Friday, January 26, 2007

Birthday Wishes to My Boy




It's a happy day today at our household. Mixed with a little melancholy for mom. Today my baby boy is turning 15. Fifteen!

I can't say out loud he's a baby boy anymore. He's gone from a shy, little boy hanging fiercely onto my hand, and sometimes my leg, in new situations to a wonderfully polite young man. He's gone from a little boy who loved "The Lion King" and all things related, to a young man who loves "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars". He's gone from a little boy who I had to pick up to hug to a young man who is now taller than me and the picking up I do is in my taxi car. He's gone from the little boy who drove the hot wheels cars down the slide to the young man who got his learner's and now wants to drive the family car, hopefully not down the slide. He's gone from a little boy who screamed and clung to my neck because he didn't want to go under the water at the pool to a young man who asked to be baptized at church last year.

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SON! YOU'RE A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU IN EVERYWAY! And I'll still call you my baby boy in my heart.

LOVE YA!

24 comments:

Kate said...

That is just so precious to read! Hope you have wonderful day filled with many sweet memories! :)

Barbie said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!!! Wow 15! That seems like it would be a big one for a Mama:) Such a sweet post you wrote for him!

Doris said...

Happy Birthday!

momrn2 said...

Happy Birthday to your growing boy! May it be memory filled!!

Chris said...

Boys are such a sweet gift to their mothers.
This was beautiful!
Happy Birthday to your "baby" boy!

Linda said...

Oh i can so relate to this post. Yes, remember the Lion King days. Sigh. But we are SO proud of the young men they've become.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday, hope it's a great day :)

Barb said...

Fifteen is a big deal. Not quite as big a deal as sixteen, but fifteen is definitely a "big boy!" Heck. My first boyfriend was fifteen. I know that's a huge comfort to you. LOL

Happy Birthday to him. I hope it's a very special day for him.

This is too funny - a comment just came in from you - we're apparently reading each other's blogs at exactly the same moment. :-)

Shalee said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet son!

Susie said...

What a great post! I don't even want to think about my almost 10 yr. old son being 15. He is already hugging less and he doesn't want me to help in his classroom anymore. It sounds like your's is growing up to be quite a gentleman.

{Karla} said...

Happy Birthday!

That outfit on him in that baby picture is so cute!!

Blessings,
Karla

angeleyes Blue said...

I also remember those 'Lion King' Days. My son excelled in elementary school. Loved every minute of it. Sample Parent teacher conference...what can we say about your son? he's perfect. My comment... thank you but I know he's not perfect. HaHA.

Mid-school was quite the challenge. He almost failed 6th grade. I caught it in March the next year and demanded a parent/teacher conference. I was in a room with 8 teachers saying WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME? We pulled it together and got him on the right track again so he made it to 7th grade. 8th grade, he hated school and lapped me in height. He is not impressed with 9th grade.

He still doesn't have a learners permit to drive (too young) and is starting to fill out and turning into a nice fella.

He has a sister in 8th grade who has also lapped me in height.

I have learned to trust those early years when they were full of zeal and wonder. I have learned to trust the things that I taught them when they were little...trust that I gave them each a strong and firm foundation.

So along winded Happy Birthday to your son.

Have a great day :)
Pammy Jean

PastorMac's Ann said...

Awww. They grow up so quickly.

Happy Birthday to your boy. 15! Wow!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday to your son
Hope he has a lovely day

Susanne said...

Thank you everyone for the nice wishes. I'll be passing them on to my boy.

Pammy Jean: I've seen you comment a few times but have not been able to respond because your name does not link anywhere. So I'll just use this space to say hello and thanks for coming by. I hope you see it.

Chappyswife said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son!!! 15, wow. What good memories you have. I have the same pool one of my son who will be 14 next month. They just grow too fast.

Cmommy said...

I didn't realize that our sons were so close in age--
Happy Birthday to your awesome young man! You captured the journey perfectly. :-)C

Melanie said...

Wow!Happy Birthday to your son. Hope you have a fun weekend.

Christina said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Gosh how time flies. Mine is turning 15 in March.

Katrina said...

Hope his birthday was absolutely wonderful!!

org junkie said...

Hope your son had a fantastic birthday!!!! Did you give him the royal bumps!?

Laura :)

Kathryn said...

Happy Belated B-day to your boy. My 18 yr old went from Lion King to Lord of the Rings and Star Wars too!

He's still my baby boy too. Always will be - it's a mother's prerogative - we went through labour!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to your son, Susanne!
This is so sweet...:)

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your son. It is so bitter-sweet to watch them grow up and leave all those childish things we loved so much behind. He sounds like a terrific guy!