Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Nathan!


Today Nathan turns 22!(this picture is from this weekend with his friend Heidi). My heart sings when I say this as I am reminded that we almost lost him and had it not been for the miracle (actually multiple ones) God gave us, we would not be celebrating today.

Nathan was our first. I was 22. Randy was 25. WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE SIGNING UP FOR WHEN WE WANTED TO HAVE CHILDREN - does anybody? :-) Nathan's birth was kind of like Nathan is - he was early (does it when he feels like it), really easy labor until the end when he got STUCK on my tailbone (Nathan's life has been relatively easy and now he's kind of STUCK :-).

Nathan was an easy child that people loved to be around. He's always had a ton of friends and he is a loyal friend. Here are some of his favorite things.
* t-shirts
* SHOES
* traveling
* tropical places
* good food
* laughing
* he has always been great with kids, he will be an awesome father
* did I mention t-shirts and shoes?

I am so grateful to have my boy here - especially today. No big parties planned - except in my heart all day. Randy is working in Seattle and I am singing at my friend Bev's graveside service this evening.

I will be making Oreo Dessert - our family birthday dessert and don't tell, but a few of Nathan's friends made phone calls and are planning on dropping in with appetizers between 7:30-9. I look forward to hearing Nathan laugh.

Sorry my post is kind of rambling randomly - but the gist of it all?
God spared Nathan and he is here with us today to turn 22!

I know God has something great planned for Nathan................
Philippians 1:6 "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."

5 comments:

Tami said...

HaPpY, happy Birthday Nathan! Enjoy the day mama. God. is. good.

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday Nathan!! Your little buddy can't wait to get over there this morning to celebrate with you!

Thank you Jesus for giving us another birthday to celebrate with Nathan!!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday Nathan, and congratulations to Janice on your 22nd anniversary of giving birth. You are such a reminder to me that my oldest will go from 4 to 22 in the blink of an eye, and to enjoy each day, for the Lord has made it!

Oh yes, and a reminder that my Wayne will never, ever own anything bigger than a 4inch motorcycle! :-)

Molly Gustafson said...

Happy Birthday Nathan! We are coming for a visit soon, Jan, I promise.

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Nathan!! Extra special this year huh??? And you thought 21 was the last of the great birthday's!!!