Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Today Ethan is 25! What a wonderful gift he has been. When Ethan was younger, I use to tell him that when I grew up I wanted to be just like him!

He has always forced me to think, when it would have been easier to accept whatever was easiest and the least controversial. Ethan by example, showed me how to be tolerant of others, and to not judge them by the way they looked or dressed. He introduced me to the joy of handing some money to someone who's standing along the road with a sign asking for help.

He has always reminded me to enjoy the simple things. When he was working at a flower nursery, he would call me during lunch just to tell me how blue the sky was. He introduced me to some really good music, like jazz and Motown. Even now, when I am complaining about something, he reminds me that I can walk. Ouch!

Every night I tell him that I love him, and how proud I am of him. Then we go through all the reasons that I am proud of him. He is brave, compassionate, patient, and always grateful for all that people do for him.

Yeah, I still want to be just like him when I grow up.

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!


  1. Happy Birthday, To you!! Happy Birthday, dear Ethan!!! Wishing you all the best.

  2. Happy Birthday Ethan. May the next 25 years of your life be the best you've ever known. I love you brother. Your sister in Christ, Gemma

    Btw, I'm really stoked that I have a brother like you. You are very cool.

  3. A very Happy 25th Birthday to you Ethan!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Ethan, Happy birthday to you!

  5. We are so proud of him too. I tell people the story of how God did what everyone said was impossible in his life and it encourages them to believe God for those big things. Happy Birthday Ethan!!!