Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stevie Wonder

Well, it has been awhile since I last sat down to post. Let's just say I had to take "a little bloggy break".  I think it was Father's day that had me all in knots. There were so many things I thought of posting and then I just couldn't.

However, those thoughts are still on hold and that is not what I came to talk about with you today:  

Over the past 15 years I have been privileged enough to live with a boy I call my son, Stephen. Stephen is a giver. He is worker. He is a doer. He is smart. He is gentle. He is kind.
Stephen is always fixing things.  

He is always helping, always pleasing.

It has always been the same, since the time Stephen was a just a little guy he would jump right in there and work... side by side anyone who would allow him too.

Grandpa and Stephen working on the pool pump... June 1997

With his green sippy cup tossed to the side, even at two years old, Stephen has always been eager to learn, to study, to help.

With his greatest teacher by his side......He learned.

He studied...He helped.

Now it seems he has the patients that has been past on to him from his teacher. While his little sister takes any opportunity to sit by his side Stephen patiently allows her to help...and he teaches, he waits, he helps, and then like he was taught... he does.

If "it" is broken Stephen will fix it. If you need help Stephen sees it.  Somehow, he just  knows. Standing over 6 feet 4 and still growing, this son of my mine, with the heart of a lion is truly a wonder.

May he never change.


  1. What a blessing it is to have a Stephen in your life. I can tell that I would just love him : ) What a sweetie!

    PS Your joke was udderly AMAZING : )
    You are too fabulous for words.

  2. Lisa,
    The picture of Stephen and his grandpa back in 1997 and the last image - is that the same spot?

    I love the picture of bro and sis.
    So sweet :-)

  3. Cherry,

    Yes, That is the same spot.

    And your right..."Wow!"

  4. H LISA-

    great pictures and wonderful tribute to Stephen. :-) He is such a gift.

    Love to you
    peace and hope.....

  5. The photos are great. You are truly blessed :)

  6. Anonymous28 June, 2010


    glad your posting again.

  7. Good reaponsible sons make life better!

  8. What a wonderful story!


  9. Stevie Wonder! Do you call him that? I bet you do. I love it!

  10. Oh, I do wish we lived next door...I think our guys would get along so perfectly!!! Not to mention, their mothers ;-) Loved this! What fantastic pictures...and wonderful to see the change, and to see Stephen doing what he once did with his Grandpa! Perfect! Love you, Janine XO

  11. Anonymous29 June, 2010

    The best testament to your dad is to show what he gave to the next generation to pass on. You are lucky to have had Bill and now Stephen in your life. Thanks for sharing.


  12. What wonderful story of generational inspiring, teaching, and example We all should realize how much can influence the next generation instead of grouping them all with a few bad eggs.

    Stephen is a wonderful example of youth growing and blossoming with the tender and loving interest of another person.

    And I bet his Mother has been involved too.

  13. I am again...just sayin' "hi!" Love you, Janine XO

  14. quiesEach and every day I too marvel at how he wants to help. Dad taught him so much about things around here, he always wanted Stephen around him. Matt too, but Steve was really his kind of guy, even at two or three. Your doing a great job with these kids, you and Mark should have a patten on raising kids.

  15. Wow...that is so great! Hopefully my boys will have the same kind of work ethic too =)

  16. Anonymous03 July, 2010

    Awe Gee!!! Nice Post! I second (Or 16th!) that motion! Stephen we are ALL very lucky to have you! Love, M

  17. So sorry to be such a stranger. :(
    Like you, have taken a "bloggy break", albeit for different reasons.
    I'll never forget when Stephen attempted to fix my cuckoo clock! He was but 9ish I think tacking on a challenge some grown men would wince at
    He's a special boy.
    You all should be very proud. )

  18. Oh, I love this post! I have a house full of helpers...I really love watching my sons help my husband around our house. Glad to see other families are the same! :)


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