41 years ago today I was blessed to become a mom for the first time. God blessed us with a baby boy. This began a great adventure of raising a son. In what seemed like just a few years he was grown. As you know when you are raising a son you are basically training him for the day you will turn him over to another woman. (sorry moms, it's true & it's NOT an easy thing to do.) For the first few years of a boys life his mommy is #1 in his life. You know the saying "a son is a son until he takes a wife". Well that is true and that is the way it should be. If you are fortunate enough for him to take a wife that you can love you don't lose a son, you gain a daughter. This is a pretty cool thing.
What seemed like such a short time from the day he was born and we went through all the stages of elementary school through high school and then college and then into adulthood each stage had such good times and some not as good. You nuture this little boy and love him with all your heart and to soon they are grown. The greatest thing is when you can look at this boy who has become a man and you are proud of who they are. God gives moms the greatest position in life to mold a child into an adult. Now as I look back and it really does seem like such a short time ago, this child is a great son, I think he is a great husband (you may have to check with Heather on that one) and a great father. He made me a first time mom, a first time mom-n-law, and a first time Nana. Now that was a good thing. Richard I thank you for 41 years of being my son. You have taught me a lot and I hope I taught you a few things. Thanks for making me a mom, but especially for making me a Nana. That is the icing on the cake. I wish I could post a baby picture of you on here because you sure were a cutie. Just have to settle for this picture I had. I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope you have at least 41 more. I wish you were here.
Hope whatever you do today is special for your special day.