Happy Day of Life to My Boy

Today marks the day, 29 years ago, that I became who I was put here on the earth to be…a mom.

 

 

 

I can’t believe The Boy is 29. Where has the time gone? I don’t understand how it goes by so fast once you have kids. It seems like just yesterday I was kissing his little head and rocking him to sleep. Now, he does the same for his Lil Man.

 

 

 

I am so, so proud of our son. He never ceases to amaze me with his love for all things technology related. Not that I should be stunned…I mean, I can’t tell you how many electronic items he took apart in his youth just to see how they all worked inside.

He has overcome so many challenges. So, to say I’m proud of him is only the tip of the iceberg of the depth that pride goes.

Child of Mine…your very arrival here on this earth made my heart truly come to life. I was made to be YOUR mom and you make me thankful for that every…single…day. For all of the ways we are alike and push against each other, you make me a better person for that – smoothing out the rough edges as we go.

You have already done so much better than your dad and I – which is what we prayed for always. Our pure joy is to watch you succeed at each turn. We can’t wait to see how God blesses you in the years ahead, and we are so grateful for the moments we get to spend together. Happy, happy Day of Life!

The artist Plumb put out a song on her “Blink” album called ‘In My Arm’s and I think that it is pretty appropriate for this day that we celebrate 29 years of life…and this process of a mom’s heart always trying to find the balance of hanging on and letting go.

"In My Arms"

Your baby blues
So full of wonder
Your curly cues
Your contagious smile
And as i watch
You start to grow up
All I can do
is hold you tight

Knowing clouds will rage in
Storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash around
But you will be safe in my arms

Story books are full of fairy tales
Of kings and queens and the bluest skies
My heart is torn just in knowing
You'll someday see the truth from lies

When the clouds will rage in
Storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash around
But you will be safe in my arms

Castles – they might crumble
Dreams may not come true
But you are never all alone
'Cause I will always,
Always love you