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Friday, March 13, 2009

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY ROCKSTAR

As I sit here wide awake at 3am on this 13th day of March in 2009, I am quickly reminded of the same day 10 years ago at exactly the same hour. God has a funny sense of humor. You were scheduled to be a c-section baby because you were breech. Yes, stubborn even before birth. However, that stubborn trait works well for you today. You are extremely determined and very much a "go-getter." A lot like your Daddy actually. I was told to check into the hospital by 9am on the morning of your birth and that my c-section would take place shortly thereafter. However, at 3am on the morning of March 13th, 1999...Mommy stood up out of bed, headed for the rest room...and my water broke. Yeap...you had other plans. In a nutshell, off to the hospital we went...hearts pounding all the way. You were born at 8:53am that morning. Needless to say, it is a morning and a day I will never forget.

After loosing your big sister (Alexa Briane) almost one year earlier to the day, your birth was a very anxious and very glorious day for us. You changed mine and Daddy's lives forever on that day.

We are better individuals because of you Brennen. You've taught us love like no one else could. You've taught us patience, and you've given us pure elation that is truly out of this world. We watch as you've grown into the double digits today and are thoroughly impressed with the young man, the athlete, the student, the creative thinker, the planner, the builder, the artist, the ROCK STAR, etc. that you have become in just 10 short years.

One thing we are most proud of you for is how awesome of a big brother you are to your sister Kenidi. There isn't a week that goes by where we don't have someone comment on how great you are with her. Many - many people notice your compassion, loving, giving, and patient spirit you have with you lil' sis. It's rare amongst siblings - but you definitely ROCK those characteristics when it comes to her. We love how you are so protective of her and so helpful with her. We love that you love her so much. Your relationship with Kenidi grows and thickens more and more every day.
Even when she is ornery and devilish...and maybe taunts you a little. Just a little. (see image below for example/reminder) For instance, like when she wants to be you and goes to drag out your new guitar - rockin' it out down the hallway - all the while it happens to be three sizes to big for her. In the end, you still love her. You still take care of her and you never cease to amaze us when it comes to the bond you have with her. Daddy and I are so very proud of you Brennen.

Thanks for being you sweetheart. Thanks for being the son, the big brother, the nephew, the cousin and the grandson that you are. You are adored by many and you have a female fan club that grows daily. Oh boy...Mommy is going to be in trouble. Ha ha!

I'm looking forward to rockin' those waves with you & your board seaside here again in a couple of weeks as well as over the up and coming summer months. I'm looking forward to many more football and basketball games - cheering you on all the way. I'm looking forward to more moments observed and cherished between you and your sister in the coming years. I'm looking forward to many more birthdays with you in general. I love you with every cell in my body Brennen. And until you have your own children someday...you'll never begin to understand just how powerful that love is. Especially between a Mother and her son. You'll always be a Mama's boy - no matter how old you are. We love you B-ster!
HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY ROCKSTAR!

Love Mom, Dad, and the lil' Keester!

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21 Comments:

Blogger Sabra said...

Happy Birthday!

3/13/2009 8:04 AM  
Blogger brooke said...

seriously angie i am at work and do not need these tears! you sure do have a way with words lady!
happy birthday to your super cute brennen!!

3/13/2009 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Brennen. Have a fun day.

Christina (a preemie mom)

3/13/2009 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Brennen!

Have an awesome day! :0)

The Dillon's

3/13/2009 10:49 AM  
Anonymous My3princesses2008 said...

Wishing the rockstar a Happy Birthday may he keep on rockin!!!!!!! How time flies....
Nicky

3/13/2009 10:58 AM  
Anonymous The Bryant girls said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENNEN!!!!!!

You are such a handsome young man and we hope you have an AWESOME day!!!

3/13/2009 11:00 AM  
Anonymous RockinMom (Tanya Baksha) said...

Happy Birthday to Brennen. My gift to him is .... I will not SING Happy Birthday to him. ;) Trust me, ask anyone in my house that IS a gift. ;) Have a Great 10th Birthday Brennen.

3/13/2009 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Aubree Seaman said...

Tell him we said Happy Birthday!

3/13/2009 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Angie Steele (Adam's Aunt) said...

Well as I sit here and cry over your blog post! ( I also have a daughter who will turn 10 in a few months.) Ang ~ I couldn't have said it better! Brennen...Adam's aunt hopes you have a wonderful birthday!

3/13/2009 11:08 AM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

Happy Birthday to your big boy!!!

3/13/2009 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Shelley Babbs Kolthoff said...

It is hard to believe he is 10!!! Time sure does go by toooo fast, tell him we said to have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hear ya about driving and high school, next year is Madi's last year to be in middle school, then she will be in H.S. I'm dreading that soooo bad, I don't want my babies to get any older!!!! Make sure and tell him Happy Birthday from us, love the pic!!! Love ya~Shell

3/13/2009 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Natasha Guillory said...

Happy Birthday Brennen! My oldest will be celebrating his 7th year birthday on the 23rd! Have fun.

3/13/2009 12:51 PM  
Blogger Super B's Mom said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. There's just something about the bond between a Mama and "her boy."

Brennen seems like an awesome kid - with a level of maturity well beyond his years. Happy Birthday to him!!

3/13/2009 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Sue said...

I have to say, I just got to work and now my makeup is trashed also! My handsome grandson is 10 years old today! Wow, I cannot believe it! I hope you have a birthday to remember for years to come! You are soooo special in so many ways. So grown up at times, yet still willing to be my little baby boy when grandma just wants to act silly and have fun. I can't wait to go to florida to see if I can still dunk you in the pool, Or maybe you have grown up enough to dunk Grandma, we shall see!!!! I also love the way you take care of your little sister. Mostly, I love the way "SHE ADORES HER BIG BROTHER!" Happy Birthday Sweetie, xoxoxox

3/13/2009 4:08 PM  
Anonymous patti said...

happy birthday brennen

love patti

3/13/2009 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Karrie Syacsure Wright said...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENNEN! Hope you have an awesome day!"

3/13/2009 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Julie Ryner Martin said...

Angie, I love the Happy Birthday wishes you wrote for Brennen. You are a terrific writer!

3/13/2009 5:33 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

What a great birthday post...he sounds like a wonderful son and brother. Happy Birthday Brennen.

3/13/2009 6:39 PM  
Blogger brooke said...

oh how i wish we were going to the beautiful beach! we are gonna be bravin it at disneyworld...we get there on the 11th and are stayin through the 15th...i am actually way excited...but a little hesitant as i recently learned that easter weekend is the busiest time of year to go! oh well c leaves for a four month "vacation" very soon so we didn't have much of a choice of when we could go...
we've only been on this side of the states for about two years, but in that time we have made a trip down to gulf shores and i must say if all flordia beaches are that beautiful then i definitely wouldn't mind havin myself a house down there! lucky lucky gal!!

3/13/2009 8:16 PM  
Anonymous June said...

Brennen, I hope you have had a wonderful B'day. I know you are a GREAT little guy. Continue to make your parents proud,I know you will. Brennen, You look so much like your Dad!!!!(sorry Angie) it's true. I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach. Please be careful. May God continue to bless you and your family.

3/14/2009 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Krissie said...

Happy 10th B-day! Your one cool dude!

3/19/2009 5:14 AM  

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