Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Reason To Smile



May 29, 2005 is Tobe's birthday.  He is turning 3 and I couldn't let this special day go unnoticed.  He is such a special little boy and he brings so much joy to my life.  
Tobe was supposed to be born on May 28 but took 27 hours to make his way into this world so he was born Sunday, May 29th at 11:22 am.  That was the first of many things he accomplished "on his own time".  From smiling to walking to talking, everything he has done has come when he is good and ready.  The doctors told us he could be blind, deaf, have Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, you name it...we heard it.  He has been in therapy since he was 6 months old but has never been diagnosed with anything.  He's just a happy, laid back little boy.  And of that I couldn't be more grateful.  
He slept through the night from day one. When he was given a blessing as an infant he was blessed to be a peacemaker in our home and he truly is.  He has to be with 2 crazy sisters sandwiching him in.  
He is always happy and always concerned for those around him.  Last summer (when he was only 2) I was talking to a neighbor of mine, Misti,  who had stopped by to chat.  I was sitting on a chair feeding Aly.  Jane and Tobe were riding their bikes.  Tobe noticed that Misti didn't have a chair.  He got off his bike, ran into the garage to find our camping chairs and brought it out for Misti.  Then he returned to riding his bike with Jane.
Tobe always gives me a reason to smile.  Even if he is getting into trouble he has this charm about him that no body else has.  He is definitely one of a kind.
Happy Birthday Tobe!!
I Love You

13 comments:

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday Tobe! He is such a sweet boy! I can't believe he is 3 already. I can still remember coming to see him for the first time in the hospital and it doesn't seem like that long ago. I hope he has a great birthday!

The Gatherum Family said...

He is so adorable. I hope he has a great birthday-I hope you have a fun day as well remebering when he came into your life :)

Kami said...

Happy Birthday Tobe! What a sweet heart. Wow, he slept thru the night from day one - uh-mazing!

I hope he has a fun day!

P.S. I love the title of this post, so cute.

Kelli said...

What a gentleman!!! Happy Birthday, Tobe! (He and Noah would have a blast together. I hate being so far away!)

estanworth said...

He is such a beautiful blessing. Sometimes I wish welived closer then we could see that smiling face more. It makes the visits all that much better though. Happy Birthday TOBE!!

Shauna said...

Your Tobe and my little C share a birthday. C is one today. Happy Birthday Tobe!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Tobe! He is such a sweet kid. He is definitely a reason to smile. How did the MRI on your mom go?

Staci said...

He is darling Amanda, you can tell from the pictures that he is a sweetheart!

Becky, yep said...

He is so sweet! You love for him shows and he loves you for it! We all hope he has a great day! Happy Birthday!

Debbie said...

I can't think of Tobe without thinking of the day Jane wanted to marry him when she was a princess. SO FUNNY.

Thank you for the bracelet. I love it.

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday Tobe! Amanda, he is such a sweet heart. Tobe is a blessing for all of us. I hope this is a wonderful day for him.

Brooke said...

Your little boy looks like a sweetheart. I have a little boy about the same age and it's so much fun. I was chatting with my grandma today and she gave me the address of your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I think about your family every day and I'm so sorry for all you are going through. If you ever want to talk with me I am there. I fasted for your mom last week and she and your family are in my prayers.
Love, Brooke Barnes (Chuck and Diane's grandaughter)

Liz said...

He is so sweet! I love all those pictures of him.