Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Harrison

Happy Wednesday Ladies!
I don't know how it is even possible...but Harrison is 20!  I swear it feels like just yesterday he was born...and BAM now today he is turning 20!
Sweet baby Harrison on his First Christmas!
Oh how I miss him being little!
As with all my kids, I remember like it was yesterday the day they were born.  Isn't it amazing that I can forget what I did yesterday, but I can remember every single detail of the day they were each born.  Harrison was born on a coldy, snowy, icy December night! 
I remember being so excited, but so scared...I wasn't sure if this girly girl was going to be any good at being a mom to a little boy!  Well, I think I have done a pretty good job! 
Watching Harrison grow from a tiny little bundle of blue into a young man has truly been wonderful.  I remember being told that there is just nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her son.  I can first hand say that is absolutely true! 
As parents we always wonder if we are doing a good job, raising our kids to be good adults, and I can look at Harrison and Brooke too, and know that though I have made lots of mistakes in my life, I have definitely done something right.  Both of these kids have grown up to be people that I am just so proud of.  I am thankful everyday, that the values and morals I spent YEARS instilling in them, they have, even when I thought they weren't listening to me, they were. 
This has been a big year for Harrison, he started working a "real " job and he is on his own, and he is making it in the real world!  I miss this child terribly, every day I am sad he isn't with me, living under my roof.  I talk to him pretty much every day, and it makes my heart smile hearing the happiness in his voice!  As parents all we want is for our children to be happy, and I know he is happy, and that is all that matters to me.  Of course I wish he was down the road instead of 600 miles away, but I am so thankful for the incredibly strong bond we have.  At 20, with his own life in full force, he still takes the time to call all the time, check in on his little brothers.  Family has always been so important to me, and I am so glad to see that it is just as important to him. 
Many of you know how much I am always wishing for time to slow down, for my babies to stop growing so darn fast!  And while that is very much how I feel most of the time, I can tell you as a parent there is NOTHING greater than looking at your adult child, knowing that you have raised them right, equipped them with all they need to succeed, and to see them out there living their life!
I am definitely a bit weepy today, the first birthday I am not spending with one of my children, yup it's a tough one for sure! 
Harrison, happy birthday to you!  My wish for you is that you continue to chase your dreams and make them your reality!  I am so proud of the man you have grown up to be, and being your mom for the past 20 years has been the absolute best!  I am thankful for the person you have grown up to be, thankful for the amazing  brother you are to your sisters and brothers, and thankful that you are not only my son, but my friend!  We are missing you like crazy!  You are so loved my sweet boy!



  1. Happy birthday, Harrison!! I hope he has the best day ever!! 20 is such a big year and I wish him all the success.

  2. I love how much you love your kids! As a fellow mom, I can relate to every emotion you express. Though I still have awhile to go, I know I will be a wreck when my kids turn 20!

    1. I adore my's amazing how much you can love something ! Treasure every single second of them being little !!! Thanks for reading today