Monday, March 17, 2008

Love My Buddy!

As a dad, today is one of my favorite days of the year. It's March son, Chaz's birthday!! He turns 8 years old today, and he is one of my absolute favorite people to be around!!

Chazman is an absolute bundle of joy. He has more energy than any kid I have ever met. He is also one of the most positive kids to hang out with. Things are always "peachy" in Chaz's world, and he rarely encounters a dark cloud.

As a parent, there are many things I have learned from Chaz. He has had such a dramatic influence in my life. It's tough to get discouraged or look at the glass half empty when Chaz is around. He is care-free, which is exactly how it's supposed to be. In the Bible, we are commanded not to worry. Chaz has no problem heeding Jesus' words when it comes to not worrying.

Chaz loves to laugh. He loves to wrestle. He loves games. He loves sports - particularly baseball, basketball, and Georgia Bulldogs football! He loves candy, pizza, and ice cream (big surprise there, huh?).

But, my guess is that above all those things, Chaz loves people. He enjoys the company of others, and he is likely the most inquisitive little guy you'll ever encounter.

Chaz gets things that I have been unable to grasp in my 33-plus years on this earth. I am so thankful to God for him (and my other little buddy, Chandler).

I wish I could hit the pause button on his life, and get to enjoy more of these special times as he enjoys just "being a kid." But, I can't. So, I have to treasure them now.

And, that's exactly what I am doing!

Happy Birthday, Chaz-man!!

I love you!


anne said...

Love your Chaz blog and I'm so happy to share my birthday with him. Give him a hug from the Linches and tell him "Happy Birthday!!!"


Robert said...

Happy Birthday, Chaz!

From Robert, Melanie, Zachary & Emily Ingle.