Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Today is Braxton's 21st birthday! I can't believe how time just speeds right by. What a fun kid Braxton has been. He has been a blessing since the day he entered this world. I can't get enough of that awesome smile, or that mischievous twinkle in his eyes.
I love that he does his own thing, his own way. He's good at whatever he does. I love that he can be serious and that he can teach by the "spirit" and that he feels the difference the "spirit" makes in our lives and others.
I love that he loves the Lord and has spend the last two years serving Him and that he has changed in the process. I am grateful that through his service and mission it has helped me to grow.
I am glad that Braxton is my son! I am glad that he is the middle child and can influence the rest of his siblings and be close to all of them. Braxton has been a wonderful example to us all.
Did you know that Braxton's first word was "Jesus"? Cindee was babysitting one night for us and went and got Braxton from his crib and he pointed at the picture on the wall and said "Jesus". Cindee got the chills, looked around and put Braxton down. He just one had ever taught him that, he remembered. He has always remembered his Savior and has chosen to follow him throughout his entire life. What a blessing Braxton has been to our family.
We love you Braxton Bennett Ropelato!!!


amity said...

happy birthday brax!! we look forward to seeing you in a month.

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday! We're excited to talk to you tomorrow and see you soon!