Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy

Six years ago today I became a mother for the first time. It seems like just yesterday. Yet, I cannot remember not having you in my life.

We celebrated with your friends at the local bowling alley. And being the "kid friendly" place that it is, they placed our table right in front of that pretty & very child appropriate red shiny sign.

You ate cake, but being a cool six year old you wouldn't actually pose for a picture for me.

You have been a sweet and sensitive little monkey since the day you were born. Your first three months you put Daddy & me through hell. We used to joke that you were hazing us to test our loyalty to you. There were nights where I hid in the closet and cried because I didn't know how to comfort you. I thought I was a bad mommy because I couldn't stop your crying. Then one day, you just stopped. And you've been smiling that dashing smile at me ever since.

You love to have fun and you love to laugh. Although quite reserved at times, you never miss a thing. You watch people and your wheels are always spinning. You observe others and file every single thing you see away in your little brain. All information is tucked away for safe keeping as you never know when you may need it. You have a memory like an elephant.

You can be quite discriminate with your emotions and who you let see them, but once you love someone you love them fiercely. You are such your Father's son. The two of you were cut from the same mold and I'm honored to have you both in my life. You are so much alike and I can't think of anyone else in this world that I'd have chosen for your role model. For the good and the bad......

Like I said...your father's son.

You are my big boy now. I love you more than you will ever comprehend. Each day you grow bigger and stronger (even though you won't touch a vegetable) and I'm so proud of the man you are becoming. You are the best big brother, the best son and the best friend. I love you Benji - Bear. Happy Birthday.


Goat Creek Grandma said...

It looks like Ben had a great birthday. My baby has a birthday coming up next month. I can't believe he is gonna be 23! Boy I feel old. I hope Ben has many more Happy Birthdays to come!

Take Care,

lera said...

Happy birthday, Ben!!! You're almost a man now!

Mary said...

Boys are just the BEST!

Cricket said...

Awwww....that's so sweet. I laughed so hard about the cocktails sign. I can't wait to meet Ben when you move to NH. Note--all my comments to you from now on will have a subliminal (or not so subliminal)message about NH in them.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Happy Birthday, Ben!!!!!

~ Sarah