Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

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,