happy birthday!

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

we will never forget the day you entered our lives. you made us a mom and dad – a distinction you own. 
we are so grateful for you – as in down on our knees in thanksgiving grateful – that God made us parents. 
and he started with you. i could gush and gush about how much we love this guy and how this is the first birthday that i will not lay eyes on one of my children. tonight jeff is taking him to dinner in clemson. working all over the state has it perks! 
 i am stopping here ;) i am trying to avoid a stack of tissues.. and i am getting close.
his birthday weekend was also the last weekend of duck season. he was home (but not really home.) he camped on the water and popped in and out all weekend. we had a get together planned - a small celebration. but the best gift we could give him was one last day of uninterrupted hunting time with his buddies.

 so thirty minutes before heading back to clemson, we had a quick celebration. despite a long shower, make up remover and eventually dawn dish soap... his face was still covered in camo paint. "i am thankful for what i get. right?"

 an emergency candle was used for a real emergency.
how many times have i forgetten the  birthday candles?

  happy nineteenth birthday buddy! 
we love you! 

your life has so much goodness ahead. 
so much. 
Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

I think not being with them on their birthdays is one of the hardest things for me!
Happy birthday to your college boy!

Cheryl said...

Your last two posts have simply melted my heart. I understand that love. That love that hurts. We are so blessed.

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