Monday, July 26, 2010

30 years old!

I can hardly believe that he is 30. It wasn't that long ago that I wondered if he would ever make it to 1...but he did. How blessed I am to have been a part of his life this past 30 years. You know there once was a Doctor that told me...."he will never walk or talk". Not only does he walk and talk, he is an amazing son, brother, husband, father. He is such a hard worker. WalMart is very lucky to have him.

Derrik has taught me so much. I don't know anyone that is so quick to forgive and move on. His love is truly unconditional. He loves his cousins, uncles and aunts. I recall him telling each one of them that they were his "favorite" and he meant it. They have always been his cheerleaders in his life and for that I thank you!!!!

I am so proud of all of my kids but today I will focus on my miracle child for that is what he is. I thank my Heavenly Father for allowing me to raise this precious child - for I know that his life was in His hands.



Jones Family said...

we feel luck too!! He is such a stud.

Flake Family said...

We love that man!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

How sweet! That was a cool slide show! Happy Birthday, Derrik!

Jen said...

Beautiful tribute!

Young Family said...

Oh how we love that boy! I can't tell you how many times he has made my day and lifted me up when I needed it. Please tell him I tried to call him yesterday but he changed that dang phone # of his again. :) Love you and Derrik!