Today is my son, DJ's birthday! He is 16! I am so excited for him, but kinda sad. I have had flashbacks all week of all these cute little memories of him at different stages. He is such a great kid and we are so proud of him.
The first, and most memorable was how big he was at birth. He weighed 11 pounds and was 23 inches long! It was quite a recovery, but he is worth it. He started hitting and pots and pans when he was about 18 months old...and now is a great drummer for our LifePoint youth band and Edwardsville High School. He used to sing commercials all the time about the age of 3-4. His favorites were Skittles, "taste the rainbow". He would run like crazy around the living room singing, "are you ready for some football...Monday night party"! If we didn't catch him doing something wrong, he would come and tell Bob and I, "I've done wrong". Bob would ask him what he thought we should do, and he would pick a punishment.
One of my favorites was once when we were visiting my parents. We were all hanging out, watching tv, and he said, "Mom, you're my best friend". He was probably 5 years old. He may not say that ever again, but once is all I needed. Happy Birthday, Duncan Jace...You will always be my 'best boy'!