Thursday, November 6, 2008

Where Have the Years Gone....

It's hard to believe that eighteen years ago my baby boy was born. Yesterday we joyously celebrated Brandon's eighteenth birthday. I can't believe how quickly time flies. I think all moms say this. We anxiously await their first smile, first step, first word and then before we know it they are a young adult. I am so proud of him. He is a wonderful young man and I know that God has great plans for him. I can hardly wait to see. We celebrated his birthday with his grandparents. My husband took this photo. I wanted a picture of him and I. I was the first one to take a photo with him eighteen years ago as the doctor placed him in my arms. My heart swells just thinking of that moment years ago.
Here is that first photo. A moment that is forever ingraved in my heart.
I couldn't let the day pass by without some HOOPLA for his birthday. Doesn't every high school senior want their mom showing up during lunch with a birthday cake? It's funny but Brandon never minds when I come to school. He attends a small Christian school and everybody knows everybody there. So I arranged to bring the cake into school during his lunch period. I made the cake, it served 100 people. I came up with the idea of the "king/golfer" because he was the king of the school for homecoming , and he is the captain of the varsity golf team.
He was laughing at me as I took this photo... I always have a camera in my hand, not wanting to miss that special moment in time. I wanted it to be a day to remember. I want to make memories for my children. Memories that they will cherish and hold dear to their hearts. I think it's our responsibility as moms to always let them know how much we love them. It's little things like this, that let our children know how much they are loved, and how special they are to us.
I am so greatful that God has filled my life with the blessing of being a mom. Heaven sends special gifts For parents to adore Tiny hands and bright eyes, Ready to explore Making their way With protection and love From parents on earth And angels above.

7 comments:

Kathy - mom of many said...

Yes, it truly is a blessing to be a mom. What a nice memory he'll have of you always making things special for him. My oldest will be 18 in less than 2 months. The time has flown. Happy Birthday Brandon!

tammy said...

I love the relationship you guys have. So nice to see. Happy B-day Brandon! From, some lady you don't know. :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

How special. My son just turned 18 on 10/19 and I still cannot believe it's true.

Happy birthday to Brandon!

Life with Mimi and Bunny said...

Let me just say that you look amazing 18 years later. I would have NEVER guessed that you have an 18 year old. You look like you can hang with me and the other moms of 6 years olds! I hope I look that good in 12 years!!

Amy said...

What a handsome son! I know what you're talking about... my oldest is 14 and it seems like just yesterday he was born. Enjoy each moment... time does fly!

Cassie said...

I just found your blog and LOVE your ideas. Happy birthday to your son...and you don't look old enough to have an 18 year old!

Adrienne said...

Ok - I'm crying over here ... I have 2 little boys (4 1/2 and 2) and my heart is just bursting with love for them ... I can't imagine them at 18!

Happy birthday big guy ~ you're a lucky fella to have your mamma!

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