A Birthday Wish For My Son


Dustin Russell ..Love that face


My wish for you on this day, is for you to know how much you are loved.  You were my first-born.  Only a parent can know the emotions you feel when you hold your first born child for the first time.  You know that feeling… know that is how I felt when I first held you!

You overwhelmed me with love!  You still do.  It is hard to hear your name and not see your smiling face giving me a bouquet of dandelions!  Your smile still warms me.  I so miss not being able to live close enough to visit often.  But there will never be a distance in my love for you.

I am so proud of the man you have become.  You are such a good father to all your children.  You have always excelled in your work life.  But the most important is how you turned to God in your life.  It is usually the parents that “lead” their children in their search for God, but my children have been that leading force in my life.  Thank you for that.

You have always filled my life with your contagious laughter.  It lifts up my heart…even when it was aimed at me…back-seat driving… that’s all I’m going to say!  My wish for you is that the joy and laughter you have blessed me with, comes back to bless your life.

My wish for you is that you know how proud I am of you.  I’m proud of your accomplishments, yes, but what I’m really proud of is how you live your life.  I’m proud of the love you have for your family.  I’m proud of the way you treat others.  I’m proud to call you my son.

My wish for you is that God will draw you near Him, and give you all your heart desires and deserves.

I love you Dustin.  God bless and keep you!   Happy, happy birthday!




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