Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Birthday

Sixteen years ago today I gave birth to my first child. For many who read this sixteen may seem trivial but to me this is an important time - he's completely in teenager mode but mindful of his future with his eye on college.  He's a young man just two short years away from jumping into the rest of his life.  No doubt he will go away to college, which I guess at some point will sadden me, but for now I cannot help but help guide him and cheer him on while he makes wise choices and plans for his college years.

Once I could carry him:
so hard to believe he was once that little
Not anymore:
he could easily carry me now
I love this boy with every piece of my being.  He opened my world, taught me how to be a good mother and is my biggest fan.  Oh and he loves my food.   Having celebrations and milestones like today are a great reminder of the wonderful things in life which help to even out the challenges. 

I'm working on a couple of big projects for school but thankfully have had a bit of time at the sewing machine to keep myself from completely going crazy with a little progress on the t-shirt quilt for my cousin.  Sewing up those four-squares was maddening as I kept having to rip out seams and sew them again to get the center points to line up.  So maybe it made me a little crazier?  hehe - just kidding.
each square is 24"x 24"
I'm doing good ~ healing a bit I believe.  Getting used to my new normal.  With the really tough jobs behind me and a bit of closure yesterday I'm looking toward the future with a positive lens - even have a script started for my next podcast which I plan to record on Wednesday.  For me, the fact that I have the yearning to record feels very good.  

Time for me to get back to my schoolwork ~ hope you are all having a great weekend,


  1. Happy birthday to your son! As I remember it, 16 was a huge milestone for me when I was his age, as I sure it is for him too.

    I'm so glad to hear that you are getting used to your new normal and that you are starting to get more closure. I'm sure it will take time. Can't wait to hear the next podcast! Hugs my friend :)

  2. Happy birthdayto your son, I'm glad you are putting in some creative time for yourself.

  3. Happy Birthday to your son. Hope he is celebrating you!

  4. Happy Birthday to your handsome son! Glad to hear you are doing some healing. Hope the T-shirt quilt eases up on you!

  5. aww. sweet post. Love my kids' birthdays!
    Congrats on some progress despite the set-backs...I've been 'unpicking' too!

  6. I was thinking about you today and hoping you were having a good day. :)
    Happy Birthday to your boy! How exciting!

    The T-shirt quilt is looking good!

    I am on podcast 13 and still loving them. Looking forward to your upcoming one.

  7. What a beautiful post! Congratulations on your son's birthday. My eldest, too, just turned sixteen. I feel the same way you do, and I'm in awe of the young man he is becoming.

    Looking forward to hearing your next podcast!

  8. Congratulations on making 16 years! Isn't it strange to have a man-child? I know, I've got two of them. Your t-shirt quilt is shaping up very nicely. I'm waiting for you to finish yours before I start mine. That way you can tell me all the do's and don'ts, haha.

  9. Time goes fast, he looks like a wonderful young man, I hope you had a lovely birthday.