Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Son

Twenty four years ago today our son joined our family. I was supposed to have another C-section and was scheduled to have him on the 25th. My dad had a hard time with this. He said his grandson will come when God determines it’s time for him to come and not when the doctor said. Mind you, we did not know if we were having a girl or boy, but my dad was convinced he was a boy. Our son agreed with him and he was a day early. He’s still always early. I remember looking into his eyes and falling in love.

As a child he was very active. We would call him “Ricochet Rabbit.” He was fast and always on the move. His tender heart came through when he slowed down enough to show it.

Today, I celebrate his birthday even though he is three thousand miles away, but in my heart I hold him close.

Tom and I couldn’t be prouder of our son. He’s strong, hard working, and handsome (like his pops). I admire how determined he is in pursuing his dreams. I love how focused he is.

I look forward to seeing you at Christmas. Happy Birthday, Son. Your pops and I love you very much.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009

16 comments:

Demara said...

Happy Birthday to him...he looks so much like Keith Green.ers

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! look at him! Happy Birthday to him! Blessings to him!

LDH said...

Happy Birthday to your all-grown-up baby boy!

Susan said...

Your son, our son-in-love, & my husband all share this November 24th as a birthday!!!!
Susan

Dawn said...

I love it that he came early for his grandpa. What a fine young man he has become. I am glad he gets to be with you at Christmas! Does you daughter also?

Nadine said...

Demara - I never saw that before but you're right he does look a little like that.

Tina - Thanks for the blessings for him.

LDH - He is all grown up. I can't believe how quickly time passed.

Susan - Well Happy Birthday to your son-in-love & hubby. It was a good day to be born.

Dawn - I'm very grateful that our daughter gets to come also. I miss them both. They have to put up with lots of hugs and kisses.

Italian Bird said...

Happy B.day to him, I'm very happy that you will see both of them on Christmas! Big Hug

JEWELIA said...

awwwww your boys birthday..he will always be your boy. All grown up,but always yours. I hope we get to meet him during the holidays.

Ginnie said...

He looks so much like Tom! and I can also see the resemblance to Keith Green. interesting. does he sing? Happy birthday to you Nadine. in a way, it's your birth-day too. congrats on a fine son . Ginnie

chelle said...

awww your are such a loving mom! Many birthday wishes to your son!

Jillian, Inc said...

Awwww.. happy birthday to your son!

Shionge said...

Happy Birthday to your Son and Happy Thanksgiving to you & Tom :D

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful son... may this year be blessed and special! I love his birth story and the wonderful way you've shared it!

Lil Red said...

He looks a lot like your husband...same eyes.

I can't imagine you having such a grown-up son when you look so young! Happy Birthday to your handsome boy!!

Lil Red said...

PS - Happy Thanksgiving, Chica!!

Jacki said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son! He does look a lot like Tom...but with hair. :-)