A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Monday, 13 April 2009

It's Blue Monday & It's My Son's Birthday!

'Morning everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend. It's Blue Monday again and it's Easter Monday here in Canada.
Today is also a special day because it is my son Jordan's birthday; and as it is his birthday, I would like to do my post in his honour. I promise, you will see some blue.

My husband and I have been blessed with three of the finest sons any parent could hope for. I love and appreciate each one so very much and each one brings much joy into my life. However, as today is Jordan's birthday, I would like to regale you with pictures and stories of him.


Jordan is my youngest son and he has the bluest eyes you will ever see! The pictures I'm about to share with you, don't do them justice!
I hope you will agree that he is a fitting subject for my Blue Monday!
Jordan was born with a math book in his hand! He is handsome, generous, intelligent, and a very likeable young man of very strong character!
Jordan was a happy child and possessed a very pleasant nature. He never gave his father and me a sleepless night while he was growing up!
He is about seven months old in this picture, all dressed in blue, with his brothers Jeff & Joel.

Jordan at about two and a half years old.

Four years old
When he was very young, we were certain he was destined to become an architect for he was constantly playing with building blocks and numbers. He also possessed a strong musical ability and when he was around nine years of age, he taught himself to play the keyboard.
He was about eleven years old when he took over a paper route for his brother and began to earn his own money.
In both Junior High and High School, he played percussion in the school band. He also played the keyboards in Youth group at church and in our Young Adult group when he was older.
When he graduated from High School, Jordan won the highest honour a student can achieve; the Governor General Medal. The medal was awarded to the student who had the highest average for two years in a row. He won most of the other awards in the Math-Sciences category, but the most impressive award of all, was the one he won for his character; the Tim Mal Memorial Award. This award was given to the student who exemplified a love for learning and a commitment to serving others. The award said a lot about the young man, and his family was and still is, very proud of him!

When he was 18, much to his parents' dismay and pride, Jordan left home to go to university out in Calgary, Alberta which is about two thousand miles away. He studied, and he worked as supervisor at a job to put himself through school. Even though he had won several scholarships, he still needed money to live on. No one could ever accuse Jordan of being lazy!

While he was in Calgary, he got involved in a church in the community and played the keyboards on their worship team.

He graduated from the University of Calgary in 2004 with his Bachelor of Science earning a double major in Math and a minor in Physics.
He also earned his Master degree while attending U of C.

This picture was taken in 2004.


Three years ago, he moved to Toronto, Ontario {a little closer to home} where he now attends the University of Toronto. He has since earned another Master degree in Math and is now working towards his PhD in Math. He plans to be a professor of Math when he is finished.
This summer, he hopes to attend a Math conference being held in Portugal, after which he will return to U of T to continue his research and studies.

Here are the two of us at Christmastime.
My son is passionate about many things; two of which are his family and his math!
He is still unattached, ladies, and Mother prays that a special young lady will come into his life at just the right time.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDAN"
I love you {I miss you} and I'm so proud of the young man you are! God bless you!


Well, you have to admit, there were some blues in my post today! Thank you everyone for stopping by and thank you for indulging me. Yes, I am a proud Mama!

Thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday and please click on the link to visit other Blue Monday sites. http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ Have a wonderful day everyone!

41 comments:

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Happy Blue Monday!

Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage said...

What a blessing to have such a wonderful family! Happy Blue Monday :O)

Ms.Daisy said...

You and your husband are truly blessed by your youngest son! And he really does have the bluest (and I might add, gorgeous) blue eyes! :-)

Happy Easter Monday to you!


~Jean

Dudley said...

A fine young man. Happy Birthday to him and a happy blue monday.

Knitty said...

What a handsome young man! Congratulations mom, and happy birthday to him!

Carlotta said...

Wonderful Blue Monday post. Tell Jordan Happy Birthday for me!
~Tootles for now!

Smilingsal said...

Woo ... blue eyes AND dimples! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

ann said...

and do you EVER have reason to be proud.happy birthday to your boy.he has accomplished quite q bit hasn't he?that is so wonderful.it makes our job worth it doesn't it?Happy blue Monday deAR LADY...ANN

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sandi, I want to wish Jordan a special "happy birthday"...he has accomplished so much and is a good looking man;his eyes are very blue..
Thanks for your visit to my place today. Hugs, Baba

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sandi, what a lovely family you have. Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Snoopygie said...

awesome, you have such a talented son.

happy blue monday.

