"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today in History...

I became a mother for the second time 18 years ago! We were stationed in Germany and had just moved to quarters on the economy(off base) when I went into labor with my dear, sweet, handsome Second! We really hadn't even had time to really get to know anyone to babysit the oldest when we went to the hospital, so we took First with us! I love our troops and their families, as a woman who was at the hospital awaiting the birth of a grandbaby, stayed in the waiting room(it was after 10 pm) with First while Bill and I went to have the cutie!

Second was the only child I had that was "term!" Here he is giggling up a storm with big brother!

Second and First again! Christmas 2002

Second has always loved military, law enforcement etc. So the above photo shows Second wearing an army "helmet"

Second and First in Germany

Second in the green coat, Christmas in the mountains of Nevada

Second in the tub with big brother...always have to have one like this!

Second meeting his new baby sister for the first time. She was ten weeks early.

Second playing ...he loved the Coupe car, but if you look at the photo, he has taken Bill's PT mat and placed it under the slide, he then would "ride" the Little Tykes horse down the slide!! Second has always been so ingenious!

We collected leaves for cousin Tony(high school class) and here is Second in the mountains...with Sasha.

Second in the van while we were traveling on vacation to Mexico, southern California and Arizona.

Here is Second when we went to Hogle Zoo in Utah.

Here are the kids with Abuelito. Second is on the back right, and he is named after this "grandfather!" We were going to name him John Parker until I saw him, and realized how much he looked like Bill...(awesomely handsome:)!!!

Here is Second on the right side with Fourth, a cousin and Abuelita...

Second in his law enforcement gear. A friend retired and gave us his shirts so I could cut them down to fit our Junior Deputy!

Second as an undercover officer!!

Second and Bill in our quarters in Germany. I had a welcome to the ____ on the front door...that is why the star is there!

Second snacking in school...(homeschool that is!)

Second helping friends out in their yard.

I love being a mom to such a wonderful man! Second is so compassionate and caring. I have never seen anyone so amazing with animals, and to be honest I did not believe that anyone could train a cat, but he has several times! Second is stepping off to the next part of his journey as he is starting training for EMS. He is a volunteer fireman and will continue that as he adds more skills and training under his belt.
We love you Second and are so happy that you are part of our lives! Happy Happy Happy Birthday Cutie!
Love Dad, Mom, First, Third, and Fourth


Felinae said...

A big Happy 18th Birthday to Second, from Sunny CA.

Thanks for sharing the pics, HW, they are great. :)


Humble wife said...

Thanks Fel!! Hugs from NM TO CA!!