Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Sunshine

(This was scheduled to post at 3/14/09 @ 7:14 am. Blogger obviously was asleep then, so I'll post it a day late!)
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This is John David. My nickname for him is & always has been Sunshine because when he would wake up at night I would sing him to sleep with You Are My Sunshine.

Today my Sunshine is 17 years old. I am proud of the young man he is & the man that he is becoming, but I honestly can't figure out how it's been 17 years & how my baby to to be 6 ft. tall.

I get weepy sentimental on both of my boys birthdays, but with him being this old, I'm starting to measure my time with him, here, with this house as the center of his world. I don't just love this kid, I really like him & just thinking of him leaving the nest breaks my heart. So I will try to enjoy all the time I have with him & overlook the fact that he is a large, often annoying, teenage boy!

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

I've got a 17 year old too. Time flies, doesn't it? Happy Birthday to your son.

I saw your request for prayer about speaking in church this morning. I'm praying for you!

Diane said...

ooh happy birthday sunshine!! :)

he's so handsome!

Joy said...

Happy birthday, you handsome fellow, you!

blueviolet said...

Awwwww....that's sweet. I sang that song to my daughter when she was little. :)

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

That is one of my most favorite songs too! I used to sing it to my son, while I was pregnant all of the time.

We'll celebrate it as a birthday weekend since we are a day late! Nothing wrong with enjoying some well wishes a couple of days in a row! Happy Birthday!

He And Me + 3 said...

Such a sweet post. Hard to believe that your baby is now taller than you huh? I dread that day, but I know it will happen. ugh.
Happy Birthday to John!

heidi said...

What a bittersweet thing. Happy Birthday to him and sending you love.

Rachael said...

happy 17th birthday john david!

Rachael said...

Wow! Happy Birthday to your boy! I can't believe one day mine is going to turn 17!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Birthdays are such a bittersweet time for mothers, aren't they? We want them to grow up, but it hurts to watch it happen sometimes.