Monday, July 11, 2011

Reminders of my boys are everywhere...

As my boys are growing older, I can't help but find myself thinking about "when"...

If you are a mom of grown children, you can most likely relate.

My baby will be turning 18 next weekend and my middle, Army serving-son, will turn 21 this Saturday ... a BIG birthday to be sure, but he is ALL the WAY in KOREA!!! I will not get to hug him. Kiss him. Squeeze him. Or toast to his big day in person.

But, have no illusion, I will be thinking of him and will be toasting him from his home-town. Cheers!

The photo above is a bit of a reminder of those two younger boys. The lunch box was deftly sand-blasted by A.J. when he was just a little guy. The Monkey stamps served their purpose, stamping many letters to Kyle whilst in boot camp...."To my Middle Monkey...Love, Mom Monkey."

Good thing lots more memories are yet to be made....

ps. This post was not meant to only focus on the two younger boys...Ty, our oldest, will be 24 this year. TWENTY-FOUR!!! Now that's a BIG reality check! 24...That means, I'm.....yeah, I'm celebrating 26 years of marriage this month too! :-) CHEERS to July....

2 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

Such wonderful milestones for everyone. I know you are struggling with being happy for your boys and the heartbreak of watching them grow up. Your posts always remind me to take a bit more time with my wee ones.

Angie

T's Daily Treasures said...

My boys will be 16 and 13 in October and I wonder how that happened. I can only imagine how I will feel when they are 21 and 24. :/ Sounds like you have raised wonderful boys, you have given them roots and wings which is the job of every mother so you should be very, very proud! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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