21

It hardly seems possible… yet at the same time, it feels like he’s been an adult for a long time already. The Scout is 21 years old today.

his senior picture, taken by mom, October 2017

He was born in the pre-dawn hours of July 23rd, weighing in at a whopping nine-and-a-half pounds. The staff in the delivery room passed him around and guessed before weighing him, and they all guessed too low. *I* wasn’t surprised since I’d just spent 15 minutes pushing that baby OUT of my body!

The Scout and his mama on his first birthday
My four boys, summer 2000. Note the very dark tan hand around the baby’s middle.
The Scout when he was not quite 3 years old
Spring in Texas, 2003
The Scout with his Arrow of Light award
The Scout hikes: Summer 2019
Age three, he wanted a dinosaur cake. His parents made one with Cheetos… His first (but not last!) Cheesy-Puffasaurus birthday cake

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to my baby boy, the SnakeMaster, the Adventurer, the Eagle Scout!

With his ScoutMaster Dad, July 2016 — just a few weeks after falling out of that darn tree

4 thoughts on “21

  1. I can’t believe he’s 21. I mean, I know it intellectually, but it’s still hard to process. Our babies are grown up.

  2. Xoxoxoxo and you should be one proud mama. Happy Birthday to the Scout! May the tree not define your 21st year or life, but be a vehicle to bring you good things you may not have found otherwise. Hike on and keep reaching!

  3. Oh my, time does fly by. So many sweet memories of Snake Master. Wish him a very happy birthday from someone who delighted watching him grow up to be the man he has become. Prayers continue for both him and you specifically. Sending HUGS!

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