Sunday, 8 October 2017

Eighteen years ago today, I showed up at the hospital in Roanoke, VA, for the delivery of our son, Cleveland. He greeted the world with a shout, pulled into the bright white operating room, surrounded by doctors and nurses–it must have been quite a shock. He won our hearts the moment he appeared, and soon smiled far more than he cried. He’s a sensitive, caring, creative, intelligent boy–or I guess I should say man now. I treasure the boy he was and love the man he is becoming. Happy Birthday, Cleveland.

Cleveland, almost 4


Learn to see yourself as Heavenly Father sees you – as His precious daughter or son with divine potential. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

5 thoughts on “Sunday, 8 October 2017”

  1. Priscilla says:

    Happy birthday to the young man with such a cool name!

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Thank, Priscilla! (Sent the books on Friday. They should be there this week or early next. Enjoy!)

  2. skyecaitlin says:

    Thanks for sharing, Laura! Happy Birthday, Cleveland.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Thanks! We had a terrific day.

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