Jan 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Bub!

Here are some various pictures of my sweet bubba. How we started calling him "bubba" I will never understand. He looks like anything but a bubba. Thankfully the name stays at home ONLY! Today is his birthday and I want to share with you a little about this amazing son of mine.

Ten Interesting Things about Seth
1. Seth could name and identify about 40 or more dinosaurs when he was only 4 yrs. old.
2. We often think he will make an excellent lawyer because he can argue his way out of anything. He remembers everything and will bring up past cases if necessary.
3. He is obsessed with football and basketball stats. He not only knows the players and the coaches from just about every team, he can also tell you where they went to college, what their parents' names are and where they like to vacation. Okay, I'm exaggerating a tad bit.
4. He loves music and his favs are the Newsboys, All American Rejects and Toby Mac.
5. He is learning electric guitar from Skip, but most of the time he just jams as loud as possible.
6. Seth underwent 3 surgeries within the first 8 months of his life. Two surgeries were to correct a defect which did not allow him to eat without severe reflux. The third was an emergency surgery due to adhesions which had formed from the past surgeries.
7. He loves beef ribs, pork ribs, and the famous McRib. His favorite ribs to date were found at The Local Grill in Estes Park, Colorado. I actually am taking him lunch today at his school. Guess what I'm bringing him? McDonald's here I come.
8. He is the funniest kid I know. His humor is second only to his father, but it is a pretty close second.
9. Seth also has CCD, central core disease. He was born with dislocated hips at birth and though he miraculously did not require any surgery, he did wear a harness type of brace for a while to keep his legs apart so the hips could seed in place. We did go in for surgery at 17 months to have him put in a cast with possible cutting of the bone to put the hips in place correctly. But when Seth's surgeon did an xray to see exactly what procedure they would need to do, he was in shock. He came out into the waiting room and said, "I don't know what to say, the x-ray is now showing that Seth's hips have seeded into place as if we had had him in a cast for 6 weeks." We had just had xrays done a couple of weeks before surgery to show otherwise. We started falling down praising God. Even our surgeon said, "Whoever you are praying to, keep doing it. I haven't ever seen anything like this." Our surgeon was about 65 yrs. old at that time. I really need to write a book someday about everything Seth went through. I want all of you to know that CCD is a form of Muscular Dystrophy. It is not life threatening and Seth's is a mild case-Thank you Jesus. Whenever you donate to MD, you are helping find a cure for Seth's future children. He has a 50% chance of passing it on. My girls do not have it and therefore cannot pass it on. You have to have it to pass it usually, although there are some cases that have shown up randomly. We have learned from Seth's diagnosis that Skip, Skip's mom, Skip's grandfather, and Skip's great-great grandmother all had this disease. Seth was able to shed a lot of light on things for all of them. Some parents I've met online have children with very severe cases in which their children will never walk, and multiple children with the disease. WE FEEL TRULY BLESSED!
10. Seth's name means "the chosen one" or "the appointed" one. We know that he is destined for greatness. We sure think he's great already.


Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Seth. You are a busy woman this week with all the birthdays. Like my house last week. I did not all that about Seth, that was pretty cute. We have a Bubba to. Jeff calls Tobin that as well. Is it a south Texas thing? Have funt this week with spa parties and birthdays.

Addie said...

Happy Birthday Seth!

He sounds like a very smart, very cool kid! And his testimony of God's healing was great to read.

We have names for our kids that don't make a whole lot of sense either. Our oldest is Boog, and the middle is Boodge. The third doesn't really have an odd nickname. I guess we just ran out of odd nickname steam when she came. :D

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday, Seth! You sound like an amazing young man. I sure can't name 10 dinosaurs never mind over 40.

Linda said...

You don't know how it blesses my heart and encourages me to hear about Seth. God really does hear and answer prayer.
Happy Birthday Seth. We used to say my oldest son should be an attorney. Instead he is Vice-President of sales at a large company. I have a feeling Seth will excell at anything the Lord gives him to do.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday, Seth. You're one awesome kid. And I'm glad you're feeling better, too!

Kathleen Marie said...

That is one amazing boy you have there! And he has one amazing mama!

Happy, Happy Birthday!

God Bless you both!

DA Wagners said...

I love the name Seth. That was our second choice for Levi's name! Seth is such a trooper and I know he will be such a blessing to this world. He's such a little cutie too!! Thanks for sharing so much about your little guy. It is really a blessing to see God doing miracles in His children's lives!!

C. H. Green said...

Happy Birthday Bubba!

on the Rock said...

What a great birthday tribute for Seth! Happy Birthday Seth!

And a Happy belated Birthday to Annie Beth too!

Mine is coming up next Thursday! Yippee!


Emmy said...

Happy birthday Seth!

Best wishes-


Kelly said...

Hi Susie--What a beautiful tribute to your son on his special day! You need to print and put in a scrapbook. Sounds like a special boy!

Overwhelmed! said...

What a beautiful tribute to your son! I hope Seth had a wonderful birthday!