The Face of Nine

My sweet valentine is 9 today!

Dear Ben,

Nine? You are growing up to quickly. I cannot believe that nine years have passed since you made your appearance into this world two weeks early. You were not due until February 29, which means that had you been born on your due date you would only be TWO!

Nine is big. It means that you are almost into double digits! It means that you aren’t really a little boy anymore, but not really a big boy either. It means that some days you will still hug and kiss your mom and some days you’ll have none of that.

I have really enjoyed watching you grow this year. You are trying new things and are making great choices. You are a fantastic student and do a great job in school.
You are a good friend to everyone, but have also done a fantastic job in choosing your closest friends. I love the boys you hang out with!

You are funny and witty and always quick to smile.


You are compassionate and forgiving.

You love Jesus with all your heart and this year you were the one who prayed with Cooper to ask Jesus into his heart. That is something I will never forget!

You are a fabulous big brother, even though your brother gets on your nerves and into your stuff sometimes. When I make you two hold hands and look into each others eyes and say “I love you and you are my best friend” after a fight, you say it so easily.

Ben, this year I pray that you will continue to grow into the wonderful boy that God has planned for you.

I also pray that you will not grow to big to sit on my lap sometimes!

Happy Birthday Buddy! You have brought us so much joy these last nine years.

We love you bunches!

Mom, Dad & Coop

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16 responses to “The Face of Nine

  1. Kris

    Happy Birthday Bendy! I Love You!

  2. Gramma 2 Many

    Happy birthday BEN and always remember. Gramma loves you the MOST. See you in March.

  3. Dee

    Happy Birthday Ben, you movie star you!

  4. JourneytoFamily

    Happy Birthday to your son! He sounds so much like my son. Wish we were local so they could be friends. I still can’t believe mine is 9 too.

  5. meleea

    what a great post about your awesome boy! sounds like you have many memories to treasure in your heart!happy happy birthday ben – and remember – you are NEVER too big to love on your mother!

  6. annaliese

    great post :)and he looks just like you in goggles.

  7. Homestay Mama

    Happy 9th Birthday, Ben. Those are cool pics of you! Luv your smile.

  8. Meagan

    Happy Birthday, Ben! Love from Meagan and the Fam 🙂

  9. Lee Ann

    What a great kid!Happy Birthday Ben!

  10. Hot Tub Lizzy

    Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful post and what a wonderful young man you have there!!!Happy Birthday Ben!!!

  11. mer@lifeat7000feet

    Happy Birthday to Ben. How did he like that Lego keychain???

  12. Meredith

    A little late, but Happy Birthday Ben!!!

  13. Darcy @ lwm3b

    Happy birthday! Mine is not too far from 9, and I just blogged about how much he changed this year. Other than the first 2 years, he changed the most this year than since he was 3.

  14. 3 Bay B Chicks

    Today is a very big day in the Where’s Wenda? Contest. I am visiting all of the SITS followers. Can I do it? There are around 1000 followers. Oh my! Better grab my cup of coffee and get on my way. Be sure to visit Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha and Three Bay B Chicks as part of your contest entry. -Wenda

  15. Meredith

    Just gave you a little something on my blog. Come and get it!

  16. Dawn

    Happy Belated Birthday! Trish I have tagged you at my blog for the name meme!

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