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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday To My Sweet Son

Today, March 18, 2009, my son is turning 24 years old. He's my oldest and I just can't imagine for the life of me where twenty four years have gone so quickly.
I remember when I was a little girl.....the summers seemed like they lasted forever and my Daddy would tell me "Just you wait....wait until you're older.....time will fly by" and man was he right.






A LETTER TO MY SON

My dear, dear kiddo,

It seems just like yesterday when all three of us were sitting in this chair.
It seems like yesterday and yet it seems like twenty four years. Maybe more sometimes.
I told you when your sister was born that you were "a big boy now" so you would always say from thereafter "I'm a big boy now but when I grow little I'm going to be a football player". Anything that you said about growing up you always said "when I grow little". I thought that was the cutest thing ever. When your sister was born and I brought her home from the hospital you said "I never wanted a baby.....I only wanted one big black dog. That's all I wanted......one big black dog!!" Of course I got you your big black dog Doo-Wah and you loved her fiercly.
You loved playing baseball, taking Gor Chor Kung Fu and you were a straight A student who took all advanced classes. You learned to read when you were four years old. You made friends easily. You had a terrible temper and used to tease your sister mercessly.
Justin.......crazy things happen in life. Things that I don't understand. Things that you don't understand. Things that no one understands. One thing that I do understand and one thing that I know is true in this life is......that I love you. I love you with everything in me.
I hope that you have the best birthday ever. I can't believe that twenty four years of summers and winters have passed in our lives. Geez, sometimes I feel so old and sometimes I feel so young.

Gold and Silver have I none but worth a million is my son........

I long for you every day my son. I long for those days when you were big and going to grow little.

