Thursday, March 4, 2010

16 years? Feels like 16 minutes!!

Unless you have children you really have no concept of how quickly time passes! It amazes me that what seems like a few weeks ago, is really a few years ago. Am I aging as quickly as my children????

My "baby" boy turned "Sweet 16 " today. Are you supposed to use the word "sweet" when referring to a boy??? Well, he is sweet, most of the time!!!!!
When I was expecting him, I was sure that I was having another girl and even went so far as to buy matching outfits for this baby and the big sister! Was I in for a surprise!!! I must admit that I cried when I found out he was going to be a "he"!!! (He knows this and I think the emotional scarring is gone!)
But the absolute instant that the doctor put him in my arms I knew that this was how it was supposed to be!!! I was so in love with this little guy!!! (still am!!)

He was my snuggler and playmate. His sister had just started school and it was just he and I at home all day! We read, we went to the park, we played legos, we played cars and Thomas the Tank Engine! We dug holes, mowed the lawn, rode bikes and played HOURS of baseball!! Actually, every kind of ball, but a lot of baseball!!

His smile hasn't changed in all these years and I'm so proud to call him my son. He is a great kid ! Except for the fact that he wanted nothing done for his birthday...not even a cake... and even though I took the day off and he went snowboarding with his friends, came home for an hour and then went to the movies with friends, I still love him...a lot!!! And I know God has some amazing things in store for him!!

I love you!


  1. They grow up fast don't they! Great pictures of your young man. He has a wonderful smile. I remember when my girls all decided they did not want to do a celebration at home anymore. Just time with friends or a boyfriend. It was a hard thing to swallow for me. Now I have a grandson 1/2 your sons age. Happy birthday to your boy!

  2. My son is 17 today. Unbelievable to me, so I know exactly how you feel. What a good looking young man. We are both very blessed mothers. I hope he has a fabulous day!

  3. Ain't that the truth, Time Flies with our Babies!!!!
    How precious those photos are, what a Sweet good looking Boy & Happiest of Happy Birthday's to Him!!! Only 2 more years to coddle him before he leaves the nest, I pray that time stands still for you!

  4. Oh that Ty Bear is just so stinkin' cute!

    I'd wish him a happy Bday but I think he had one. So, have a good year kiddo! Hit the road!

  5. Emily called "Tylie Bear" from California so I know he got a proper amount of wishes! My baby turns 15 in 1 month - can't believe! Tyler's a doll - I've always loved how polite he is - good parenting!!

  6. What a great looking kid! I DO know how quickly the years go! Our son was 16 yesterday and turns 35 in July!