THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Birthday to My Son..

This morning I talked to God on my way to work. There were tears running down my cheeks. I thanked Him for blessing me 15 years ago today with the gift of my oldest son Zachary. I thanked Him for the miracle of his smile and the warmth in his eyes. It has been a priviledge to be his mother. One of the greatest blessings in my life... to walk beside him through his life, to be the one who held his small hand and guided him. He is my sunshine. My first pure love.

Normally I spend my sons birthday with him. But not today. Today I had lunch, just lunch. I sat accross the table at Olive Garden looking into the face of a young man. My boy was gone and there was this beautiful young man in his place. Just lunch, because I had to work and tonight he has his first hockey practice which can't be missed. He has his own life now with practices and commitments to be met. His life isn't meshed with mine anymore.

That's ok (I type that while I'm crying), because I have cherished every minute. I have hugged and kissed and cuddled. I have read books, watched all of the Disney movies and sang the itsy bitsy spider. The boy lives forever in my heart. The young man and I begin our next adventure together. We still walk side by side, but he opens the doors now and carries things for me. We talk about current events, relationships and life. He's driving me in the car. When I looked accross the table at him today, I knew that things were never going to be the same. Somehow today marked a new era for us.


To my son who sometimes reads my blog:
I love you . I love you. I am so proud and blessed. I remember being in the hospital when you were first born and watching you as you slept and I knew that the most incredible part of my life was beginning. But I had no idea how amazing and beautiful you would be and how much I could love another. You are such an outstanding young man. I love spending time with you talking and laughing. I am so impressed with your wit and intelligence. In you I see the makings of a great man. You carry my heart with you everywhere you go. For the third time...I love you.


29 comments:

Mr.Brian said...

I would like to read just one blog today that does not get me choked up.It must be that time of month for Mr.Brian.
What a great post for a sound like a great son.
I think we often forget to thank God for good kids.Way to go mom.

Roy and Lori said...

Happy Birthday Zach!

Dolores and Shawn said...

Happy birthday Zach! I hope he had a great one.

Steffie B. said...

Happy Birthday Zach.....hope you had a fantastic day!

adele and dan said...

I have to say I'm a little jealous. I haven't had that joy yet. But all in good time:)
Happy Birthday Zach, may this be one of many happy ones!!!

Janet said...

What a great post. Happy birthday to your wonderful son!

Doris & Dan said...

Happy Birthday Zach!!

Keep smilin!

Daniella said...

Happy Birthday Zach! What a beautiful post - I cried today watching my son (7.5) on the beach with kids we've known forever and thought how fast time is flying - what a wonderful relationship you both have - God Bless!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Birthday Zach!!!!
What a great post..
Kids are wonderful.. and when they grow up it is sad.. but it is a great accomplishment of how you raised them...
Have a great evening..
hope you get some sleep..
Kim

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday Zach!!!! My mother-in-law always says "we aren't raising kids, we are raising adults" sounds like you are raising a great one

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday Zach! Sounds like a great kid (er -- almost grown-up).

Isn't it funny how much more special our children's birthday's are to us than our own? I always tell mine about the day they were born on their day....I wish I knew what I was doing on the day Katya was born.

mommy24treasures said...

happy birthday to your son! My son turns 15 this week as well, so I have similar feelings this week...lovely post.

Mom of 5 said...

Happy Birthday Zach !

Sophie's Mom said...

What a wonderful, heartfelt post! My boy is only 7, and it gave me a lump in my throat to think about my boy growing up!

nikki said...

Beautiful post!
Happy Birthday, Zach!

amy said...

Happy BDAY!

LIZ said...

Happy Birthday Zach!

Brian & Ruth said...

It looks like we have more than one thing in common!!! Waiting for our beautiful daughter from China and my oldest son turned 15 yesterday (7/8) as well.

I can totally relate and then some to your post. A very happy birthday to your son Zach.

Noemi said...

Beautifully said! Happy Birthday Zach! I understand all of your sentiments in this post, as I feel the same with Joey.

I did you Meme stop by my blog.

Mark and Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday to him!

kerri said...

Happy Birthday Zach , you have made your Mom proud, I feel the love in her post.
Enjoy your day.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Zach!

Elise said...

Ok....totally crying here! Beautiful post for a precious son!

Happy Birthday Zach!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Our oldest just turned 16 and got his drivers license. It changed when he turned 15 but when they turn 16, all I can say is you have to experience it. You have to pray that everything that you have taught them stays with them. The first time they drive off in that car without you.....it is a happy moment for them, but your heart aches and my stomach hurt.
Hope it is a great day!!!

Mardi said...

Happy Birthday Zach!! :)

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Your boy had a birthday! I hope he has another year ahead of him full of happiness and love.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

So sweet.
Happy belated birthday, big guy

tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Zach!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Happy birthday Zack