Sunday, April 02, 2006
Happy Birthday, Joe!!
Joseph is sweet 16, today. He's a great guy. He was born almost 7 weeks early and started off as a tiny little thing. Now, he is bigger than his father and it seems hard to believe how fast 16 years can pass you by! You all would like him- everyone likes Joe. He isn't loud or obnoxious, but he hasn't a shy bone in his body- a rare thing I've decided in a guy his age. He quietly goes about meeting people and doing his work. Smiling. If he sees someone he doesn't know, "Yo! My name's Joe. Come on over and join the rest of us." Easy as that. He has a great sense of humor and loves little kids- gets a kick out of them. He can get the baby to do what he should with just a frown, but Abe still wants to be held by Joe when it's movie night. My favorite thing about Joe is his ability to always keep things in perspective. He's very cool. No teenage tirades about the injustices of life. Being the oldest of 8 children, I guess he just figures that life ain't always fair. And that seems to be ok with him. Life is usually fun. His mama is real proud.