Saturday, January 05, 2013

Happy 16, Baby Boy!

How did it happen?   
When did I close my eyes and a handsome young man took the place of my baby boy?
I can't believe that 16 years have flown by in the blink of an eye.  I feel I have missed so much and you are now wanting to fly...all I want to do is slow time down so I can keep you close.  I want to protect you from heart break and keep you safe.  I want life to bring you only blessings and joy.  I pray for you daily, that you will walk with God  and seek His will above all others.

When I look up to the baby boy that now towers over me in the body of a young man, I am stunned that we are 16 years down the path.  I was surprised when he came into this world ahead of schedule and he has continued to surprise me in so many ways, with the the depth of his intelligence, talents, kindness.  He surprises me daily with a sense of humor I could have never even fathomed out of anyone.  A recent surprise is how protective he has become of me and his siblings as he grows from boy to man.  He is a wonderful, caring and responsible young man and I am so blessed to share in his life.

 Happy 16th Birthday, my sweet baby boy.

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Luke 11:28

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8 comments:

Pamela said...

You brought tears to my eyes! I feel the same way as I watch my boys grow. They are only 8 almost9 and just turned 7. I just wish I could push the pause button every now and then. Happy Birthday to your son!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

What a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your "baby" boy!

Nancy said...

He certainly is a handsome young man. And I know he is a good man and person. He had great examples to follow.

Adrienne Shubin said...

What a wonderful post. He is a handsome young man!
Happy birthday to him and congratulations to you for raising such a special person.

Sues said...

Oh, my heart! Beautiful...

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome baby
boy.. the time go's much too fast
from this mom who has such grown kids
it makes me so sad and proud.
Nice post
Sandy

Miss Char said...

I know just how you feel Michelle even though my baby boy will be forty this year. Your thoughts on your young man just warms my heart. Happy Birthday to both of you as its a day to celebrate this beautiful child came into your life.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your dear son. I know how you feel. My son turns 16 in March! Cannot believe how quickly it has all gone by.