Wednesday, March 17, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANKS!!!!
Happy birthday (one day late) to my son, Eli, or to be more precise, Eliot Solomon Bowman..."What a handle!", to quote the late, great, Uncle Larry. I am honored to be this man's mother. He is compassionate, loving, sensitive, funny, righteous, talented, poetic, charitable, an excellent husband and father and priesthood holder. Who could ask for more? He started off big and bold and has stayed that way ever since. He has always stood out, even when he was the only 11 pound boy in the neonatal intensive care unit next to the little 2 and 3 pound baby girls....he was definitely the stand out. His nickname is "Banks", from George Banks of the movie, "Mary Poppins". He used to strut around the house saying, " I'm Gorge Bankth". Obviously, he had an adorable little speech thing going one....he pronounced all "g"s with the hard g sound and he had a killer lisp. His mission in L.A. was a huge success. He served simultaneously in Beverly Hills and the ghetto of Compton.
I honor you, son. You are a light in our family.
March is a very special month for birthdays in our family....tomorrow...there are more....
Big hugs for you BANKS!!!!