Saturday, June 12, 2010

Letter to My Son On His Birthday

Birthday Boy:

Sorry for the email but, between the time change and everyone's crazy schedules, we hope to catch up with you some time today or early this evening to again wish you a happy birthday.
Twenty three years ago you made me the happiest person on the face of the earth.  You were the most beautiful baby ever, so little and brown.  You smiled from the get-go.  Such a happy, joyous child.  You have given us moments of stress, fear and great love.  Glad the first two are pretty much done tho'.  Growing pains are, possibly, hardest on the parents. 

I hope today is special.  I hope you do get to skydive.  I so wanted to when I was your age.  Well, a few years younger, actually.  By the time I was your age, I was planning my wedding to your father.  Can you imagine?

Wish we were all together.  But we soon will be. 

Re:  those "presents" you bought for Dad & your brother, you'd better check w/ the post office as to the legality of mailing.  They may be construed as weapons.  You might be better off using UPS or Fed Ex but I would be upfront w/ all.  You don't need some postal regs to bite you in your tiny little butt.

I love you  I love you  I love you.      Mamma              




Baino said...

Aww so sweet. How the time flies. I've just been watching my 23 year old brandishing a chainsaw all weekend, used to be dribbling on a tricycle. How did you get him to move out again? Happy birthday anyway. He's a fine looking young man.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i hope your boys is having a wonderful birthday...though i am intrigued as to what was in the post...hmm...

Tanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to the Birthday Boy!! 23 years go by in a flash, don't they, CG? It is hard being apart from them... but, they have their own adventures and lives to explore... and, we are proud they do. =)

California Girl said...

Hi Baino: this is the older one. He's been out of the house since 05 going to university. He's on the six year plan LOL!

Brian: I'd have explained but since it's for Father's Day and my husband reads my blogs occasionally, I can't explain yet. my son just returned from a month in Costa Rica taking environmental study so you can take your best guess.

Noni: Thanks, Grandmother! You have the joy of the new grandchild and it must be like parenting all over again w/o the 24/7 aspect.

Grandmother Mary said...

It all happens so fast and then they're having little ones and starting the cycle again. I'm in awe!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to the Number One Son!!

Growing pains are definitely hardest on the parents!!

Betsy Brock said...

OK...can't wait until after Father's Day to find out! :)
happy birthday to your son! handsome guy! :)

Anonymous said...

Whew. I got to check up on those silver hair wigs. Wow.

Happy birthday to your boy.

Ruth said...

He's pretty as a girl, but better as a boy.

We were just comparing where we were at our kids' age. We got married when I was 21 and Don was 23. Every year that passed I understood how young that was.