Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Boy is 26!

He is just a little older than I was when he joined our family!
Brendon John was born #4 in the line of Holmes Children. He was a bit of a sober soul compared to my first 3. In being so, he was a bit more attached to mom the first years of his life. He was quieter than most.

Brendon amazed us all with his intellect, and his observation. Because in the quiet of his demeanor, he was always quietly observing, learning, storing up.

Brendon learned how to connect to the spirit and to his conscience very young as well. He has been an academic, (Go Cougars!) a sports enthusiast, volleyball on the top of his list. He knows how to set goals and how to acheive. Brendon is currently in his 2nd year in Medical School, in Kirksville, MO. He is doing the thing that he has talked about since he was 6 years old. He's gonna be a Doctor.

When Brendon was dating, he had high ideals and goals in his dating. He dated the modest girls, sweet girls. His college years concerned me a bit, as I waited for him to find that special and amazing girl that deserved his dedication to the Lord, and to his family and to his vision for his future. Well, we were so excited when we met Stephanie. As their relationship evolved, we saw in her an amazing young woman who was all he was and could see their Eternity begin with that sweet sense of peace. Brendon couldn't do what he is without her by his side.
We love her dearly. We are so blessed that our children have chosen the Perfect mates!

Now a new chapter begins as they prepare for the arrival of their baby boy in March. From my baby, to obedient boy, to surfer dude, college student, missionary, husband, college grad, med student, and now Daddy. We wish you a most Happy Birthday, and a wonderful year ahead! Love you son!


Marie said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely son! How proud you must be of him. You do have a lovely family. Thanks so much for sharing them with us! xxoo

Grammy Staffy said...

What a wonderful tribute to your amazing son. No wonder you are so proud of him. I wish him the best of luck with all the things he is doing. You did a great job raising him as you did with all of your outstanding children. I guess the acorns don't fall far from the tree.

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Thank you for raising him to be so stalwart, full of integrity, & with the confidence to accomplish his goals & dreams. In short, he is the best! No cliche -- that is a fact.

Just booked our flight for Christmas and we're both SO excited!!!

Heidi said...

Yes... Happy happy birthday to my younger brother! Love him!

Sara Jane said...

and what an amazing young man he is. This post makes me want to squeeze his cheeks. How blessed you are! To think you started with 2 daughters and now you have 5... 5 beautiful, lovely, sweet, virtuous daughters. i hope i am so lucky.

Pitt-Meisingers said...

although he always grimmaced at everyone else... I am proud to say he was always "my buddy!"