Your Mom

*************"You're gonna miss this, you're gonna want this back.
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast.
These are the good times, so take a good look around
You may not know it now. You're gonna miss this"**************
~~~~song by Trace Atkins~~~~



Steady On
Reggie Girl

56 comments:

  1. Neat post.

    And the best from the rest of us to him.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you son. What a sweet letter. I love that song by Trace...so perfect for us mommies.

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  3. hOoo,, so sweet, Reggie,,
    Send him birthday greetings from me :)
    Happy 24!

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  4. Happy Birthday wishes to your son!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your son!!

    My niece turned ONE today to. Special day indeed!

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  6. what a lovely post. my son turned 24 a couple weeks ago - its amazing to remember the sweet little boy he was and now see him turned into this tall hairy man! congrats and kudos to you, mamma.. on a job well done! :)

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  7. Wishing your son a happy Birthday!

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  8. Charming post. A happy - if belated - birthday to him.

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  9. Happy birthday to you son. What a most beautiful letter of tribute to him! He's lucky to have you as his mom!

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  10. tomorrow the 19th my son will turn FORTY!! Oh MY God - where does time go. But wait if my sone is 40 how can I be 39!!
    hugs and kisses

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  11. Tears, to early in the morning :) Birthdays have away of doing that to us, don't they? I was talking to my little daddy last night and he reminded me that my first born would be 30 this month on the 28th. I about choked. Oh where do the years go...
    Birthday joy to the birthday boy!

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  12. Reggie girl - You'll be brushing tears from his big man's eyes if you show him this!

    You are a treasure, and he is adored, that is clear - Happy Birthday, Justin! from those of us who love your mom x

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  13. What an amazing letter.....that def. should be printed and framed along with that photo. Beautiful.

    My oldest son is almost 18 and like you....cannot even begin to imagine where the time is going. I try to cherish every day, even if it includes a stinky locker smelling bedroom or dirty dishes everywhere.

    Peace and love~
    *~Michelle~*

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  14. That was lovely! Please tell him Happy Birthday. As an aside, I think that when I first joined Weight Watchers many years ago I was hoping to "grow little!" It's all about perspective!
    xoxoxo

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  15. Happy Birthday Justin !!!!!!! Reggie: That letter made me cry, your awesome !

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  16. A beautiful sentiment sweetly expressed in words of love. Sons are wonderful! And their mothers are treasures of great price.

    Something awaits you on Secondary Roads.

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR LUCKY SON.. Such a Lucky Guy to have a mom as cool as you Reggie Girl.. You're soooo sweet! Hope your son have many more birthdays to come. God bless you.. You really have a beautiful family out there!

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog. I just Love yours!!
    The letter to your son is very touching... Happy Birthday to Him & many, many more in good health!!
    I hope to blog with you again!!
    Love,
    Marilyn
    xxoo

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  19. Alright. That's the second blog that I've read today by someone wishing their kid a happy birthday. Honestly people, there aren't enough tissues in the world for this! You guys are so lucky to have these wonderful relationships. And it seems to me that you know that. Steady on, Girl!

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  20. Oh Darlin' that is just so sweet! Happy Birthday dear bloggy friends Son. Happy Birthday dear bloggy friends Son. Happy Birthday dear bloggy friends Soooooon. Happy Birthday tooooo youuuuuuu!

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  21. Oh so sweet...happy birthday to your boy. What a beautiful letter.

    Breeze

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  22. How sweet! And you have not changed a bit in all those years! :-)

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  23. Happy Birthday to your son. My oldest is also 24, and how many times have I said the same thing, I feel so old, and yet I feel so young! Where did all those years go to!!! My daughter's 18th birthday was yesterday, yup, a St. Patty's Day baby. Anyway, hope you have a good day. The 18th of March is a great day to have a birthday, it was my dad's too.

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  24. Happy Birthday baby boy!

    RG~that is the sweetest letter. (tears)

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  25. this is so very touching....my eldest sonis 38, and his bro is 33...whew..i feel old.
    sons are the best!!!

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  26. Very sweet letter to your baby boy who's grown a little!

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  27. Nice post about your son, and a great blog overall! You inspire me to do more with mine... LS Collison (also midlife-ish and menopausal!)

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  28. Time slips by so fast doesn't it?
    Wonderful letter to your son.

    Amy xxx

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  29. Happy birthday Justin! Wish I hadn't put on mascara today...tiny sob...tears. I have the same emotions. Life flies with children, mine are 21 and 17. I love the young adults they are but so miss those little days. Have a wonderful day, Pam

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  30. Happy Birthday to your son!
    Exellent letter!

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  31. What a beautiful letter !!!!
    Hope you all have a wonderful day :)

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  32. Your son is lucky to have nice parents like you. Wish him many happy returns on my behalf and all my best wishes.

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  33. Awww...they grow up so fast don't they? Happy Birthday to your son!

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  34. Aaah how lovely! and I can tell you that I feel the same way about mine. I don't think they realise just how MUCH you love them, do they! Maybe when they have children of their own, that's when they know...
    Blessings, Star

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  35. What a great letter and i love the song!!!!

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  36. Stop! That song makes me cry!

    Happy birthday, son!!!!!!

    (Good luck tomorrow at the Dr., Mom)

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  37. Very nice post. It is hard to believe where the years have gone.

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  38. Happy Birthday to Reggie Girl's baby boy!
    P.S. Reggie Girl...you're still a hot Mama LOL

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  39. Hi Reggie,
    A real touching letter:) i'm just 3 years older than your son and what i'm going to tell you was i got married when i was 23rd and stayed apart from my parents was my most terrible thing in my 1st year of marriage all because of i really miss my mom and & dad. Even now....I can really felt how strong of your love towards your son here.
    I believed this was the greatest birthday gift and the precious pic for him to remember:)

    Love to come by again!
    xoxo
    Zoe

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  40. Thank you for sharing with us your love for your younger growing son... ;p Didn't want a baby... but a big black dog, so cute. My little guy sounds like him and I cry when he suddenly gets bigger...

    ~Strawberry Girl

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  41. Sadly so very true. But, of course your son won't believe a word.

    I hope he discovers your blog in a bout 40 years time!

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  42. What a sweet letter! Happy birthday to him!

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  43. Reggie Girl...

    Hope your son's birthday is only the beginning of the best days of his life. May they be enriched and cherished with the assurance that his mother loves him, not the same as the first moment he entered her life...but more!

    I have a friend that once said, there is no greater love then that which a mother has for her child...and your letter is a testament to those words.

    So happy birthday to your son, your husband, your daughter...and to you...the beginning of all his dreams.

    OWW/Claire

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  44. What a sweet letter. And congratulations! My son turned 31 in February and my daughter was 30 last week--their ages make me feel older than thinking of my own!

    Very nice blog--thanks for commenting so I could land here!

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  45. A beautiful ode to your son, Reggie!
    Talking about time, I sure would like to give Father Time a sleeping pill; one strong enough to stop time for, oh, a decade or so! ;)

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  46. Thanks for stopping by. I will make sure I let you know about the next reading group. What a great letter to your son. (I love Trace Atkins).

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  47. Great letter..I loved the part about wanting a big black dog instead of a sister...such "a boy" thing to say! Happy Birthday to him! :)

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  48. That was a really beautiful birthday wish. I am also throughly amazed how quickly it has gone...

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  49. What a beautiful letter to your son. He must be so proud to have a wonderful mother like you who loves him so much. Many thanks and happy birthdya to him (belatedly).

    Greetings from London.

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  50. Thinking of you this morning and praying all goes well.

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  51. I love Trace's song too, it touched my heart the first time I heard it. My son, and only child, turned 27 last fall. For some reason, 31 sticks in my mind as being a good age, and I'm speechless that my son is close to my "good age"!!! It doesn't seem real...

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  52. Isn't it great watching beautiful kids grow up? Both my children have birthdays around now...

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  53. Oh this touches me, my son is going to turn 22 and I love his butt so much! Even when he misbehaves! He is lucky to have you there for him!!!

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