Monday, February 1, 2010

I'll Love You Forever

I'll love you forever.

I'll like you for always.

As long as I'm living....

My baby you'll be.

Yesterday was a day met with mixed emotions for me.
My oldest son, Alexander, turned eighteen years old.
As I look back over these last eighteen years,
all I can think is
"Where did they go?"

Where is the baby that I held in my arms
and counted all of his fingers and toes?

Where is the baby who had colic
and constantly cried and I prayed to God to get me through it?

I eventually got through colic, first steps,
first day of school and so many other milestones in his young life.

All though he is a teenager through and through...
(He calls me a dinosaur....geesh)
I am sooooooooo proud of the man that he has
grown up to be.

He continues to amaze me
as he still has firsts in his life and how beautifully he takes
everything in stride.

Happy Birthday kiddo!!!
We made it......

 I didn't post any baby pictures up
as promised.

(I'm saving those for graduation...)


  1. My son will be 20 on Feb. 8th, he's in the Marine Corps & I bought book for him before he was born....I read it to him every night, it's worn now & was put away for a very long time until the day before he left for Boot Camp, on the morning that he left we sat on the couch together, Dad looking on & I read it to him, when I couldn't go on he finished reading it to me...God Bless you & your son, may you always share your beautiful memories & continue to make more!!

  2. What a handsome young man! I know you are proud of him, I can hear it in your words! Have a blessed day my dear and Happy Birthday Alexander.

  3. Sometimes those milestones are harder for the mom! My 'middle' child is turning 18 this year and like you I am so proud of him, he's his own man and at that age when you don't follow the crowd that says a lot. His birthday is in March and I've been saying for over a month now... I can't believe Cam will be 18... where does the time go? BTW I thought I left a comment on your last post but I guess I didn't but I had to tell you how much I love your hearts! They are Wonderful! Happy Birthday to your handsome son! ~ Theresa

  4. Happy Birthday to Alexander! I can totally relate to your post as my Alex is 18 and will graduating this spring too. Our babies are babies anymore!

  5. Awwww..sniff sniff. I love my Alex pooh. I am soo proud of him. My big boy is now a man. Happy 18th Alex!!!

  6. My oldest melon head turned 18 and graduated in the same month. I don't think there was a day that May that I didn't cry. I totally understand...the tears are from pride...well deserved. You did a good job Mama!
    P.S. Save the baby photos for blackmail!

  7. Congratulations you two. What a big day. He's a handsome guy and you're right to be proud!!!
    hugs and blessings,

  8. Your son is very handsome and the years do fly, my daughter will be 21 this June - where did the time go?

    Hope your feeling good.

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  9. LOL Girl - he's gorgeous!!! I'm so glad both of you survived and Happy Birthday to Alex!!! Enjoy him!!!


  10. Happy Birthday Alex!!! Hope you have fun celebrating!!!!

  11. Happy Birthday!!! It is a special relation ship we have with our special. Yours is a keeper!!! Hope you are feeling better.Lauri@chippys

  12. Okay, I so have tears now! I love that story. I can't believe how fast the time goes. My oldest will be 12 next month and I'm dreading it. 18 may kill me. What a hansome boy!
    p.s. I figured yall' got busy last week, is this week or another one better? We are still really excited to have you guys post. Let me know.

  13. Aww, happy birthday to your {not so small} baby!!! Time certainly does fly by! Hope you're doing okay Angelique!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  14. Happy late Birthday to your baby, they grow so fast and time just seems to fly! I'm so excited that you are coming out to the blog party! It's going to be a good one, looking forward to seeing you!

  15. Angelique.. please stop over when you have a moment..

  16. what a handsome young man you have raised and raised well, no doubt! so much to be proud of! congrats to you and your babe!

  17. Happy Birthday to your son. Just wait til he's 30 like my oldest just turned. I hear you are coming to the blog party. Can't wait to meet you.




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