Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Miller in the Middle

Our middle son Miller turned 12 over the weekend.  (isn't he a cutie!!)    We threw a little Surprise Party for him with a Survivor Man type theme.  He's totally into all the "survival skills"!  He's always drawing up plans for a cabin in the woods where he can live a Jeremiah Johnson existence, "off the grid", living off the land.

                               I can totally picture it!
  Funny thing about having three children of the same sex...they're nothing alike!  Aside from the fact that they are all of the male species, they are all three quite unique.  Miller is not only different from his brothers, he's different than a lot of 12-year-olds.  I Love that about him.  He's blazing his own trail, the Lone Ranger of middle schoolers! I pray that he will keep that spirit of independence and adventure throughout his life.  It's something I wish I would have had at his age.  Who am I kidding...I wish I had it now!

I find it ironic that I turned 40 this year and I want to be more like my 12-year-old!  I want to worry less about people's opinions of me.  I want to be more adventerous.  I want to be different.  I want to dream big!
I'm a firm believer that God teaches us some of His greatest lessons  through our children.  Thank you God for Miller and all that I am learning through him everyday.

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from Him"
Psalm127:3

6 comments:

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Miller! What a great tribute to your independent leader.

Melinda said...

happy birthday to you young man. He's got a great start to a strong independent life!
stopping by from SITS

Playing Sublimely said...

Ummmm...is that gigantic picture your son??? If so, how in the world did you do that??? Love it. Also, your words...so sweet and encouraging! Thank you!

Mom said...

Funny world, you write about the things you would like to change about yourself and when I think about that for myself I want to be more like you. It was a fun birthday party and I can not believe he is 12 years old. He is so fun. I love him to pieces. Mom

Ann-Marie B. said...

Amy,

That "gigantic picture" is indeed Miller! I found the coolest website this week:

photofunia.com

Blessings!

paige said...

he sounds like a great kid!!
miller was my first married name. after gregg passed away, i had my oldest daughter's middle name changed to miller. love that name

you have a great blog
so glad you came by!

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