Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Cade

Last year 10 years ago today, my first child was born. The Lord blessed me with a little red headed boy who is a joy to have as a son. He came to us a little different than any of our others. Cade Cameron Shelby was born with a cleft lip and palate. It was different and scary but the Lord walked us through each moment and continues to do the same during each stage that Cade goes through. He has many doctors/specialists but has shown little fear through each process. He has had several surgeries and procedures during his 10 years and will still need more as time goes on and he grows. I'm am so thankful for this special Cade.
I wished I had a picture on the computer from when he was born but this is the earliest I have that is scanned on here. This is Cade before he was one years old. (probably around 6 months old) He had his first surgery around 2 months old to start the repair of his cleft lip.
This is one of Cade's 1st birthday pictures.

He had his first palate repair surgery at 11 months old with some additional work on his lip.
2 yrs old
3 years old
4 years old
(Taken with Ian, Tate, and Cai )
5 years old
6 years old
(Taken at his 6th birthday party...this was one of his gifts.)
7 years old
(Cade and Ian )
8 years old
9 years old
(Cade with Daddy...we had taken everyone out for breakfast for his birthday.)
Here is my Cade today. He is a fine young man who loves our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Cade is a great helper, brother, and friend. He loves taken care of the babies. I can't wait (really I can wait because this happens way too fast) to see how he continues to grow and mature into adulthood.
Cade Cameron, momma loves you very much.


Tiany said...

Amy... I don't know how you find the time! I don't think I blogged for two moths after each baby was born LOL I sure am glad you do though! :-)

Happy Happy Birthday to Cade, I agree he is a HUGE blessing and we too have grown to love him! Tell him happy Birthday from his buddies the Davis Boys. Hope to see you all soon!

Not on Tuesday though...I have a 5:30 dentist apt.. :-(

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Cade! Double Digits now!

Tracy said...

Awe...too big too fast!!!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Cade!!! You did hit the big "10". Way to go!!!!

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday! Both of our oldest children (sons) recently had birthdays!
He sounds like a sweet little boy - who will grow into a wonderful man.
What a blessing.

Mrs. Pat said...

To Cade: I pray that God continue to grow you in His mercy and grace and use you to bless and witness to others! We love you!

Amy, I loved the pictures!!

Taryn said...

Happy Birthday Cade!!! I so enjoyed seeing his younger pictures. He was such a cute little baby!