Double digits today and it’s bittersweet.

Dear Ben,

My sweet valentine.
Happy tenth birthday!
What a year it has been for you.
You have accepted this adventure like a true champ.
I am amazed at how you have adapted and flexed to both of our new towns.
I love watching you grow into a great boy who loves and cares for others.

My prayer for you in this coming year is that you will continue to grow more in love with Jesus and care deeply for your family.

Put on your Full Armor of God Ben, so that you may withstand the ways of the world as you grow into an amazing big boy!

Love you bunches,


Standing on the tundra in Kotzebue with gramma.
September 2009



Filed under Alaska, Ben, Dillingham

10 responses to “Ten

  1. Gramma gets to be the first to say Happy Birthday in bloggy land. I love you darling, and hope year 10 is the BEST.I will call today.

  2. Dear Ben, Happy Birthday to Kotzebue's BEST LIP SYNCer EVER IN THE HISTORY of the Lip Sync contest!!! EVER.Anivililuk Tuutin. And Happy Valentine's Day too!

  3. Famous Ben is now TEN! Love you kiddo, Aunt Kris

  4. Happy tenth birthday Ben! Hope you have fun! Wish we were closer to you so we could do cake! Love you bunches Seachelle!

  5. Happy 10th Birthday, Ben! Have a great day celebrating!Trish, I can't believe our boys are growing up so fast! I'll have my 10 year old in just a couple months! You and Dave are doing a great job raising such fine young men. Hope you all have a wonderful day! 🙂

  6. Oh, what a handsome young man!

  7. Happy Birthday to Ben!! What a special guy. We miss him!!!

  8. Happy Birthday to Ben! I think 10 was one of my favorite ages with my son! I hope his year will be blessed.

  9. Ten is a good age to be! What a handsome young man Ben is becoming!

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