Thursday, March 19, 2009

JUST A COUPLE OF THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOY....






He's 17. Yea....I know...

He's cute. Yea....I know...

He's funny. Yea...don't get me started on how irritating that can be AND how often it has saved his neck! (I'll take a wee-tee tiny credit on this..he and I use to come up with "Satan's Home Evenings" and how totally reversed they would be from ours, for instance "cigar smoking instruction" or "how to roll a joint" followed by the treat "jello shots" or "scotch-straight up"....yea...he was like, 11 at the time...the point was to show how warped Satan is and how righteous WE are...his Dad really didn't get it...looking back, maybe it was a little weird....)

He's a tad lazy. Yea...it goes with the age (I hope....yeesh, I hope he outgrows THAT).

He's kind. An older lady at church last night told me he came up to her at a car wash and made the effort to say hello to her. He didn't have to do that. He's seen his dad do that about a million times...he's had a good role model....the BEST, actually!

He just received his patriarchal blessing. Yea...we've got someone quite special in our midst with a big future, like all our youth...noble, bright, "a beacon on a hill"...He can make me cry and laugh, all in five minutes...

My kids love him...they LOVE him...they saw his talents, maybe even before I did...My children and their spouses are the most loving-est and accepting lot I've ever had the pleasure of knowing...Eli is a lucky and blessed kid to have married into this family of siblings...but they would tell you that THEY are the lucky and blessed ones...ain't that grand?....ain't that a win/win if ever there was one?....

He's 17. Yea....I know...

4 comments:

hi, i'm nancy! said...

apparently, 17 isn't as bad as we all say it is.

:)

Stephanie Jette said...

Tell that brother of mine he can stay with me in the summer if he wants. I think it would be fun chillin' with him. Just a thought. love!!

nellsbells said...

Yes Debs you are absolutely right Eli is blessed to have the love and acceptance of your family, as he does with his brother and sister's (Peter Jr., Marissa,& Samantha)we too are proud of him and see that he is a wonderful young man. Thank you for the great Step-mom that you are, my son is blessed to have you.
with love,
Nelly

Eli Bowman said...

Yeahhh...dat's my boooyyyyeeeeeee...