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Thursday, June 4, 2015

This Mother's Child

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My baby boy turns 13 today. Imagine my surprise. When he was just six months old, I used to hold him in a standing position and say, "Look, you're standing up!" with all kinds of enthusiasm. I'll never forget the smile on his sweet face - he looked so proud. It feels like it was yesterday.



I'm still holding on tight today, but my newly teen boy understandably craves independence. It takes all my courage to watch him head out the door without me. The only thing to do is cherish the moments that we spend together. It's all any of us can do.



This video kind of sums it up.





Happy birthday my (not-so) little boy! Look, you're standing up!

10 comments:

  1. Happy B Day to my funny, handsome, talented, great at sports and everything he puts his mind to nephew, like Mommy said its hard to believe your 13 today I love you honey. By the way Jo you could have tried a little harder to have him on my Birthday 2 days ago lol

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    1. I mean, he was due on May 23rd so I did try to hold off...it just worked a bit too well. Guess he didn't want to come out. ;)

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  2. Happy Birthday! I hope he's having an awesome day :D

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    1. He's not thrilled he has a math test on his birthday. ;)

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  3. Happy Birthday sweetheart! See you soon.

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    1. Thanks. I will pass on the message. :)

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  4. Happiest of Birthdays!! And believe me Momma, he needs your to hold his hand now more than ever. Just not in public lol.

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    1. Thanks Taby! I definitely hear what you're saying...they have increasingly complex needs as they get older, don't they? :)

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  5. Time goes by so fast - enjoy the milestone birthday with your boy!!

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