Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy (Slightly Late) Birthday, Youngest Son!



Twenty years ago last Sunday our much-anticipated youngest son arrived. Fun-loving from the start, he has also loved books apparently since birth, and is very well read. He used to enjoy acting, doing all the different accents spot on. He has always been fond of the water, swimming and boating, and playing soccer. He is a graphic artist volunteering in missions work. He can play a mean game of pool, since he is ambidextrous, but is also formidable at Chess, good at both offense and defense in the same game. Sometimes I wonder if his mind is also ambidextrous! He's talented, fun-loving, cheerful, serious, a great conversationalist, intelligent and a joy to his family.

I would have wished him a Happy Birthday earlier, but I'm having a little trouble with the concept of having no more teenagers. I keep having this dream where I am walking down a long, winding path, pushing my youngest son in a stroller. As we walk, he grows, until when we finally reach our destination he is a grown man, crouched in the stroller glowering at me, angry because I won't let him out. Of course, we all know what that means - time for grandchildren!

Seriously, though, I do wish him a Happy Manhood and since he's just as cool as he always was, I'm sure I shall enjoy this phase of our lives as well!

13 comments:

Cherdecor said...

What a cute little boy and Happy Birthday to him!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Who knew that children come in a box?! At least the box is marked perishable. [giggle]

He's a cutie. Congrats on the birthday kiddo. Hope your days are always happy, full of fun, and prosperity. :o)

Protege said...

Incredibly fun and happy set of pictures! He was cute as a boy and I am sure is handsome young man today.
Beautiful post as always.;)
Happy birthday from Denmark.;)
xo

Sassy Granny ... said...

Children ought to have Mom's permission to grow up so fast.

Congrats for delivering him into manhood with such affections (and alive)! We mother's deserve a gift or an award with each passing year too.

Hugs,
Kathleen

Betsy said...

Oh yes, he's a cutie! Happy birthday! :)

nikkipolani said...

Aaack! I love that first shot with his feet sticking out! How wonderful to have such a lovely boy in your family. Happy belated birthday to him as he enters his 20s.

daffy said...

What fun pics! hehe Hey, Better late than never is what we always say but it was never going to be never was it!
Many Happy returns to your son!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday to the newly minted non teenager :)

Love the photos!

Charli and me said...

Awww... Nice tribute to your son. Pass along birthday greetings from me and Charli ♥

Charli and me said...

Awww... Nice tribute to your son. Pass along birthday greetings from me and Charli ♥

jenniferw said...

I feel your pain and your joy! We said "goodbye" to our last teenaged child when Andrew turned 20 on March 29th! I've got a four-year-old granddaughter, though ... sooo, in nine years there will be another teenager in the family. Life goes on and on ...

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to him! What a bittersweet dream ... I think ahead to my kids growing up, and it makes me want to enjoy every moment with them here now - although I know life will be good when they're on their own as well - just in a different way. Your son sounds like a great young man - congratulations!

thedailydish said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you all had a blast! PS: Love the pix - perishable - keep refrigerated -- hahahah!

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