Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Celebration of Life!

What an exciting day today is! Today is the day my middle son, Jon, turns 16. I remember the day he was born and offered to let him stay up all night last night to experience how tired I was but he declined...I don't get it!? I'm amazed at how much he's changed yet he's still my little boy in so many ways. I'm so proud of him and love him with more than I ever thought I had.

Happy 16th birthday, Jon!
Jon at 6 months old....
Jon's golf picture...


Today is also the 10th anniversary of my mom's death. The following will appear in my hometown paper in memory of her life. Please take the time to make sure you love your family with everything you've got as you never know when they won't be here. I love you and miss you everyday mom.

17 comments that make my day!:

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hope Jon has a fantastic birthday. Love the golf picture, notice he was in stripes in the other photo too. I will be thinking of you today in remembrance of your mom. Hugs, Chris

resmith said...

Hope Jon has a wonderful birthday. Love the pictures.
Will be thinking of you today and really like how you are remembering your mom. She must have be a great woman!!

Dani said...

What a very emotional day for you. Happy Birthday to your son!
The piece going in the paper for your mom is beautiful. Very touching.

Anonymous said...

Happy 16th Jon!!! What an adorable baby picture!!

Hang in there today Lorie -- I know it's a tough day for you. The poem is beautiful!

~Jennifer K.

Melissa D. said...

Happy Birthday Jon!!!

I wanted to say also that I love the saying you are putting in the paper for your mom. Do you mind if I write it down and keep for some later use?

sari said...

Best wishes to your son from us! =)Will be thinking of you today and really like how you are remembering your mom.

Cristina said...

What a beautiful eulogy you have written for your mom. I know this is a bitter sweet day. May the sweetness envelope the sorrow and wrap around you with God's peace.

Courtney Fowler said...

What a beautiful son you have. All three of them are just handsome!

Your mother's piece is wonderful. I hope my children write about me like that after I'm gone.

Peace be with you today!

taru76 said...

You and your family have a lot to think about today. Such opposite occasions. It is really nice how you are remembering your mother. Happy birthday to Jon!

I have one happy girl sleeping upstairs! Thanks for the RAK!! There's a picture in my blog.

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday Jon!

and some ((hugglies)) for you for your mom.

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

What an endearing thread, Lori. Your words are beautifully written. And what a handsome 16-year old! Woooooooooohooooooooo!! Happy B'day, Jon!

JoAnna said...

I hope Jon has a wonderul birthday!!! I will also be thinking of you today in remembrance of your mom :)

JoAnna

Diane said...

Lorie,hope you had a great day.
Happy b'day to Jon!!! Very handsome young man! And the thought going in the paper is very touching!!

wsdanielson said...

Happy birthday Jon! You look great in stripes :) I will say a prayer for you and for your mom today. I bet she is smiling down on you everyday. I loved the poem you put in the paper.,

Sheri

Belas Creating Place said...

May God bless you on this day of the birth of your son and the welcome of your mom to God.

I too lost my mom and know how hard it is.

God watches over us and helps us each day.

Thanks for inspiring me in this short time, you have been so kind and your mom probably taught you to be kind to others. I know you have been nice to me.
Bela

Ida said...

Just wanted you to know that your tribute to your mom was lovely. My dad also passed away 10 years ago (only January 4th) so I can feel your loss and share in your special memories of your mom.
Happy Birthday as well to your son.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

You are too funny! Offering to let him stay up all night to see how you felt. . .hee hee hee. I cannot believe you're old enough to have a 16 year old son (and that's your middle one!) And what a touching remembrance of you mom. How very sweet!