Thursday, April 5, 2012

Letter E

By a happy little cowinkydink today is my youngest son Evan's 16th Birthday.  So Today is for him!  It is quite amazing to me that 16 years have already gone by and he is standing on the precipice of adulthood.  I know as a parent that has been my job and the ultimate goal to raise a respectable young man and watch him grow into an adult and have a great and fulfilling life. However it is quite emotional as well.  I remember all the baby steps and all the first achievements.  All the hand holding and hugs (those I still get as much as I can), the fits and the tears.  But I am truly a very proud momma of both of my sons.

My tiny little tummy pal
I felt you grow and change everyday
Every kick and awkward back flip you did in your liquid home
Creating a bond with one another unlike any I have ever known
your journey out was led by my joyful tears
followed by the most beautiful sound
your first cry
I made a promise to always be there for you
always love you
protect you from as much as I was able
My job to teach and yours to learn
Although our road has not always been smooth
you endured the bumps with so much grace
giving me so much pride
So many memories of a baby, a boy and now an amazing young man
Happy Birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday to your son! I have two boys as well, and they are the greatest! I'm doing A to Z, so pop on by if you like (#1139 today)

  2. Nice post MJ. My girls are younger, but your line about a bond unlike any other really hit home.

  3. Happy birthday to your son! How exciting.

    Very nice post :)

    And thanks so much for stopping by Falling for Fiction! So nice to 'meet' you! :)

  4. What a lovely post, MJ! Happy birthday to your son. My daughter is an adult now and I can hardly believe how quickly the years flew by. Kids, no matter what their age, are to be cherished. :)

    Many thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  5. Happy Birthday to your son! My daughter recently turned 16, time flies~
    Wonderful tribute to your boy :D

  6. Awww, what a lovely way to wish your son happy birthday!

  7. Happy birthday to your son. And gosh - aren't you all so young! My youngest boy is 34 in June.

  8. This is such a heartfelt poem for your son. Happy Birthday to him. Sixteen is such a milestone. I know exactly how you feel, the combination of pride and joy competing with a longing for them to stay young. I have a daughters soon turning 16 and fourteen and I am having a rough time adjusting to letting go (or releasing my grip some) especially for the one who just ot her drivers permit & will soon have a drivers license.

    I am a new follower from the challenge

  9. Hi there! visiting from the A/Z Challenge... Today is my youngest child's birthday! She, however, is 25. Holey moley - time flies fast when you are having fun Or not!
    I've enjoyed reading your poetry. My piece on Wednesday is about Ted Kooser - poet laureate. Fun to visit with you!

  10. I've gone back through the whole alphabet.
    I like this one the best.
    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful personal feelings with us for all the days.