Monday, September 25, 2017

My son, Navy is 33 today




Wow, where does the time go? It seems like it wasn't that long ago when I gave birth to my youngest 33 years ago. I texted him and asked him to stop by on his way home from work, to get his "gift."

What do you get for a 33-year-old these days? I guess it's different if it is a son or a daughter and whether they are single or married. He's single but in a serious committed relationship.

I just got him a card to one of his favorite restaurants. He can take his girl and celebrate his day. I'll stay home alone tonight - and remember.

My mom brainwashed me years ago: A son is a son, till he takes a wife but a daughter is a daughter the rest of your life."  So, what do I get? Three sons! I've been dreading this all my life. Sure, I don't get to see him like I used to. Seems we can never just be alone - the girlfriend is always with him. I try not to dwell on it. I figure if I make a big issue out of it, the less of him I will see. I just want him to be happy.

I did get to see him this weekend - his girlfriend, brought home a 10-week old kitten named Ed. She texted me, telling me I was going to be a Grandma. I lost consciousness for a few seconds and then read it again - saying it was a cat. She did the same thing to her mother! They dropped by to pick up some spare items for their kitten that I had. My husband even told them, he planned to drop by to see his Grand-kitten sometime this week.

I do miss him. He does still give me these awesome hugs and he always tells me he loves me. Not ashamed of that, whatsoever!

So Happy Birthday to my baby boy. My baby, he'll always be!







10 comments:

  1. I've heard that if you play your cards right those daughters in law's can be very nice relationships, you will both have a lot in common. I sense you know that and will make a great MIL.

    BTW, perfect birthday present!

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  2. That's EXACTLY what I plan to do.

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  3. My son was married, got divorced, and then I got divorced, so now he's mine again (but I never felt that I lost him when he was married because I loved his wife and still love her). I never hear from my daughter.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Well, they love me and that's the most important thing. I don't want to live with them anymore though.

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  4. I loved that book when the kids were growing up. In fact, I think that and one other book was the only books I saved from my children's growing up days. Happy birthday to your son! Great selection for a gift! We make it a point to try to get together with son and his family for Sunday dinners. Good to connect, but at times I do wish for a bit more. I didn't have the best relationship with my MIL (my fault mainly) and really strove to have a good one with my DIL.

    betty

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    1. Yeah I've seen that in families and have vowed, I wouldn't want to be a mean or spiteful MIL.

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  5. Damn our children grow up and turn out great before we know it

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  6. Oh my gosh, my brother bought my mom this book a long time ago, and the first time I read it I cried. To this day, whenever I read it, I cry. Happy Birthday to you son, Debby. Navy is a cool name for a boy.

    ~Sheri

    ps.....I just watched the video.....tears. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story so I could hear it again. : )

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    1. Actually I don't use his real name on the blog. Both his brothers are picky that way - they don't want their pictures on here either. Hi brother I have been calling Foodie because he loves to cool. Navy is because he served in the Navy 6 years.

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