Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Baby's Grown up

Sometimes I find blogging very difficult and very hard to come up with subjects but I can never get enough of my family.  I talk a lot about my daughter but not much about my son.  He's my first born, January 24, 1981.  There isn't one day that I never saw him without a smile.  OK when I had to diaper him, he'd fuss and cry because I was keeping him from playing, but mostly he was the happiest and funniest child.  I know all moms think their children are far advanced than others, but he was truly an over achiever when it came to physical achievements.

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He was born in January and was walking perfectly by November.  His father bought him a 2 wheeler bike with training wheels when he was 4 and by the end of the day his training wheels were off.  He surely had a need for speed.  He had me running ragged trying to keep up with him.

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By the time he could walk we put him in ice skates which he loved.  He's been playing hockey most of his life and decided he wanted to be a goalie, which horrified me, but he was so good and natural in the position.  He played youth hockey through high school.

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He was an avid water skier also and played any sport he could.

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My son has seen many challenges in his life.  He was in a horrific car accident which he broke his neck and was lucky to be alive and to be walking.  He was in a halo brace for 6 months.  One year later he decided to take a ride on a motorcycle and crashed it and broke his back.  Another 6 months in a brace.  Well he decided to slow his life down a bit after that which was music to my ears.  After getting over these physical and mental challenges he's had through his years, he has turned into the most caring and beautiful person.  He's chosen a wife who happens to be the most wonderful person and has a stepson whom he loves dearly.

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He will be 28 soon and I'm so proud of all his accomplishments and all his challenges that he's conquered my heart is swelled with happiness.    They are expecting their first son in February which will bring more joy to this boy who has become a tremendous man.  Love you David.

8 comments:

Chauncey said...

Bethy a fabulous post. Wow, you've all been through alot but what a great life he has now.

joonbeam said...

Bethy, this is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. What a lovely mother you are in all ways. David is a fortunate son. I can't wait to see that baby. Congratulations to you all! ox joonie

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

Awesome bethy.. Thanks for sharing your son with us!

Sixsisters said...

What a great post. Your love for him shows in every
word. He is blessed to have a Mom like you.

Precious Quilts said...

Oh Bethy, the hairs on my arm were moved as much as I was... what a beautiful tribute to your son, David. You all have been through so much but have managed to come through it all as stronger people able to appreciate each other with so much to look forward to! Thank you so much for sharing.

Nancy said...

Ok, I'm glad there is no one here at work right now because I'm blubbering like a baby. Beautiful and brings back memories. Sad ones but really good ones also.

The Filigree Garden said...

Your beautiful and loving post made me cry. :-) I am sure your son will make a wonderful dad.

MagdaleneJewels said...

It is sad when they do grow up, but even with all the anxiety they give us while growing up, one day they grow into their own person. What a beautiful story, I wish you son much happiness, and hopefully he will stay off the motorcycles now!