S: Christopher Cooper Curtis
BC: Created by Mama INC. May 2012
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1: For Christopher Thank you for all of the moments that have made our lives Unbelievable.
2: GOD | MADE | YOU | Christopher | funny | Kind hearted | inventive | smart | handsome | strong | curious | caring | protective
3: Dear Lord, A BOY... A BOY??? Are you serious???
4: Well... You were the best baby
6: What greater thing is there than for someone to feel that they have someone they know they can count on to the end of their life. | You are the best big brother!!
8: Bubby, Well you're all grown up and when you move out I will be over- ALOT!. What am I going to do? you know mom is going to drive me crazy when she doesn't hear from you every single day. I remember in kindergarten when mom forgot to pick you up and I reminded her because I needed someone to play with, from playing the Lava game or when we would play doll house and you made my little people jump off the roof. You have always been there for me. We both know what each other has gone through, all of our ups and downs and I will always have your back just like you have always had mine. In my 17 years of life I can't think of one single fight with you. Don't get me wrong, you could make me mad like when you sling shotted that tree branch in my eye or when you and Devin made me tell you your Christmas gifts. I could never stay mad because you can make me laugh like no one else. You are a best friend and a brother. You are someone I will always look up too. You are one of the strongest people I know. You have the biggest heart and would go out of your way to do anything for someone you care about. I know this because I can't count the times you have came to my rescue. I know to call you FIRST and then you can call mom & dad.
9: I am so glad you are my big brother. Thank you for never letting anyone pick on me and for telling people what I said when I was little and couldn't talk very well. I love you so much and cannot imagine not having you in my life. Who else would come get my keys out of my locked car and not make me feel bad (even after the 6 or 7th time) I am a better person for having you as my big brother. I could write forever about all the memories we have made growing up together. I couldn't ask for a better brother. I LOVE YOU !!!
10: May I help you? | You loved to take things apart to see how they worked.
11: We always knew you would do something with your hands. | You put this together in two evenings!
12: You sure have had some... "sets of wheels"
13: Note to self...Driving while tired = suspended license for 120 days!
15: You have tried all sorts of things
17: Friendship Continued | Wow, How time has flown by, How could the little boy grow up so quickly. I can't believe you are graduating from high school. I can still remember when we found out that mom was pregnant with you and how EXCITED I was about you. When you were in the hospital your mom and I would travel up every day and be there the first thing in the morning and would stay til they said we had to leave. We could not wait to bring you home. We were so excited the day we did get to bring you home. I remember how mom was so scared to bring you home. You threw us into full swing with those tiny bottles and diapers. You were so tiny that mimi had to run yarn through socks so they would stay on your feet. Funny you went from a 4 lb 8 oz preemie to a 6 ft young man. I cannot tell you how proud I am of you. I have loved watching you grow up. You have brought so much happiness into my life. I love you so much. I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU.
18: Things to Remember | It's not who you are that holds you back. it's who you think YOU'RE NOT | Take at least one... CHANCE. | Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. BEFORE YOU QUIT, TRY! | Everything will be okay in the end. if it's not okay it's not the end. | Laugh when you can, Apologize when you should, & Let go of what you can't change.
19: Don't let yesterday take up to much of today. | Decide what to be and go BE IT! | Have a life of OH WELLS instead of a life of WHAT IF's | just because today may have been a terrible day doesn't mean tomorrow won't be the best day of you life | What you do today is IMPORTANT, You are exchanging a day of your life for it!
22: Congrats! | You did it!
24: Christopher, Being your mom is one of my greatest blessings. I am so grateful for being able to stay home with you those years before you started school. Those are the best memories of my life. I never really had a career. I guess you and Grayson were my career and looking at you, well I would say I have had a very successful career. I am so proud of the man you are becoming. You have already accomplished so much. You impressed me so much when you earned the student partnership. You had to become an adult overnight and most wouldn't have done it. I know anything you put your mind to you will do with great success. I know I have drove you crazy this past year. You are all ready to be grown up and on your own and although I am excited for everything that is ahead for you, you need to cut your MAMA some slack. I know you are 18 and think you have all the answers but if you have a day that is overwhelming or you don't know what to do, I don't care if you are 18 or 80. As long as I am on this earth I will ALWAYS be here for you. SOMETIMES telling what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear but ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS know that I am here for you and will always be someone you can count on. I LOVE BEING YOUR MOTHER!!!!
26: Follow your heart but take your brain with you.
27: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
28: Dear Lord, A SON... Seriously, Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!!!
31: It's gonna be a good life...a good GOOD LIFE!!!
32: 20 Suggestions for Success 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. .Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4. Become the most positive person you know. 5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6. Be generous. 7. Have a grateful heart. 8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the modest salary. 10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
33: 11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12. Commit yourself to quality. 13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions,power,prestige but on relationships with people you love and respect. 14. Be loyal 15. Be honest 16. Be a self starter 17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18. Don't blame others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19. take good care of those you love. 20. DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT WOULDN'T MAKE YOUR MOM PROUD.