He seemed to have been born a little man. Even as a newborn baby, he was very observant of the people around him. And when he was 17 months old, he got a baby sister. He seemed so grown up even then.
I have thousands of memories of Reid because he and Cam have been buds since he could walk. They've done lots of things together. Even though Cam is six years older than Reid, they've always been close. Reid's the one who gave Cam the nickname Mun. Now everyone else calls Cameron Mun. Everyone that is except Reid. He calls him Cameron.
Reid is good at a lot of things. He's an athlete. Good at baseball and football. He's smart. He's in all the advanced classes at school. He is responsible and looks out for his brother and sister. He's handsome and quite a ladies man already. His wit oftentimes catch me off guard. He has the happiest giggle you've ever heard and his love of mischief will surface every chance it can. He likes to have a GOOD time. One of the things I love most about Reid is his hugs. Since he was old enough to give a hug, he will NOT hug you without patting your back as he's hugging you. And I would be crazy not to mention the fact that he is the Original Candy Kid. I've mentioned before to y'all that he can eat sweets like there's no tomorrow. Even dark chocolate. Even raisins.
He's growing up way too fast. He's 12 years old today. This picture is him at his 10th birthday party.
And here he is at his 11th birthday party with the family at my house.
We'll be celebrating his birthday this weekend. Saturday night he's having some friends over and then Sunday night at supper we'll really blow it out with the whole family.
I'm excited to watch Reid grow up. I look forward to watching him play high school football and baseball. I'm anxious for him to bring his first girlfriend to Sunday Night Supper. He brings me much joy and I love him very much.
Happy Birthday, Reid! There will always be a space in my heart saved just for you.