Saturday, November 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Patrick!

Patrick Myles Hendricks, Glendale Memorial Hospital, 11/04/04.

It's an amazing thing when your child is born. Patrick was our second; but it is no less amazing the second time you go through it. It's one of the few things we all have in common. We all get born. A completely new, unique human being arrives on the earth. Right now he is young, but someday he will have friend's, lover's, failings and successes. He will effect people's lives for the better or for the worse. He will help and be helped. He will be taught. He will teach.

My birthday is one week before his. The day, and sad memory, of a friends passing falls in between the two. Dates such as these gives one pause, dwelling on hopes for the future, regrets for the past.

My one hope for Patrick, and his brother Philip, as they walk the difficult path of Life, is that they won't lay waste to the planet as super powerful mutants bent on making the world pay for their father's lack of love.
Jeremy & I, smoking our cigar's of celebration.

10 comments:

dirty said...

Awe...they grow up too fast.

I hope my kids become rich and famous and buy me a big house and take me shopping...I feel that they owe me at least that... :o)

Phil said...

Dirty-I think it goes without saying. Big house, shopping. I'd like to be in one of my kids posse.

Sorry about the lack of actual pics from the 2nd birthday.

We are having some camera problems here at The Fortress Of Hendricks.

Flannery Alden said...

It's good to have goals, Phil, and not raising mutants is an admirable one.

I plan on adding that goal specifically to my list of goals for my children such as: find the balance between questioning authority and listening to someone who has your best interests at heart (me and their dad).

Flannery Alden said...

Oh, and, gush! What a cute little baby! I look forward to birthday pictures!

lulu said...

Happy Birthday Patrick!

Dave said...

In that photo you look like you could play a young Rush in : The Limbaugh Story.

Phil said...

Thanks Dave, Rush is a real handsome guy. Thanks alot.

Chris said...

Happy birthday Patrick. Don't you worry the Bears will prevail. TheBears will prevail!
Chris

Megan said...

Happy Birthday to Patrick!

Team Brennan said...

Phil! He is sooo cute. My god, look at the size of those BIG MUTANT HANDS. He will surely rule over us all... hehehe *sigh* babies