The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 9: my 35th birthday!!!

Day 9:
Today is my 35th birthday. I am grateful for my parents!!! As an adopted child, it changes the way I see the day of my birth. It's not as big of a deal as some other days in my life. It represents the bad and good in my life. I try to focus on the good. My parents have been with me right from the beginning. They have chosen to raise me, love me and do what's right for ME despite wanting to go on to a different phase of life at the time. I'm sure after having a 7 year old (my sister, Launa), the last thing they wanted to do was start all over, but they did and I am grateful.

These pictures are fresh from coming home from the hospital!!
Good times all around, even when in the paper, they called me the "son" of my parents!!! haha!!! To give them credit, I really didn't have hair!!!
Jetette Reviews in High School. Always a fun time to spotlight our parents and how much they did for us to be on the drill team!!!

Our wedding day!!! Lots of love and support from my parents on our big day!!!

A family trip to Disneyland in 2006, we dragged my parents with us!!! SO FUN!!!
They've always been such good sports!!!
I love these 2 so much. They really have GIVEN me life. Without them, I would not be who I am, what I am, have the confidence I have or possibly even be alive.
They are my angels sent from Heaven.
They have never made me feel like I didn't come from them. 
I have even always felt like they love me more than my sisters in a way.

So, on this, my 35th birthday, I am grateful for my parents. I hope one day I can be the kind of parent they are. Ever loving, ever supportive and always sacrificing for the well-being of their family.



Heidi said...

Happy Birthday hopie

Alton clan said...

beautifully said Hopie! I love your parents too...they really do have great big hearts and I'm glad they are your parents so that I could meet you