Happy Birthday to the *Baby*

Dear Cade...Bebo....Brother....Boy Precious....Unky Cade,You turn 18 years old today. Where oh where did the time go?!?!? For reals! Just yesterday you were crying as your big sister dragged you into pre-kindergarten. And now? Now you are happily driving yourself to college classes.

Remember when you were little bitty and would walk around with that red bucket on your head? How you would bump into everything but STILL leave it on your head and try to walk around?

Yeah, I am glad you grew out of that.

You are my big bear of a man with the tender heart. Everyone thinks that you ought to be a teacher because they see how the little ones just love and adore you. I know your heart is looking towards wearing a badge. No matter what you chose to do with your life, I know you will be wonder
ful at it and help others.
I used to feel like you were cheated because you had two over bearing women in your life that had a hand in raising you and no male in the household. ~grins~ But,looking back, I can see where God placed such good men in your life that taught you what a man is and is supposed to be. It began with your grandfather *Dad* who loves you fiercely. It has continued with coaches, an uncle, friends, a brother in law, my co-worker's husbands, teachers, your bosses and co-workers. They have all had a hand in helping you to develop into the man that you are today. For that I will always be grateful.
I love so much about you....
...how you make me laugh.
...how you are not afraid to learn to ride the motorcycle.
...how you still come and eat lunch with me.
...how you love your nephews.
...how you think I cannot unload the dishwasher.
...how you talk for the animals.
...how your friends are so important to you.
...how you love your life.

I love you Cade. I so miss the little boy but I adore the man.


Happy Birthday!



Comments

  1. Anonymous5:54 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CADE! I'm crying now Mindy. Guess that makes YOUR day! LOL p

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  2. happy birthday to your guy! i hope his day is extra special!

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  3. yES, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CADE, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SEE HIM GROW INTO THE YOUNG MAN THAT HE IS TODAY!

    YET, I LOVE TO REMEMBER THE 3 YR OLD FRECKLED FACE CUTIE, IN HIS OVERALLS VISITING AT THE OFFICE!

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  4. Ya done good Ma!

    Happy bday to Cade - I'm with you ... they'll always be our babies - no matter how old they are!

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  5. What a handsome young man with such a very nice smile! So grown up looking - I guess he can vote now so he IS grown up!!!
    Happy 18th B-day to Cade!!!

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  6. Happy Birthday, you red-headed teddy bear! You have a cousin here in Florida, did you know that? The two of you would be great friends! You're a great guy...stay good and true!

    Love,
    Aunt Patti

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  7. you write so beautifully, my dear friend! I'm so glad we met!!
    Yes, indeed, Happy Birthday Cade!!

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  8. This is soooo sweet!

    Happy birthday to him!

    XO!

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  10. If he was a-raised by two women, he is a fine man, that one! My son is in the same predicament and I swear, it makes for a better man!

    Thanks for your love, today!
    Hug you, Cheryl

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