Monday, May 11, 2009

Soft Spoken

It isn't uncommon to ask Dylan to repeat himself not once or twice, but several times. But don't let his soft spoken demeanor fool you...he's got a lot going on. Here's his birthday post as he turns fifteen today (driving looms - will we survive?)

When he comes out of his shell, which he does more and more these days, he's as funny a person I've met. He's got these voices and sayings that make the room erupt in laughter. I've seen him do things that were so funny that his mom and I have almost puked from laughing. It's funny, because he doesn't always get silly, but when he does, watch out because you are going to laugh and laugh hard.

Dylan has to face things with humor - before Justin moved back, during the day he would basically be outnumbered by three females . Thank God for his presence. I can always count on SportsCenter or a ballgame being on TV when he is around. He's a welcome contrast to all of the HGTV and iCarley that goes on around here. Especially during baseball season. Dylan is singlehandedly responsible for rekindling my love for PLAYING the game. When he got involved with Little League, I started getting the competitive urge again. I played several seasons with the MSBL in North Texas before blowing out a shoulder. I'd love to do that again - maybe we can play together when he turns 18.

Dylan is also very artistic. He's just good with his hands - whether he is making something or drawing a picture. He's definitely got some skills there. He's designed his own house and he's got some amazing drawings. He's got a great future ahead of him if he stays focused. The picture with this post is his most recent creation - an amazing pencil self-portrait. Did I mention he can play drums rather awesomely? Yeah, he can do that, too.

Come to think of it, there isn't anything he can't do when he chooses to. That's why we love him so much, and why we thank God he is in our lives. He's awesome, period.

Happy Birthday, Dylan. We're enjoying watching you become a man.


1 comment:

Robin said...

That's awesome (and almsot eerily indicative of my recent post!) I love that you guys support his creative side (and why wouldn't you? Amazing artistry from that guy) But the most amazing you can sit back and say you enjoy watching him evolve into a man...that's what it's all about...well done!