Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

It's hard to believe that 8 years ago I was in the hospital holding my new little boy. We'd gone in at like 6 o'clock in the morning for a scheduled c-section that was supposed to be at 9 am. But because someone else was having complications and they needed the room, we didn't go into the OR until 11. And my little guy was born about 40 minutes later.

Because he'd had a little bit of trouble breathing, they wisked him off to the nursery to be sure he was ok. I hadn't had a chance to see him and I wasn't sure if he was alright or not. Finally when I got back into my room, Jim brought him into me and said, "Let me introduce you to your son." It was wonderful. A little while later, our oldest looked at me and said his first word (and I'm not making this up at all) he said "Mom".

It's hard to believe that was 8 years ago. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday he was learning to walk and talk...and now he's half way to his 16th birthday and driving. I've enjoyed watching him become the boy he is today, but sometimes, just sometimes I miss that little little boy who came into my life 8 short years ago.

Happy birthday, my "little man". I love you!!

The top pic is from 8 years ago...back in February 2001, the bottom is my pic of the day.


The Costume Lady said...

How time does fly when we're so in love! He's grown into a fine young boy, Carol, thanks to you and Jim being such great parents. Keep up the good work. . .they'll never outgrow you!

Love to all - Aunt Bonnie