16 August, 2008

caleb...

today is your special day, caleb.  18 years ago i gave birth to you at home and welcomed you into this world. my only boy. the biggest of my babies at 11.5lbs and 24 inches long, you couldn't even wear the newborn clothes i had laid out for you. and how your two sisters adored you. i wore you constantly in the sling and i don't think your feet touched the ground until you were 2 years old. what a joy you have been every single day. your gentle spirit and sweet soul bring such joy to my life. how proud i am of the young man you have become. i love you so very much!







yours on this very special birth day,

shelley

14 comments:

TheSingingBird said...

Happy Birthday to your baby boy :)
Shelley, you have such beautiful children and their contentment just shines through your photographs.

Yarrow said...

Happy birthday. Caleb. I totally agree with thesingingbird about the beauty and contentment of your childre, Shelley. Blessings.

shelleycaskey said...

birdie and yarrow - thank you both so much for your sweet words. it is such an honor to be mama to these amazing children. :) ~ shelley

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! That cake looks delicious!

Lumpkin said...

i love reading your birthday messages to your chilren. so loving

Jenn said...

Aww. SHelley..all of your children are so beautiful! Your love shines through brightly...

Maymomvt said...

What a great photo and happy birth day to you Shelley!

knittydirtygirl said...

Oh I am tearing up! Between you and my friend Vicki's post. sillyboodilly... anyway. Happy Birthday to your Caleb!

RunninL8 said...

*FAINT!*
11.5 pounds!!!! Holy bajesus!!!! And I though my 10 pounder was huge!!!

HAPPY B-DAY Caleb!!!!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Happy Birthday to your son. I love that you still use your birthday ring for him. How beautiful.

John Michael Tara Shay and Echo Delilah said...

As well do I admire your birthday posts.
I just cannot wait to have all my children born, and celebrating their birthdays... It almost seems unreal.

Mariengold said...

Hello Shelley,

Hope you had a lovely birthday with your Caleb. Did you enjoy your holidays?

Baby Ann is ready to travel to you. Marc sent you the paypal invoice on Tuesday. Please pay the money and I will send the doll to you. Everything is ready. I am just waiting for the money.

Have a nice tuesday. Greetings from Berlin, Maria

amanda said...

beautiful! Makes me look forward to watching my own little boy grow up.

Lizz said...

Happy Birth day Caleb!

What a handsome lad.

You have me beat with 11, 5 Shelley. Well done Mama!