"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

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Third Son

Well it has happened.

Today I have a new title.

I am now the mother of three adult sons(and of course one lovely daughter).

My third son, who in blog land is known as Third, turns 18 today!! Yay.

We had him 18 years ago in a little village in Germany.

His name means blessing.

He is 9 months and 10 days younger than his Second brother.

He is four years younger than the oldest brother.

He is two years older than his baby sister.

He is an incredible young man.

He has a job that he works 60 hours a week and after his first paycheck bought himself his first car...last Monday. Actually he bought himself a Toyota Truck, and he paid cash!

I confess I love this man, and he makes me ever so proud to be his mom. I look forward to seeing what he does as he continues on in his life as the world is at his fingertips.

Happy Birthday Third Blessing

Love
Dad, Mom, First, Second and Fourth

Yes we all woke him up early this morning with a birthday serenade. It would have sounded better if any one of the farm family could carry a tune...but it was still well consistent! At lunch we are taking him a cake at work and lunch. Tonight his dad is taking us all out to dinner.

Photos to follow!

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Happy birthday to your dear son! What a joy our children are! I am always so glad to see God's blessing on our young people.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Birthday to your son and congratulations to you and Bill for raising such a fine family!

Humble wife said...

Thank you so much Jackie and Mrs. Rabe.