Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birthday Interviews 2016- The Oldest Son.

His birthday is today.  He's 21.


My firstborn son is legal.  It seems weird because I often forget how young he is - he's getting ready to celebrate his second wedding anniversary. He is a great Daddy and husband and he continues to learn and look for ways to grow himself.

Easter Sunday
photo credit: Emily Allen 

He is proof that God gives us good gifts-more than we can ask for. I still get excited every time he walks in the room, and watching him with his daughter(s) brings more joy than I could ever have anticipated.

Just chilling
photo credit:  Emily Allen 

Here's what he had to say....

What is your name?  seriously?  It's Shayne
How old are you? 21
What is your favorite thing to do? Hunt
What do you want to be when you grow up? Hunting Guide
What is your favorite food? Chicken Wings
Who do you like to spend time with? Emily
What do you do really well? carpentry, build things
What makes you laugh? everything
What is the best time of the day? 8:30 p.m. when the kids go to bed 
What are you afraid of? losing Emily
Who is your best friend? my Dad
What do you like to do with your family? go get milkshakes
What do you love to learn about? theology
Where do you like to go? Kings Dominion 
What is your favorite book? The Smuggler
If you had one wish what would it be? To have my dream home already paid for.  I don't mind working and don't care about being rich, but to have a home for my family without stress of paying the mortgage.   

So, just like I missed his "first ever" touchdown because I was out of town, I'm missing his 21st Birthday for the same reason-  I'm still in Texas so we'll be celebrating when I get home.  Shayne, please don't hold it against me.

I love you so much and your Dad and I continue to be proud of the man you have become. I pray that you always seek God and love your wife and girls as well as you do today.  

When I sing/tell you that you're my sunshine, know that it isn't just a silly song to annoy you- but truth. 

Thank you- because of our morning chats and coffee while I get ready for work, I no longer dread stressful morning routines but actually look forward to starting my day.  

Happy 21st Birthday, Shayne! 
You are so loved. 

Happy Tuesday from Texas y'all! 

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