I was always crazy about boys when I was growing up. Of course, I had two, younger, stinky brothers, Steve and Jason, and no sisters growing up, so that might have something to do with it. But I doubt it.
My best friend when I was little, whom I hung out with, rode bicycles with, and fought like cats and dogs with was a boy. Chris. We've been friends now for "forty-something" years and he still tells people, "She is my oldest and best long-time friend." It's pretty special to have a friend that long, who thinks that way of you. Such a blessing
|Me, with MY "boy"|
I had two little girls who were precious as they could be.
|Rachel & Katie getting to visit their new brother, Logan|
And then... we had a BOY. I had no earthly idea how sweet, cuddly, and just down right lovable this little boy could be. But he was! He's now twenty-two and married, but he is still my baby BOY. And he's still sweet, cuddly, and just down right lovable! Don't let him kid you.
|Logan giving his Superhero pose|
Our girls grew up and married BOYS, so we also have Sons-in-law now, too. Which is okay by me.
|Our oldest girl, Rachel, with her boys, Jake and Abraham|
|Our middle daughter, Katie with her "boy" Brett|
|Logan with his "girl" Rhiannon|
But even though the boys in my life have been fun, playful, irritating, mean at times, tried my patience, and got me into all kinds of trouble, none of them have compared to the boys who have come into my life in the last seven years. I'm talking about my GRAND-BOYS!
I'm sure grand-girls are precious and those of you who have girls will tell me so. But for now, until I get a grand-girl, I'm gonna brag on my grand-boys!
First, there is Radley. He just turned seven, which means he is going to start second grade in a couple of weeks. Yikes! I do not know where the time went with him. Then again, I don't know where the time went with his mommy, either! Because I distinctly remember dressing her all up and taking her to her first day of second grade! *sigh*
|Radley, my little sweetheart|
Radley is my little sweetheart. He loves to stay all night with Nonney and Paw Paw, ride the tractor, which he clearly states he can now drive! He also loves to ride on Paw Paw's motorcycle and go around curves.
|Can you tell Radley loves the motorcycle?|
He looks so cute with his little helmet and goggles on! I think someday he will be riding his own motorcycle. Maybe. If we can ever get him to ride on his own two wheels! Hmm... maybe a trike would be in order. Radley belongs to our Number Two daughter, Katie, and her husband Brett.
|Abraham sitting on Nonney's bike. He's not too sure.|
|Abe, stealing Nonney's chair.|
Boys. I love 'em! Whether they're big or small, I realized that I am extremely blessed with an abundance of boys. It's not an accident by any means.
I know in my heart that this is all orchestrated by God. It is His design that I am surrounded by boys. Boys who will all grow up to be men. Men who will serve God. Men who will lead their families to serve God. It's all about HIM anyway.
Boys. A great idea, I think.
|My "boy" and me...and ALL our boys and girls (even the dogs)!|