Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Salem is "14".....

I can't believe's almost depressing:)
Seriously, I am slipping into something, or maybe it's because it seems I've been couped up in this house for days......feels more like months:)
I need sunshine, so does my legs:)

Anyway, today is Salem's 14Th birthday. Seems like only yesterday, Sissy Alison was going "Mach-3" up Charles Creek hill, and I was just laid back for the ride:)
I think Alison and my Mom were more nervous than I was. I was "tripping" out from the whole "water break" thing!!!

But, after an emergency c-section, my beautiful baby boy was finally here.
He has been such a blessing to my life, as well as everyone who knows him.
I do like to brag, but who wouldn't with a kid like Salem:)
He's smart(beyond my realm), talented, and is a great cook too!(Wonder where he gets that?) He still has a 4.0 GPA, and has a weighted down schedule, just with clubs and community service events:) Student Council, YouthAct/InterAct, BETA, TSA, ArtClub, M.T.S.U. METS, just to name a few, plus Heritage Alliance & Relay for Life, now he's helping out with his Aunt Darlene's campaign! Last month, Salem proposed to his fellow Student Council members, that since April is Autism Awareness Month, they should do a fundraiser at WCMS to raise funds for Vanderbilt's Research Center at TRIAD. I spoke with Randi over the weekend, and she is so excited about it, and asked me to help out with the project. Yesterday, Salem said they were going to sell "puzzle" pieces and connect them to make one Big puzzle piece to present to Vandy:) Salem, You AMAZE me!!!
He rarely ever complains, especially when he is helping me with his brother Carter J. I think sometimes, he knows Carter's routine better than I do:)
He helps keep me grounded through all my "chaos", and loves to laugh at my "craziness"!!!

He's my biggest fan, and I am his:) Not only is he my son, but he's my best-friend too:)
I hope he has a great day at school today, even though it's going to be a long one. He had to be there at 7a.m. for a TSA meeting, then has YouthAct from we will party late this afternoon:) Happy Birthday Salem, I love you so!!!


Brandie said...

That's so sweet! You do have a wonderful boy. Happy Birthday!

~Kim~ said...

You have every right to brag about your Salem! He is an amazing person...I can't wait to see where he is at in ten years....

Happy Birthday, Salem!!!