Wednesday, February 11, 2009
My son's birthday
With a smile on his face, my oldest son admired his new football jersey in the mirror this morning. Turning twelve today is a big deal to him. He is officially becoming a big kid, or should I say a young man. As his mom, I feel more emotional about this birthday for some reason. I'm so happy to have such a nice, creative, smart and thoughtful young man for a son. He tries hard to help his two brothers and sister in so many ways. I know that they get on his nerves like most younger kids tend to do. On the whole, he always comes around to try and be their big buddy. When he came into our lives, my whole world opened up being a first time mom. I will always cherish those memories of the two of us spending our special time together when he was a little guy. We both had a lot to learn about how this whole mom/kid relationship works. I remember our little games and walks around the park. It was a sweet time for the two of us. After my other little ones started arriving, we didn't have as many of those one on one days together. But we still find time to watch a TV show together or have a good conversation. I get a kick out of watching him play his video games or looking at a great picture that he drew. I'm so proud of how hard he works as a student and his sense of teamwork when he gives his all on the soccer field. We will always be good buddies. Time to get his brownies out of the oven. His big guy face will light up when he sees them : ) I love my birthday boy!