Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Oldest Baby

Source:  USAF

Today my oldest baby turns 20.  What is that you say?  It's true!  I joke you not!  Twenty years ago today I gave birth to Military Man in San Diego, CA.  It was an emergency C-section.  He was breech, and they didn't discover it until I was 8 cm dilated.  He has always preferred to do things his own way.  I should have known back then....

When he was two, he could dress himself.  He loved to say "I can do it myself!" Shrugging off his mommy's offer to, well, MATCH.

When he turned 18, he decided an LDS mission wasn't for him.  And, that's okay...But, he couldn't get out of dodge fast enough.  He wanted to grow up, be a man and prove to everyone that "He could do it himself!"

This is the first birthday I have ever spent without him.  He left last year on March 8th.  It makes me sad as a mama that my babies are growing up and moving away.  I must say that I am not particularly fond of this part of my life.  The letting go moments are coming far too often these days.  I just hope my children realize, as they leave home, how much their mama has loved them.

Happy Birthday, TJ



  1. That's my dearest hope for my children too. Happy Birthday to your son and kudos to you!

  2. Hugs to you! He is a very handsome "baby" :)

  3. Happy Birthday to Tyler! Your post totally made me cry. I'm sure it is hard trying to "let go" of your kiddos. I'm in the midst of those young years now and they sure do seem hard sometimes. But I try to remind myself to enjoy them. And I is fun watching them grow and change. Parenthood brings so much joy...and struggle. Kind of like marriage. Ha! Guess that's why we love them so much. :)

  4. Happy Birthday to your baby! Mine is only two, but this post makes me want to squeeze him a little tighter!


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