Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday, Son!

July 8, 8:26 a.m. I heard you cry! And so I cried!
Now your big brother had a permanent playmate. I was happy! What could be more perfect?

But now that you are 16 today, it is time to explore new ideas, options and interests.
You put away your little toy cars. I saved all of them. You will soon drive a real one.

I held you and rocked you until you outgrew my lap. You will never outgrow my love. Happy Birthday, Daniel.
I love you, Mom


Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!
I MUST be a mommy now... your post brought tears to my eyes! You mean they actually outgrow your lap?!:0) I'm going to go hold my babies now...

Adrienne said...

happy birthday!
thanks for finding me rachel!
i agree with amanda, that made me cry too!! off to snuggle my baby! :)

Esther said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Daniel!

I love you bunches!

Aunt Esther

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel. I hope you have many, many more !!

lol, lsh

Ronda said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel...Hope that your day is very special! Have fun being "16"!!!!!!!(Can't believe that you are at this milestone! Time does fly!)Hope that you are doing well, Rachel!

countrygirl3031 said...

That brought tears to my eyes too...they grow so fast...

Tracie said...

Happy Birthday to Daniel!

and happy day to you too, sweet Rachel.

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Birthday to Daniel.

Cottage Rose said...

What a sweet Birthday message to your son. A Mothers love is for every strong and never fades. Birthday wishes to your son Daniel. Hope all his wishes come true.


KEITH said...


Grandma Ruthie said...

Happy Birthday, dear Daniel. We love you very much and wish we could have celebrated with you. Be very careful when you get that driver's license. :~)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a sweet birthday wish!

Happy Birthday, Daniel! Be safe driving!


Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Happy birthday, Daniel! I used to babysit a little girl who was born on the same day you were. It's hard to believe you are both 16 already! And in exactly 6 months it will be our turn to celebrate Sweet 16. Oh, my!

Country Liv . . . said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! I see wheels in your future!

Rachel, your muse on Daniel growing up almost made me cry - - - it was so sweet.

I have something for you:

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Hugs to you!

Cottage Rose said...

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Sharon said...

Tell your son happy 16th birthday! What a darling post! It is very evident how much you love him!

Hugs, Sharon

Rescued For You said...

I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon your blog! Please send my birthday wishes to your son, Daniel! What a scary age for us Mothers...right?? My prayers go with you!! I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and your "painted rug" has probably resulted in many ripped up carpets and tons of paint being purchased! haha It turned out marvelous!
Smiles, Lorie

CIELO said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to your son, Rachel.... boy they grow so fast, aren't they! :) I know because mines were babies just the other day....

Blessings to you and your sweet family


Esther said...

Congratulations, Daniel, on getting your driver's permit!! That's pretty neat!

Love you!

Aunt Esther