3.30.2010

{17}

Today, my son Tim turns seventeen. Since he's my oldest, his birthday seems to always knock me for a loop. Takes my breath away. He is seventeen.
I remember being seventeen. Oh my God.
I naturally wanted to talk all about how his birthday makes me feel, and my memories of him being little....but I did that last year.
So, I will just say this. I have enjoyed every minute of being his mother. There have been plenty of ups and downs. He was such an amazing, bright, fascinating baby, toddler, young child. The early teenage years...they were hard. And in the middle of that was my divorce & remarriage. That's when he went to live with his dad, and now he splits time with us, 2/3 with his dad, 1/3 with me. It works. {he will be coming over tonight for chicken & dumplings and birthday cake!}
And to borrow a line from "Butterfly Kisses"....for all that I've done wrong, I must've done something right......because as much as he drives me insane, he is a remarkably awesome kid. He works hard. He values his family. And he loves his Mama.

One more song, for the road......

Seventeen - only comes once in a lifetime
Don't it just fly by wild and free
Goin' any way the wind blew baby
Seventeen - livin' on crazy dreams
Rock and roll and faded blue jeans
And standing on the edge of everything
Seventeen...
Tim McGraw


{Then}



{Now}

(ok, not really NOW now, but the most recent/decent pic I can find online at the moment.
Also, it makes me laugh.)


21 comments:

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Came over via SITS. Enjoy the day.

C said...

wow, 17! i got married when i was 17! oh how i thought i knew everything and felt SO mature and ready and old. bwahaha NOT.

enjoy the party...

c

Karen in Texas said...

I hope he has a wonderful birthday today Cyndy. Oh to be 17 again....

Mary K Brennan said...

Hope you get to enjoy your sons birthday. I'm still in the toddler years and enjoying every minute.

cat said...

Happy birthday to your young man, because he is a boy no more.

Mama Wheaton said...

Happy Birthday Tim! Just because you told him last year how you felt doesn't mean you shouldn't tell him this year. Being told how wonderful and loved you are is always a good thing.

Myya said...

Happy Birthday to your son... I an't even imagine what I am gonna feel like when my girls get close to that age :( Hope you enjoy a little of that Happy Birthday too.. sicne of course you did most of the work :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love the post - simple and sweet. And LOVE the last pic!!

Hallie :)

Seizing My Day said...

I can only imagine my little guy turning 17!! crazy how life sneaks up on ya, huh!!? ;)

Thanks for the opinions on the paint... I am just being funny with the blue... I am going green I tell ya... green! LOL!

I like to create humor whenever possible! ... making people laugh makes me laugh! and I love to laugh!

hope you at least smiled! he he

I will email you back soon...
amazing how the inbox fills fast with blogging! whew! can't imagine having 252 followers... ha ha!

Jenn

Tara R. said...

Happy Birthday to your son. My son also turns 17 this summer. When did this happen!!

4 Lettre Words said...

Yay...17!! Love the photos.

shortmama said...

Happy birthday to him!

Unknown Mami said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!!

The Drama Mama said...

Visiting from SITS. Happy Birthday to your son!

debi9kids said...

Happy Birthday to your son! (ahhh yes...17. It's an amazing age. Hope he makes the most of it!)

alabaster cow said...

found your blog through SITS - glad i did :) tell your son to have a happy 17th!

Jenners said...

Happy Birthday. I can't even comprehend my boy turning 17 so I can imagine a tiny bit what you are going through.

angie said...

Happy Birthday to him. Time sure flies, doesn't it? I can't imagine my kids being 17, yet I know they will be all too soon.

KK said...

Aw, happy birthday to him!

Ramblin' Red said...

Awww....happy BIRTHday to you, the birther and happy birthDAY to him, the awesome guy who's now 17. May there be many more happy celebrations of who he is and will come to be :)

Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Sweet post and I love the pictures.