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A Face to Melt For…

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This morning I started my day by walking the trail for almost 3 hours, taking my time and enjoying being outside in the nice weather.

I sat at home most of the rest of the day, occupying my time with things like organizing photos and reminiscing. It was very nice. Here are a few photos of Caden from December 10th, 2005. We were on our way to San Diego to visit my mother.

I sure love this kid! He’s an amazing child.

I added several photos of him to my “Caden – Random Favorites” set on Flickr. Click here to see them. If you click each photo it tells a little about it.

Yep, I’m a proud proud daddy!

I had to add this one, of Caden as Ring Bearer….

After reading this blog entry Kelly Koolhoven from Bella Rose Photography emailed me this photo of Caden, which until a few minutes ago I had never seen. Beautiful!!!

14 thoughts on “A Face to Melt For…

  1. Too cute. Yeah, its good to be a proud daddy.

  2. Too cute. Yeah, its good to be a proud daddy.

  3. Adorable! I got to visit with Caden (and his mommy) today; and yes, he’s a great kid! He enjoyed getting very muddy in our backyard this evening! lol

  4. Adorable! I got to visit with Caden (and his mommy) today; and yes, he’s a great kid! He enjoyed getting very muddy in our backyard this evening! lol

  5. Hey Donny, I just wanted to say that I check in on your blog every few days and it’s been SUCH a great source of encouragement to me. I’ve been a little discouraged about some things lately, but reading about what is happening in your life is a source of GREAT joy, sometimes I literally leap for joy! Or cry!
    Me and Barb are probably coming to Bethel Church Friday.
    Caden is a precious little guy. I hope you will be able to see Troy’s son, Emerson. Pretty cute too!!!!

  6. Hey Donny, I just wanted to say that I check in on your blog every few days and it’s been SUCH a great source of encouragement to me. I’ve been a little discouraged about some things lately, but reading about what is happening in your life is a source of GREAT joy, sometimes I literally leap for joy! Or cry!
    Me and Barb are probably coming to Bethel Church Friday.
    Caden is a precious little guy. I hope you will be able to see Troy’s son, Emerson. Pretty cute too!!!!

  7. hey man! glad to see him sportin’ the niners!

  8. hey man! glad to see him sportin’ the niners!

  9. children are such a blessing. caden is a real cutie!

  10. children are such a blessing. caden is a real cutie!

  11. Hi Donny,
    Just checking in. Caden looks like you… but somehow he’s waaaaaay cuter.
    Bill

  12. Hi Donny,
    Just checking in. Caden looks like you… but somehow he’s waaaaaay cuter.
    Bill

  13. Dear Donny,
    Great pic. Handsome boy. The innocence in his eyes is clear. May God protect him and lead him. Thank God that his father is pursuing God now and that pursuit will be inprinted on his heart when he is ready to pursue Him as well.

    God is good. You lead the way.

    Your pics and you with your son reminds me of a song I hope will encourage you as much as it has me, as well as challenge me in my walk before God and my son. Not to mention my wife as well.

    Artist: Phillips Craig And Dean
    Song: I Want To Be Just Like You
    Album: Lifeline
    [” Lifeline ” CD]

    He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug
    He calls me Dad and I call him Bub
    With his faded old pillow and a bear named Pooh
    He snuggles up close and says, “I want to be like you”
    I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight
    Trippin’ over the toys as I turn out the light
    And I whisper a prayer that someday he’ll see
    He’s got a father in God ’cause he’s seen Jesus in me

    Lord, I want to be just like You
    ‘Cause he wants to be just like me
    I want to be a holy example
    For his innocent eyes to see
    Help me be a living Bible, Lord
    That my little boy can read
    I want to be just like You
    ‘Cause he wants to be like me

    Got to admit I’ve got so far to go
    Make so many mistakes and I’m sure that You know
    Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try
    With all the pressures in life I just can’t get it all right
    But I’m trying so hard to learn from the best
    Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness
    ‘Cause I know that he’ll learn from the things that he sees
    And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me
    Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall
    But it’s only ’cause I’m learning from the best Father of them all

    Lyrics > P > Phillips Craig And Dean Lyrics > I Want To Be Just Like You Song Lyrics

    Sincerely,
    Danny

  14. Dear Donny,
    Great pic. Handsome boy. The innocence in his eyes is clear. May God protect him and lead him. Thank God that his father is pursuing God now and that pursuit will be inprinted on his heart when he is ready to pursue Him as well.

    God is good. You lead the way.

    Your pics and you with your son reminds me of a song I hope will encourage you as much as it has me, as well as challenge me in my walk before God and my son. Not to mention my wife as well.

    Artist: Phillips Craig And Dean
    Song: I Want To Be Just Like You
    Album: Lifeline
    [” Lifeline ” CD]

    He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug
    He calls me Dad and I call him Bub
    With his faded old pillow and a bear named Pooh
    He snuggles up close and says, “I want to be like you”
    I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight
    Trippin’ over the toys as I turn out the light
    And I whisper a prayer that someday he’ll see
    He’s got a father in God ’cause he’s seen Jesus in me

    Lord, I want to be just like You
    ‘Cause he wants to be just like me
    I want to be a holy example
    For his innocent eyes to see
    Help me be a living Bible, Lord
    That my little boy can read
    I want to be just like You
    ‘Cause he wants to be like me

    Got to admit I’ve got so far to go
    Make so many mistakes and I’m sure that You know
    Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try
    With all the pressures in life I just can’t get it all right
    But I’m trying so hard to learn from the best
    Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness
    ‘Cause I know that he’ll learn from the things that he sees
    And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me
    Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall
    But it’s only ’cause I’m learning from the best Father of them all

    Lyrics > P > Phillips Craig And Dean Lyrics > I Want To Be Just Like You Song Lyrics

    Sincerely,
    Danny

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