Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Number One Son

Twenty-four years ago today, on Super Bowl Sunday, I gave birth to my one and only child. Born in the first month, at 1:01 am, weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce and measuring 21 inches in length he was bound to be number 1 in our hearts. What a pleasure to raise this boy was, which didn't leave us very prepared to say goodbye to him in front of that dorm room several years ago. I had always heard that by the time you get through the teen years you are ready for them to move out, not so in our case. Wise beyond his years he always amazed us with his common sense and larger than life vocabulary.
Now a man with a very deep voice he continues to make us proud. Always able to make things happen for himself, while making friends along the way.
Once my child and now my friend.

Happy Birthday My Son.



@JDHealingTimeOnEarth said...

Wow, their birthdays are one day apart, too! It's good to be a parent to # 1 son.
You done good.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

all that, and he brought a wonderful girl home.

frugalmom said...

Awww....happy birthday!

That pic makes me think of my 10 yr old son...he kinda looks like that when I try to kiss him goodbye!

Holly said...

awww, I love it.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! He's sure loving that smooch, Mom! :D

Beautiful tribute to your bouncing baby boy :)


Country Girl said...

Very cool they get to celebrate their b-days together. Great post and Happy b-day to your #1 Son!

Marigold said...

Wow! He and Goldilocks have birthdays right together? How odd is that? It is an omen, I say. Does HE get a Peanut cake? Someone should. Happy Birthday son guy! You need a goat.

goatgirl said...

I know! It is an omen that their birthdays are so close together. Goldilocks told me tonight that if I would have just had him an hour and a few minutes sooner they'd share a birthday. Believe me, after 47 hours of labor, I tried...really I did.
Thanks everyone for wishing my boy and his girl a happy birthday.

Marigold, When he was little I called him Peanut.

inadvertent farmer said...

Mine 1st born just turned 23, he was born the day before the superbowl...which the cowboys won that year! There is something about those first borns that still tug on you heart strings! Kim

Danni said...

I love how you write about your son. He is so lucky to have you as his momma.

Tracey said...

Aww! Sons are the best aren't they?
Yours sounds wonderful! Happy Birthday to him!!