OMG, my son is going to be 21 years old tomorrow. Funny how so much time just flies right by. I have watched him grow from 21 inches to almost 6 feet tall. I remember where I held his hand in mine for the first time. Oh those tiny little helpless hands that God handed over to me to care for and nurture. I was scared out of my mind. I had no idea what to do, I mean I did babysit and stuff like that, but I never had a newborn in my care for more than a couple of hours. I remember thinking that if I could make it 24 hours without hurting him that I could make a week. I stopped counting when he was almost two. LOL.
I used love watching him sleep. At least than I had a feeling that I was doing something right, because I knew that if he slept peacefully, than he felt safe. It was important to me to have him feel that way. I guess it was because I never did when I was a kid, and never wanted him know that feeling.
I was blessed, by God, to have such a great kid. From the time he was born he never gave me any real problems. He had even slept through the night for the first time on December 7th 1990, and from that night on, it remained that way until an illness.
From the moment he was born it was like he took in everything I said. It felt like he needed to learn as quick as can be. He did too. Learned so much, so fast, it was so hard to keep up. He wanted to learn everything. I loved his questions, because they seemed to have more of a meaning to them, than just a basic need to know. Each and every question brought upon more questions. I am not going lie here, sometimes it was exhausting, but I understood him.
I realized by the time he was almost two, that though he looked so much like his father, he was more me on the inside, and believe me I was so glad for that.
So who is the man (God that was hard to write) he is today. He would make any girl happy to be with him. Currently he is dating a girl that he says is so special on the inside that so many people don’t even notice. He is caring, thoughtful, thickheaded, determined, insightful, smart, severely honest, active, attractive, attentive, wise beyond his years, trustworthy, honorable, and the list can go on forever.
All I can say at this moment is that I am so proud of the man that my son has become and I can’t wait to see how his future turns out. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to have been there to care for him as he grew. Happy Birthday to a very special young man, my boy.
BTW Photo was taken last Sunday at birthday celebration for him. TTFN