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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm feeling a little SAD today ...

I am feeling a little SAD today ...

Whilst I was sorting through the 100's (I kid you not) of boxes from my storeroom this last week, I came across photos of Bryce on the day that he was born - 8th October 1996 - this is truly one of the most memorable and most important days of my life and that day began at 1.33pm when we welcomed our gorgeous baby boy into our world - My life was changed and affirmed from the very second that I saw his gorgeous little face and heard that little cry ...

I am sad because 12 years have passed and he is growing so fast - "time" is passing rapidly as he grows into a young man ...

I am happy because he is healthy and responsible and clever and witty and charming and has a close relationship with our Heavenly Father ...

I am sad because I cannot protect him from every danger or disappointment ...

I am happy because I have and still continue to equip him with the skills he needs to protect himself from the evils of this world ...

I am happy because I have a wonderful husband, and he has a strong, gentle and kind father, who teaches him how to be a good man ...

I am HAPPY today ...

Happy Birthday my gorgeous Brycie-boy!!! You know how very much your daddy and I love you and how very proud we are of YOU!!! Enjoy your day - it is indeed a reason to celebrate ...

Love,

7 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Yes, we often get into a routine every day and forget to be thankful for every day blessings. The more we appreciate the more we will receive to appreciate.

Stefanie said...

I also do the whole reminscing thing when my children have their birthdays.
I trust that you have an awesome day, being thankful for 13 amazing years filled with ordinary days.

Simply-Mel said...

Bittersweet ne? Lovely post Tracy. YOu are a blessed chick!

jacqui said...

Sorry you're feeling sad today. Hope your day gets better and your little/big boy has a super birthday! Enjoy!!!! Love Jacqui

Michelle Ramsay said...

Yes, we have to look back sometimes and be grateful for what we have. I often do that with my photos of my children and remember the special times I had with them. My daughter is now overseas and I miss her terribly and my son has a girlfriend so is often out.

Hope Bryce had a good day

jacki janse van rensburg said...

my son is 22 years old. and i see him quite a lot, he comes home from university every weekend.

but i miss him. i miss that little guy. i miss the funny sayings. i miss the cute little face. i miss the warm, snuggely body. i miss my little boy, my baby. but, i do love and appreciate the handsome young man that has taken his place...

now i'm sad and happy at the same time too!

Beryldene said...

Hi Tracy,

It is bittersweet to watch our children/babies grow up...so much so that I have yearned for a third child for a good few years now...and then I lie down and wait till the feeling passes ..LOL! But I always remind myself that every age is a new gift, with a different set of heartaches and happiness, which is amazing to experience...I feel sad for those women, who will never be blessed with the incredible experience and journey of being a mother...

Regards
Beryldene