Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Brenden!!!

11 years ago today our fourth boy was born. He tried to arrive 6 weeks earlier than he did, making his mother spend a month in the hospital on bed rest. I'm not sure that I have had a more difficult four weeks in my life. We were so happy we he finally came. Brenden is a gifted artist and writer. He has a poem being published in a book called Brilliance. It is a publication of The America Library of Poetry. Brenden's poem was also entered into a contest that will be decided on September 30th. If he wins, he will get a $500 Savings Bond. It will be interesting to see what he does with the next 11 years.


We love you Brenden.


7 comments:

Lance&Nance said...

Happy Birthday buddy. Hope you have a fun day.

Lance and Nancy

Papa Doc and the Duke said...

Happy birthday, Brenden! So grown up now. I'm happy to know a little more about what you like to do. I would love to get a copy of that poem that you wrote!
I hope you have a wonderful day.
Grandma Clark

Michelle said...

Actually Jason, sweetie,

Brenden tried to arrive 10 weeks earlier than his due date. I did spend 4 weeks in the hospital, then I had 2 weeks at home, then he arrived 4 weeks early. Good try. I kind of remember that well since I was so bummed out to be on bed rest for so long, but I did make the best of it and ended up loving the hospital. It was great in there and they let me order special food. I had donuts and cheetos and pop like everyday. I had a special menu. I got caught up on all kinds of movies, read some great books, cross stitched a ton and knitted over 15 washcloths. It was actually a vacation in there. Sorry your time wasn't so great. You did awesome with the 3 boys at home and juggling school and work and the children all alone. I felt so bad for you, especially the day the car broke down on the freeway and you walked with the 3 boys (all under age 4) on the freeway to the hospital. You are awesome Jason. And Brenden you are so special, thanks for trying to arrive so early so that I received that special vacation. There was a nurse that started going back to church because of you and she hadn't been in years. She said she wanted a family that was so happy like ours and I talked to her every day in the hospital. There are some pictures of this nurse holding you in your baby book.

Mike and Adrianne said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

Jess and Jen said...

Happy birthday to Brenden. Now you get to start Boy Scouts! That's a fun part of life and you've got an experienced Scout for a father. -Jess

chelsey said...

Happy birthday bud! I hope your day was fabulous and filled with all kinds of mischevious fun!

Team Clark said...

Happy Birthday, Bud! We miss you and love you!