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Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Best Mother's Day Gift

Twenty nine years ago, on Mother's Day 1980, God blessed me with the best gift ever! At 9:36 that Sunday morning, an 11 pound 8 ounce baby boy was born. My first born son arrived on my first Mother's Day! How neat is that!

He was the size of the average 3 month old and his Daddy and Granddaddies all strutted around proudly. My mom told me that it was very easy to tell whenever he cried in the hospital nursery because while the others babies would cry little high pitched weeee...weeee...weeee, my big bouncing boy would cry at an octave lower ...WAAA...WAAA...WAAAA...


Corey is very extroverted and even as a child would talk and play with anyone, young or old. He has always been a deep thinker and would be quietly playing by himself and then say something that was so profound that one would forget he was a child. He especially enjoyed...

Super Heroes

He-Man

Star Wars

Thundercats

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Charades and

Producing, directing, and starring in his own shows...

Corey has grown into a fine young man who still stands out in a crowd. He is 6"6" tall and has a most genuine smile and honest laugh that makes him an enjoyable person to be around. He still amazes me with...

His deep pondering thoughts...

His repertoire of sarcastic one liners that have Leno and Letterman fearful...

His natural ability to carry on a conversation with anyone about anything...is it any surprise he is a fantastic salesman?

God has moved in Corey's life and directed him and his family to a church home where they are all actively involved in several ministries. He and his wife are raising their children to know and love the Lord and to honor and respect Him in every aspect of their lives.

The Lord has been generous with blessings on my son and has given him...

A kind and generous nature...

A genuine concern for others...

A loving and unselfish attitude...

An obedient and sacrificing spirit...





So, Happy Birthday, my dear, sweet Corey!

I love you so very much and you will always treasure you as the the very best Mother's Day gift! I am very proud of you but never as proud as I am at the amazing man/son/husband/father/brother/grandson/friend you have become today. May the Lord richly bless you!



11 thoughts:

Carrie said...

I am still amazed and impressed with your birthing an 11 1/2 pound baby! WOW!!!!!
GREAT slideshow and so much fun to read!!!!!

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing...great pictures! I can't believe how much Noah looks like him. I think I now know what Noah is going to look like as he grows up :-)

PJ said...

You are a WOMAN! I can't believe he was that big. I love the pics. The one with the yoda mask cracked me up. What an amazing son you have raised. We are so proud to call him our friend.

Tammy said...

Wow...11 pound 8 ounce,I'm sure you have the reaction before.

God has blessed you with a wonderful son and extended family. Loved the pictures.

love and hugs~Tammy

Angie said...

Karen---I love that slide show! What a beautiful baby boy and a terrific looking family!

God is good...through it all. He is good!

Andy's Bethy said...

I so enjoyed the pictures of Corey growing up. I can see both Katie and Noah, so that was fun to watch.
Congratulations on raising such a wonderful man of God. We are so glad to have him as part of our "family" - I don't think Andy would have made it without him as a friend.

Anonymous said...

Loved the slide show. You can really see him in Katie and Noah.
We are so blessed to have the honor of calling him our son in law.
Becky

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful photos!!! and a beautiful sharing. I pray he's had an awesome birthday!

Denise said...

Baby on Mothers day! What a gift! Beautiful pictures!

Andrea said...

Karen, what a precious story!!! Your son and his family are lovely and their love for God shines through.

What a wonderful Mother's Day you have each year, being twice blessed.

May God bless you and be with you tomorrow.

With Christ's Love,

Andrea

Sharon Lynne said...

I enjoyed hearing about your son, Corey! May the Lord continue to bless him and his young family, as they bless others...

(My son is Corey, too!)

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