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Hey, Nineteen

THIS BABY?

The one who HATED how grass felt on his feet that first spring?

The one who used to chew on my dirty shoe laces whenever he could?

IS NINETEEN TODAY.

Despite a babyhood that left Jim and me wondering if we’d survive parenting him (the aversion to grass, the shoe lace-chewing, oh, and the fact that he cried for most of his first year if he wasn’t in the same personal space with me), THIS KID has grown into such a wonderful human being, way beyond our expectations (which, admittedly, were still pretty high even after that first year) and still pleasantly surprises us on a regular basis.

I am beyond proud to be his mom. Watching him grow and learn and just generally exhibit that he’s the fine, upstanding citizen we raised him to be is more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I can’t wait to see what the upcoming year brings.

Happy 19th birthday, D! I love you!

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  • Liz June 21, 2011, 7:55 am

    Happy 19th Birthday, D!!! Oh, and nice job, mom and pops πŸ™‚

  • Tara R. June 21, 2011, 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday D, and to you and Jim. You guys done good.

  • Dawn June 21, 2011, 11:22 am

    Happy Birthday, D! You’re a great kid!
    Whew! I thought *I* was the reason he cried the entire time I was watching him!

    You did a great job with both boys, Jim and Melisa! xoxo

  • Tom June 21, 2011, 11:38 am

    Happy Birthday D!!

    Wow, 19 already? Sheesh! That’s a whole lotta years. Melisa & Jim, you have every right to be proud. You got him this far on a good path, and no doubt he’ll keep on doing well.

  • Cincy June 21, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Happy birthday to your son! I also have a 19 year old with MY Jim. Great minds!!

  • Susan June 22, 2011, 10:59 pm

    Happy your son’s birthday to his mom, who (after all) did all the hard work that day.

    • Susan June 22, 2011, 11:00 pm

      BTW, I have TWO 19 year olds!

  • Grandma W June 22, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Job well done to and for all.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY D WAY TO GO.

    Love Grandma W

  • Michelle June 27, 2011, 9:41 pm

    Awwww, how sweet! I love this – and it’s already so amazing how quickly my wee ones are growing, and we’re nowhere near 19! Happy birthday to him.

    And thank you for putting a “my webpage” on your blogger profile πŸ™‚ I know it was just for me….