Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mark!

Happy Birthday Mark!

17 years ago, I can remember going to my OB appointment on a Monday a week over due with you and the doctor telling me you were only about 9 lbs. After the doctor decided that that Wednesday (2 days later) would be your Birthday, I was so excited!

When you were born I was so elated, and when the doctor said "It's a.....Boy!" I couldn't believe it. I also couldn't believe that you were 10 lbs 3 ozs!! 2 days and more than a pound bigger!! I started calling you my kindergartener! No newborn clothes for you!

Today, 17 years later, I am still proud that your mine and wondering where all that time has gone.

Lately, you have been spreading your wings more and I have to learn to let you grow. Attitude, IM'n, endless computer games and staying up late are the big rifts these days between parents and children, but from what I hear, it's the norm.

Now you'll be a Senior in high school and soon it will be off to college, then a real job, and hopefully a family with some grandkids for me right around the (SMACK!!!) Oh, sorry, I was getting a litte ahead of my self. "Grandma" - I don't think so! (not for a LONG time anyway!!)LOL!!

All I have to say Mark, is be true to you. Don't be someone your not, be resposible and respectful, and strive to be the BEST that YOU can be!

I love ya! (HUG & A SQUEEZE!)

Love, Mom


Lorie said...

Happy birthday Mark! Hope it is a super day!

Scrap for Joy said...

Happy Birthday Mark! Sr. year, oh I remember it well.(from my kids, not my own Sr. year....100 years ago!) Enjoy this time cause once they go off to college, it's never the same again.

Melanie said...

I stumbled here from Button Floozies and after reading this I thought "wow, this side of the world or that side, 17 year olds are all the same" I am enjoying your Blog. I have never seen a real turkey in the wild before, only the kind on the the freezer shelf in our local grocery store:)