Sunday, November 24, 2013

What I'm thankful for year after year.

They arrived in such different ways - one through long, hard med-less labor, the other cut from me after an unexpected breech presentation. But I couldn't be more thankful for the pair of them. Both due on Thanksgiving day, both making an appearance a wee bit early.
Now my older son is 20 and my younger son hits 17 tomorrow.  ut when I look at my tall young men, I still see my tiny babies. I guess I always will.

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  1. smiles...def to be thankful for...our first was the hard one...the second easy...and yes they always will be.

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    1. My first was very hard in terms of my work, but that was okay.

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  2. and what a good thing to be thankful for.

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  3. My son is a Thanksgiving baby too. I'm sooo thankful that it means I can see him on his birthday. Happy birthday to your handsome young men!

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    1. Thanks! I'm waiting anxiously to see my older son soon!

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  4. Oh, what a TOUCHING story! I actually got a bit teary-eyed because anything that has to do with babies, touches me so much.

    What wonderful photos!

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to BOTH your sons!

    X

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    1. Thanks, Ron - I get a little teary myself thinking about my boys' births.

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  5. Similar story, both December babies, early, one difficult and one easy - I also am thankful to see my son who lives over 2000 miles away! For Christmas, though, not Thanksgiving :(

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    1. I don't actually have mine this Thanksgiving, so I have that same feeling. :(

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  6. this is the kind of endless selfless loving that shows our truest colors. congratulations to you for these happy birthdays.

    i'm on my knees thankful also…

    love
    kj

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  7. Such wonder and thankfulness to have and cherish.

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  8. That's how mom eyes work and I wouldn't change a thing about that. Your men are blessings indeed.

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  9. lucky you to have these moments on photos!

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  10. Oh yes I can understand that. My two boys are 42 and 37 respectively and I still see my babies when I look at them.

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  11. My two girls were both born on Dec 1st, the son in May. When they call me I still hear the pounding of little feet coming down the stairs. The oldest is approaching 40, and at some point you might find the parent/child role reversing a little, calls asking 'um, how are you doing', thinly veiled suggestions that it's nearing time for you to 'move a little closer to us', etc.
    Once they arrive in the L&D room, they become the focus of your life, and it never goes away.

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    1. I can 't help saying, what a lovely comment

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    2. I think they became the focus from the moment I knew I was pregnant, especially once I felt them moving around in my belly.

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  12. What a sweet post and Happy Birthday to both of them!!!

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  13. Being able to see the good changes from baby to adult is a wonderful thing for a parent. Sounds like you did an excellent job.

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    1. Thank you, I'm doing my best, even if imperfectly.

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  14. Happy Birthday to both of your boys. And Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)

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  15. Ha, you sound exactly like my Mom.

    I guess most Mom's have that same thought.

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  16. One of my nephews was born over Thanksgiving weekend, and my husband's nephew was born on Thanksgiving Day. It's a good day for a baby to arrive. Happy Birthday to your two guys. They are always kids. That's their burden to bear! :)

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  17. Truly great "things" to be thankful for in our children. I hope they had great birthdays this year!

    betty

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  18. My son is 42 now and I still think of him as my little toddler and he keeps pointing this out to me. He is now joined in that by my 41 year old daughter in law who thinks that I also spoil him silly! She does not mind being spoiled silly herself though.

    And like you, I am grateful.

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