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.
smiles...def to be thankful for...our first was the hard one...the second easy...and yes they always will be.ReplyDelete
My first was very hard in terms of my work, but that was okay.Delete
Oh, that's so sweet!ReplyDelete
and what a good thing to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm waiting anxiously to see my older son soon!Delete
Oh, what a TOUCHING story! I actually got a bit teary-eyed because anything that has to do with babies, touches me so much.ReplyDelete
What wonderful photos!
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to BOTH your sons!
Thanks, Ron - I get a little teary myself thinking about my boys' births.Delete
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 :(ReplyDelete
I don't actually have mine this Thanksgiving, so I have that same feeling. :(Delete
this is the kind of endless selfless loving that shows our truest colors. congratulations to you for these happy birthdays.ReplyDelete
i'm on my knees thankful also…
Thanks - it's a big blessing, I know.Delete
Such wonder and thankfulness to have and cherish.ReplyDelete
You are blessed.ReplyDelete
I sure am.Delete
That's how mom eyes work and I wouldn't change a thing about that. Your men are blessings indeed.ReplyDelete
My mother says the same thing about us.Delete
lucky you to have these moments on photos!ReplyDelete
That's really true.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
It's there, still in their faces.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Once they arrive in the L&D room, they become the focus of your life, and it never goes away.
I can 't help saying, what a lovely commentDelete
I think they became the focus from the moment I knew I was pregnant, especially once I felt them moving around in my belly.Delete
What a sweet post and Happy Birthday to both of them!!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I'm doing my best, even if imperfectly.Delete
Happy Birthday to both of your boys. And Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)ReplyDelete
Same to you!Delete
Ha, you sound exactly like my Mom.ReplyDelete
I guess most Mom's have that same thought.
Most likely that's the case.Delete
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! :)ReplyDelete
Truly great "things" to be thankful for in our children. I hope they had great birthdays this year!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
And like you, I am grateful.