Monday, June 9, 2008

*Spencer is 8!

~8 years ago today my whole world changed. I had dangerous blood pressure with my preeclampsia and after having had pitocin & morphine given to me simultaneously for a full day there was no success. In fact it was getting quite scary. All I cared about was having my little Spencer safe and sound...and of course living through the ordeal. Soon the decision was made and I was wheeled into emergency surgery. Spencer Gordon Campbell was born via emergency C-section. I will never forget his scared little face as he entered this world. His arms flung out in pure fright. But the moment they put him to my face he stopped crying and I saw the boy I know that I knew from long ago. My Spencer was finally here! I felt like I had waited all my life for him.

*8 great things we love about SpEnCeR:

1) He is a friend to all. He makes everyone feel like they are his best friend....literally!!
Kids at school would come up to me and say that Spencer was their best friend..and these were kids I never even knew. Spence is genuine and I think people can sense that.

2) He is super smart..reading at a 5th grade level. His memory is so amazing. He'll say Mom remember last year in 1st grade when I learned about the Roman army....& then he will tell me some specific fact. Most times I have no recollection of what he's talking about... & I was his actual teacher!

3) He is talented at whatever he tries to do. So many things come naturally to him..almost too naturally that he doesn't want to practice any of them.:/ His musical ability brightens my heart. I love to hear him sing. When he was 2 years old he would sing in perfect pitch any song I taught him.

4) He has a tender heart and is so kind. If he ever hurts some bodies feelings he most likely has done it on accident. He cares about others & wants all to be included.

5) He is very giving and is always wanting to help others. He prays every day for the "poor people and people that are sad."

6) He has great faith. If I really need some extra faith or encouragement I go to my son. Spencer is definitely an example to his parents. His testimony is strong of spiritual matters & is in tune with the spirit.

7) Spencer is a great big brother. Kaylea says " I love that Spencer teaches me how to be smart like to read and stuff....and he gives me some of his Pokemon cards."

8)He has a great sense of humor. Spencer has always made us laugh. From his joke telling by age 2, his belief that he can yodel, how his tongue sticks out when he's really concentrating.

~Ok so I know all parents think they're kids are the greatest & my opinion is biased but I really believe Spencer is on the earth to do great things. When he was 3 & 4 years old he used to say "When I grow up I want to be a Dad, a Bishop, & the Prophet!" Oh My!! Funny words coming out of a 3 year old's mouth. He also told me he would like to be a doctor, a pirate, a weatherman, a vet and the president of the United States. He came up with this idea that he could do all of them at the same time and just do each one a different day of the week. Lofty goals there son!

~My eyes get teary just looking at these pictures of my boy.. I have to say I feel honored to be his Mother and am overwhelmed yet overjoyed that Heavenly Father has entrusted him in my care.

**Happy Birthday Spence!! WE LOVE YOU!!**

(here's a fun little clip from when he was just 2 1/2 singing at the piano)


A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

Happy Birthday Spencer!! We think you are an awesome of our favorite cousins..we hope you have a super awesome day!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite SPENCER! I remember the time your parents let me take care of you while they went away on a vacation. When I handed you back to your mom, you reached back for me to hold you! Haha :)

Have a Happy Birthday!!

Love, Grandma Kathy

Shawna said...

He is such a handsome little guy. You can tell he is just as sweet as can be by his face. He has such sweet expressions! Happy Birthday Spencer!

Tracey said...

Oh my gosh time just keeps flying by, I can't believe he is already "8" years old. What a sweetheart he is & so smart too. Happy Birthday Spencer, We love you!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Spence!!!
We miss you!

the michael family said...

Happy Birthday Spencer! I cant believe you have an 8yr old:)

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Spence! I think he is such a sweetheart. He is always so thoughtful and his sense of humor is great! I remember at my old house when we blessed Ava he did a song and dance for us that was to die for. He was only 3! He was born to be a little entertainer. I love the picture of him with a missionary badge. Too cute! Hope you had a great day buddy!

Lyal said...

Happy Birthday Cutie Spencer!!!
What a Big little Guy!!

Jeni Everett said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you have so much fun.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday, he is so stinkin cute, I love his "What do you do in the Summertime" song. I love that he is so "epcided" You are such a great mom Audy. I feel so bad that SKyler and SPence haven't had the chance to become friends, they really have a lot in common, especially that they are littel smarty pants with thier reading! Hope he had a good b-day. Skyler is itching for his to get here, he is getting baptised on the 28th!

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Frolicking Night Owl said...

can't believe you've been a mom for 8 whole years. how exciting! special times!!

Anonymous said... totally made me start crying! You are such a great mom! Spencer is a GREAT boy for that matter! Happy Birthday! #8---That's a pretty big one! We love you Spencer!