Betzie said...

What a handsome and talented son! I have two sons and I'm also blessed for sure! I wish I'd had one more though!!! My youngest sounds so much like your Jordan...loves math, science, plays piano...excellent student..a gift!
Happy Birthday Jordan and he does have gorgeous BLUE eyes!!! :))

Valerie said...

Oh my...he certainly is handsome! Too bad that I am too old...and my daughter is too young (4-years old, LOL!).

What a blessing and an honor to have raised such a fine young man. What really excites me as that he wants to be a math professor! We need more young men and women like your son to go into the teaching profession. (Can you tell I'm biased?!!!)

Blessings to youj from Kansas,
Valerie

Candy said...

Thanks for stopping by RockCandy this morning. And special Birthday blessings to your blue-eyed boy.
Cheers, Candy

the wild raspberry said...

what a lovely post...what a smart guy...hope he has a wonderful birthday!
thank you for your supportive comments on my post today. it really means a lot to me.
warmly,
chasity

Terry said...

Happy birthday Jordan,And many more !
What a perfect Blue Monday post,
Those blue eyes are quite striking.
Blessings to you as you celebrate a beautiful birthday with your son .Thank you for sharing the lovely photos !
Happy Blue Monday

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!

You have a lovely blog. Enjoyed my visit! Many Monday blessings to you, Marsha

Amy said...

What a lovely family you have. Happy birthday to your very talented son. I really admire people who have math ability. Unfortunately, math is not my strong subject. Thank you for sharing the wonderful story of your son. Amy

shopannies said...

happy birthday to your son he sounds like a fine man

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

...a mother's heart...Happy Birthday to your son...
such a beautiful post...thanks

Serenata said...

Happy Birthday to your son. What a lovely post - he has a very special mother!

Debra said...

Happy Happy birthday to your son! Just a precious tribute to him...and Happy Blue Monday to you!

amanda said...

Handsome boys, love them in them in their blues!

Sweetie said...

I can see the reason that you are so proud of your son. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I loved the pic of the boys in blue!
Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs,Lisa

claudie said...

Happy Birthday to a very handsome man. All I can think about is my 20 year old daughter with those "blue" eyes like your sons... available huh? She is attending Ottawa U. right now.
Very nice blue monday post today Sandi
Love Claudie
oxo

Tricia said...

What a lovely tribute to your son and a perfect Blue Monday idea.

Tabbikat's Thoughts

Samantha said...

You should be very proud ! Happy Birthday to your precious son.
Have a very blessed Monday !

The Stylish House said...

Sandi,
You have been blessed, in so many ways! Wishing Jordan a Happy Birthday, and a wonderful year! I agree he has the most beautiful blue eyes, and also a sparkling smile. The nicest thing about blogging is the special people, and families I have met from the process. Thank you for sharing a slice of your life! ~Cathy~

Clif said...

You have every reason to be proud. Thanks for dropping by my Spiritual Sundays post and leaving a message. Yes, we did have a happy Easter and I hope that you did too.

Melly said...

Wish your son a Happy Birthday!!

Sandi, I hope you don't mind but I've tagged you in a game, pop in to see :)

Have a super day
Melly:)

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son! This was a wonderful and heart felt post. Happy Blue Monday!

kbbryant said...

That was a very sweet tribute to your son. Your son who has beautiful blue eyes.

Kathy b

Kathy said...

What a great looking kid, Sandi! Hope his birthday was wonderful. I really enjoy your blog - putting it in my favorites!

I'll be out of town at the time but I'll be tagging you on 4/24!

xo...Kathy

Nicole said...

Happy belated birthday :)
What a lovely tribute.
Looks like you have a very wonderful family!

Karen said...

What a fine family you have. I know you are so proud of each one. Happy Birthday Jordan. I love visiting your blog.

Karen said...

Happy birthday to your son!

ellen b. said...

Sandi! What a fabulous tribute to your Jordan. How sweet to be blessed with 3 sons! I love the photo of you and him :0)
Happy belated birthday to him...

Shirl said...

Hello Happy Blue Monday and I'm still making Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by! Your blue post is adorable! Loved all your pink this week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a precious young man Jordan is, and I wish him the Happiest of Birthdays!

Love to him and to his mother. You have every right to be proud of that smart, fine young man...

XO,

Sheila

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