Friendship, Oregon

Happy Birthday Caden

Caden Eli Lloyd born November 24, 2007

When you are 22 and a senior in college, five years ago seems like a long time. In five years I have graduated from high school, moved here to Kansas to be a student at K-State and in that time, had the time of my life. The things I’ve learned, experiences I’ve had and people I’ve met have surpassed every expectation I had ten times over. So yes, in many ways five years seems like a long time. But there’s one way it doesn’t seem like that long at all.

Because five years ago today Caden was born.

Now since I’ve moved away for much of his growing up, Caden doesn’t really recognize me anymore until Cris tells him that I’m someone whom he needs to run up and hug. But it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. He might not remember me, but I sure do remember him and impact that he has had on me. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to be somebody that he is proud of. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share with him that I got to where I am partially because of him and my friendship with his lovely mama .

Caden at almost 5.

Until then, Happy 5th Birthday Caden! You are loved more than you know little boy.

– Amanda

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