Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday

My friend Tracy @ Then I Got to Thinking asked fellow bloggers to post on what they are thankful for this Thursday. 

I know, she's ridiculously cute, isn't she?  
And just to really piss me off, she's just as sweet as she is cute.  (;

I'm happy to admit that I had trouble coming up with only one thing to be grateful for this Thursday. There are so many Blessings in my life. For today though, I am especially grateful for my handsome son, who will turn 16 years old tomorrow.  

I had a difficult birth with my son, that ended with an emergency C section. I had some dangerous blood clots, and it was a really scary and painful time. Because of this, I didn't bond in the hospital with him, the way I did with my daughter. I was so afraid that I wouldn't love him the way I loved my first. Turns out, that was a needless worry, because my son showed me how to take my love to an even deeper level.

As a baby, he already had an amazing sense of humor. To this day he keeps me laughing on a regular basis. He's witty and smart, yet not too cool to be silly and goofy.

He has always tried hard in school, and tried hard to please me and his dad. He has a vivid imagination, and he is very independent. As a child, he could play for hours on his own. 

My favorite thing about my son though, is that he is genuinely kind. In fact, I have never met a kinder person. It would crush him if he thought he hurt someone's feelings. He's the kid that wants to make sure everything is fair, and everyone's included.  I love this about him.

Even though he's now 16, and he towers over his mom... he'll always be my little boy.

Happy Birthday, son!



  1. You are too stinking sweet, Trish!! Thank you :) xoxo

    Nick is just one of the most adorable teenage boys I know. He's so lucky to have you as his mom!!

  2. What a beautiful post!!! I love seeing the connection you two, so, special. When I want to see who'd I'd like to be like as a is you! Xo

  3. Happy birthday to Nick! I love you so much, Nicholas!!!

  4. Tricia, What a lovely post. You sound like such a proud, loving Mom, no wonder he is such a sensitive guy. Happy Birthday to Nick!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)