Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday to Zack!


This little boy, our third child, changed our lives forever when he entered our family more than a decade after his big brother and sister. It's a wonder he wasn't spoiled rotten, what with all the attention he got. But he wasn't, and that smile lit up our lives.



All you parents out there understand how it goes. Before we knew it, he was a kindergarten graduate.



The next thing we knew, he was buying his first car.



Getting ready for a date.




Smashing into older thugs in soccer and basketball while his mama hid her eyes
 and his daddy grinned with pride. 



Next he was graduating again. Where did those years go?



A few years later he finally became a daddy--to a big dog named Bentley.



He became Nora's Uncle Zack.



And he became a health nut/workout fiend!


I'll end this birthday wish to you with a quote from one of your favorite authors...

"So we shall let the reader answer the question for himself:
who is the happier man,
he who has braved the storm of life and lived
or he who has stayed securely on the shore
and merely existed?"
Hunter S. Thompson


And with this quote from one of your favorite television shows...

"Bran thought about it.
'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave'
his father told him."
from A Game of Thrones


With much love,
Mom & Dad


23 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your son! Wonderful post !

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  2. A very happy birthday to Zack! All the best in health, happiness and prosperity!

    A beautifully presented post by two proud and loving parents.

    That smile he was born with still graces his handsome face, and the kindness in his eyes is clearly visible.

    Have a wonderful day, Zack!

    xo
    Poppy

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  3. Oh the pictures bring back so many memories of Zack growing up. Such a handsome man! Our children may grow older, but they are always our babies.

    Happy Birthday Zack from your Aunt Teresa.

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  5. Happy birthday to your beautiful boy Zack. No matter how old they get they are still our babies, right? xoxo,Susie

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  6. Happy Birthday Zack! What a lovely couple they are.

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  7. When reading this a tear came to my eyes. I was thinking about our son, Jason. Time goes by too fast. I hope he has a very happy birthday.

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  8. Oh I didn't want this post to end!! I loved it ...so sweet! Happy birthday Zack!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your sweet Zack. He is very handsome and his wife is just a beautiful girl. They make a striking couple. Sounds like they have very busy lives. Blessings to him and her- xo Diana

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  10. What beautiful kids you have!

    Happy Birthday, Zack!

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  11. How proud you must be of your Zack! Thanks for giving us that memory walk. Happy birthday to such a handsome man.

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday to your Zack!

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. They are a beautiful couple. Loved all of the growing up pictures - so cute! Time flies. laurie

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  14. Oh Dewena, I love how
    you celebrated each season
    in your handsome son's life!
    How wonderful that he seems
    to live life with gusto and that
    he found "the one." Exactly
    what every parent wishes for
    their beloved children--and you
    got it : )

    Thanks for sharing your boy
    and his story. May it be filled
    with many more wonderful
    chapters, ahead!

    xo Suzanne

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  16. Sweet post, Dewena. I hope Zack had a great birthday.

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  17. What a great post...it can only have taken forever to go through all the old photos to compile this! Wonderful! :)

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  18. How sweet! Happy Birthday to Zack!

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  19. you have the most beautiful family.
    the love comes shining through.
    happy belated birthday zack!
    love darling sister.
    saw this in the emails and had to see all of it. XOXO

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  20. Sorry this is late mom but i wanted to thank you for a wonderful birthday post!! I loved it!!! Thank you so much, im so blessed to have you as my mother!!! I love you Mom!!

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  21. Sorry this is late mom but i wanted to thank you for a wonderful birthday post!! I loved it!!! Thank you so much, im so blessed to have you as my mother!!! I love you Mom!!

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  22. A beautiful, heartfelt post that is truly touching Dewena. Your adorable little boy turned Into a handsome man who apparently loves you very much!

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  23. You have such a beautiful phamily and I am here wishing a belated birthday wish to your son! I love all the photos. What a wonderful tribute.

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