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Thursday, March 11, 2010

A VERY SPECIAL DAY



March 11, 1995 was a very special day for me.  In the early morning hours on a Saturday not so long ago, I gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby boy which my husband and I named Brayden Michael.  He weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 14.6 oz., and 21 1/2 inches long.  What a big boy!!  My Mom was a great coach and was by my side helping any way she could during the labor process.  After many hours of pushing and pushing, my Mom decided she needed a quick break and left the room to get some fresh air.  She wasn't gone more than 5 minutes and on her return she missed the birth of her first grandson.  She was sad she had missed it as she was there the whole time patiently waiting and helping me through the difficult time I was going through.  My husband said he came out with his eyes wide open looking curiously at the new big world that surrounded him. He was beautiful with big blue eyes and blonde hair.  He had large hands and big "little"feet.  I sure miss those days when he was so tiny.  It seems like with each blink I make he turns another year older.  The thought of him entering high school next year and getting his learning permit scares me to death!!!  Where did my little guy go?
Happy Birthday my one and only son, I Love You always, no matter what!!  You have made being a mother my most rewarding job.

22 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a handsome young man, Brayden has turned out to be! Happy birthday to him - he is one cute kid!!! He'll have the girls clamoring for his attention in HS even more than they do now!

Jane said...

Oh, what a special day! Happy birthday to your boy!!!

Sharlotte said...

Happy Birthday to Brayden!!! I love these pictures of him.The backdrops don't hold a candle to him! There's gonna be a lot of broken hearts in his future!

Alice said...

Happy Birthday Brayden! Job well done Jolene. : ) He sure is cute.
Alice

Vonna said...

What a sweetheart! Happy Birthday Brayden!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Brayden! What a cutie he is! My son is turning 16 later this month. Don't they grow up fast?!

Cari-in-VA said...

Jolene, it shows in every word how much you love your son and how proud you are of him. Brayden is blessed to have such a wonderful mom.

What a handsome young man your son is - happy birthday Brayden!

Soon he'll be asking for the keys to the car :-)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to you handsome son.

Isn't it funny how we remember every single detail about the birth except the pain?

I was in labor 24 hrs. My daughter was born exactly 24 hours after I went in the hospital. I had a failed induction and an c-section.

God Bless.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday! You have a handsome son!

Berit said...

Congratulations Jolene (and Mr. Jolene, too! ;), and Happy Birthday to Brayden Michael!

Regarding Redbird Sampler, I am ALMOST finished; but can't decide about the very last bit! :D I need to make a blog post about it to ask for "help" deciding, or do it on my own soon! :D

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to a very handsome young man.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Brayden! and a happy mom-day to you too Jolene! They do grow up fast!

Carolyn NC said...

What a cutie - Happy Birthday to your DS!

Pumpkin said...

What a lovely memory Jolene :o) Happy Birthday Brayden!

Myra said...

Happy Birthday Brayden!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Brayden! Hope it's a great one!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Brayden!

Stef said...

They grow up way too fast, don't they? Hope Brayden had a wonderful birthday!

Susan said...

Love the pics of your boy - Happy Birthday. He'll worry you to death and then some but you got to love him as he's yours.

Happy Day!

Patti said...

Gorgeous pictures of your gorgeous son. Happy Birthday Brayden and try and not grow up too fast.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Siobhan said...

What a handsome young man! Happy birthday to your son!

doris said...

Happy birthday to you and your son! One minute they're learning to walk and the next they're wanting your car keys.