Monday, November 19, 2007

"PARTY NUMBER THREE"

OUR LITTLE FELLOW




"13Th NOVEMBER 1984" 9.50AM"

Joel Shane Benson born 5 weeks early


Our beautiful Son born so fragile and not knowing how to breathe finally made it through with our love and strength. O what a fright he gave us, a little miracle to begin with, now 23 years on and his 6ft 5inch after all that stress!LOL

So blessed to have such a loving Son who always thinks of others first, his sharp witty personality make me laugh everyday (takes after his father)! I call him my quiet achiever. Joel has followed his Dad in Swim Coaching after a remarkable swimming career winning medals and State Country & National Level qualifying for both the Commonwealth & Olympic Trials.

Joel gives a great deal of his time teaching underprivileged children for free he once raised over $15,000 for a skate park for a community where children only had the streets to play in. His swimming career money has always been donated back to children or clubs knowing they will enjoy life so much more playing on their skateboards then hanging around the streets.

In the year 2000 special Medals were handed out from the Queen by our Prime Minister Joel was awarded one at Government House for his work and contribution to children of small community towns and for his outstanding swimming achievements, we are so very proud of him.


Our little fellow who sees everything has a silver lining and a happy ending!!







Time to Go Home Little Brother











Daddy's Little Man










Daddy did this to my Hair













"FIRST SWIMMING RIBBON"













JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE FOR $200.00
I found out when it was on the front of the local paper.
He was grounded for LIFE!!













COME BACK WHEN YOUR 18 OUT YOU GO



HE WOULD TRY ANYTHING







He made it to 21
without an ear ring, died hair or tattoo
Thank you God!











DOING WHAT HE LOVES






















JOEL AND ABBY














HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING WE LOVE YOU











ALWAYS WENDY :)


ps Next party Natasha came to town!!

3 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Wendy, great post for Joel's birthday but i can't see any photos. Don't know if it's you or me!! I had trouble doing my last 2 posts with photos and text. Will check back for photos later.
Alison

Natasha Burns said...

happy birthday Joel! what a precious boy and I enjoyed reading about him! love the 'no earrings tattoos', lol! Wow 6'5", goodness!!!

michelle said...

What a good mom he must have! I e-mailed you!