing things in your future. I pray you will always love God with all your heart, and your future wife will love God even more than she loves you.
Happy Birthday Caleb! You are the person that shows our family how to love and forgive.
When you left the hospital 18 years ago, we were told you may not ever walk, talk, or be able to do much. Oh, how they were wrong! You have learned so much, but what is more important is everything you have taught our family.
You can read more about Caleb’s story… Surrender Everything – Caleb Our Special Needs Son’s Story
Caleb after one of his brain surgeries. He has had 17 brain surgeries.
- Caleb always knows what is important in life.
- Caleb always loves and shows love to our family.
- Caleb is always full of hugs and kisses even when we may not want one.
- Caleb will not let any of us get upset.
I honestly pray when I grow up God will allow me to be more like you one day. I love and admire you so much! Happy Birthday Chef Caleb to the best cook in the entire house.
Blessings Always, It is OK to use one of my photos but Please LINK BACK. I believe the secret to building stronger families that stick together, communicate more, and love each other is to cook together, eating around the table together, play together, vacation together, and share God’s love.