How can it possibly be that our Colt is 21 years old today? In so many ways, it feels like just yesterday that we were anticipating his arrival and so excited to be parents! So today, in honor of Colt's 21st birthday, I invite you to take a trip down memory lane with me......
As I've said before, he arrived full of personality! He was 5 1/2 months old when he joined our family and had been nicknamed "Smiley" on the plane from Korea! Here's a photo of him at 5 1/2 months just a few days after he came home to us.
Colt has always been on the go! Here he is at 9 months. He and my nephew were "partners in crime" (Trey is 3 months older) and I'm pretty sure in this picture that Colt and Trey were making their way all over Grandmama's house! He was a busy bee! (Or should I say cowboy...he wore many hats).
The poor kid grew up with a camera in his face....no wonder he hated it when he got a little older! He didn't seem to mind too much back then....he just hammed it up for me!
Oh how I remember these days.....he must be have been around 13 months old here, right after he started walking and then there was definitely no slowing him down! He kept me on my toes!
It's definitely that smile, not the roaring fire, that lit up the room!
Little man at church.....People were always telling us things that he told them at church, especially those in the nursery (he said whatever he thought).....I never knew what to expect.....we always said he was "too smart for his own good"! I think his mission was sometimes "outsmart the ole parents". He would notice everything too...what everybody wore and comment on it!
Here he is....almost 4 I believe. He loved playing with the goats next door in Pop's pasture (and riding them)!
He's going to love me for sharing this one, but I couldn't resist that snaggle-toothed grin! I love it! (Hey Colt, at least I didn't post the one of you playing guitar in your birthday suit)! :)
When it came time for Senior Pics, I guess Colt was so used to ole mom taking his pictures that he preferred that I do them instead of someone else, so I did. We shot tons of pictures. Here's a couple (we both love black and white):
Being a mother means so much to me, one that I consider the highest calling, and I love being Colt's mom! I'm so very proud of him! He is a responsible young man, going to school full time and working full time as well. He uses his talents for God's glory, playing the drums, guitar, and singing! I've never regretted one day of homeschooling all the way from kindergarten to high school and having everyday home with him!
To Colt....I just wanted to tell you that dad and I love being your parents. We love you so very much totally and unconditionally! I know you're 21, but just to warn you, you'll always be my baby and the hugs and kisses won't ever stop, so you better just get used to them! :)
Happy 21st Birthday, Son!
Mom and Dad (& Joy)