Saturday, February 4, 2012

~TRAIN UP A CHILD~

 How can it be that today my oldest child turns thirty?
I should still be thirty...
(At least no more than thirty-five...)
The years have sped by
And in it's wake a lifetime of memories
Have been formed.
 Every once in a while in my son's
~running-everywhere-childhood~
I'd see him slow down and get quiet...
And I'd catch a glimpse
Of the man I knew
One day he'd become...
When the time came for him to spread his wings
I was totally unprepared for his flight.
It came too fast...
Too soon.
Fly away he did...
 I've heard it said that if you love someone
You must let them go.
If they return to you
They will be yours forever...
If not they never were.
 Today I'm grateful for the courage it took to let go.
For in doing so the tiny baby
That turned into a little boy,
Who evolved into a man
Returned to me...

 Amazing human being!
Loving husband to Sarah...
Incredible daddy to Miss K...
Trusting brother of Adrienne
Beautiful son of Steven and Rebecca...

"Happy Birthday, Brandon Kent.  You bless me.  You bless our family.
Love you most~~xo Mom"

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
(Proverbs 22:6 KJV)

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Blessings as you celebrate LIFE with those you love...
 

28 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

My son will turn 30 in 4 weeks! I don't know where the time went!
Happy Birthday to your blessing...

Anne said...

Time does go by so fast.My only is 12.I know she is still a child.But the years are flying by.I cherish every single moment.Happy Birthday to your son.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful post Rebecca,the times with our children are so precious, and when grown, the memories made and the love and time they share are the best gift we could ever ask for.

Mrs.B said...

Happy Birthday to your boy. What a sweet post!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is very sweet and very true Rebecca! My youngest son will be 30 in April. I don't know where the time went either but I am very proud of him...very proud of both my sons! Enjoy his special day with him!~Hugs, Patti

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome man! This was such a beautiful post, Rebecca. Thank you for sharing it.

Little Miss K looks so adorable!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your son's birthday Rebecca, our children are such an incredible blessing!

Becky~ said...

Happy Birthday to your son Rebecca.My youngest is almost there.Blessings!

Deanna said...

Rebecca,
May your dear son have a wonderful birthday! May it be a really happy one! God blessed you the day he was born. Not only was he born, but you became a momma. A new adventure to learn more about life, God and what's really important.

I know that you must be one heck of a great momma and gramma.

Sending my love and best wishes to you,
d

Kit said...

Oh how lovely! Congrats on a wonderful boy. My oldest turns 30 in May. Now where did that time go?...LOL Kit

Susie said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy. I wish we could have our kids small again for a day here and there:):) Smiles to all, Susie

Sheryl said...

Pass on my birthday blessings to your incredible son. Is it my imagination or does he look a lot like your Dad?

Sheryl

Suzann said...

Hello Rebecca,
What a sweet tribute to your son and Happy Birthday Brandon!!!
Just the other day I spent the evening with one of my sons and I just didn't want that evening to end. I so enjoyed catching up with what he was doing since I had not seen him since Christmas. We had the evening to ourselves since his girlfriend was working. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time to enjoy them when they were younger, I certainly would have given more hugs and kisses.
I always enjoy coming over to visit
(((((HUGS)))))
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday to Brandon, he is very handsome. I've been reading your blog each day, but haven't been very good about commenting. Sorry, your remodeling is just wonderful. And please don't quit painting your roses, they are so beautiful. I want you to paint some on my fireplace screen. Whenever you get caught up and have time!!!
Hugs
Ginger

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Weren't we just 30? I am sure of it! Oh maybe not, because my youngest turned 30 last year. I could have sworn I was that age not too long ago. Maybe I just feel like I am still 30 :)

My youngest will be 31 in a couple of weeks, and I still cannot wrap my mind around it. As a matter of fact he and his long time sweetie are engaged and there will be wedding this September 15th!

I must get back to posting :) There is so much to catch up on.

Rebecca, your family is a true gift from our Lord and I see how you treasure that. Congratulations to your handsome son on his birthday!
Hugs and much love, Sue

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome son! What a beautiful and loving tribute to your precious son, you both are so very blessed!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Rebecca
The children do grow up fast don't they? Our oldest will be 38 this summer and being in the birthing room seems like yesterday.
You have a handsome son; I have had to settle for son-in-laws but they are awesome!
Judith

Yasmin Smith said...

Wishing a Happy Birthday to your son, Rebecca. I know how much he means to you and Steve, and how proud you are of the wonderful man he has become..many blessing I am praying to be sent his way...
You and Steve raised him to be such a nice, loving, Christan young man...blessings to you two, also....
Have a happy week and enjoy Brandon's birthday celebration!!
Love to you, Francy

Shirley said...

Hi Rebecca, Happy birthday to your son. It is hard to let go, but then you know in your heart it is time to let them fly their wings. It really makes you realize the time has really flown when you have a 12 year old grandson who is taller then you. My boys keep grandma very busy. Being 12,7, and 6. It is great though that we get to enjoy our family and watch their families grow. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Dolores said...

A sweet and touching post....happy birthday to your handsome son.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

What a beautiful tribue for your son :) :) Happy, Happy Birthday to him :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations to you for raising such a wonderful, Godly son...and Happy Birthday to your boy...because you know in your heart he will always be just that- your boy! xo Diana

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Happy Birthday to your son!! It's hard to believe it when they reach these milestones. My youngest turns 30 this year too! Sniff!! Where does the time go?? They are a blessing to us are they not and they are still my babies in my eyes! Hugs!

Jen said...

I just love this post Rebecca! My daughter turned 30 last year and honestly I had such a hard time wrapping my brain around that fact! Like you...where did the time go...I can't be old enough to have a 30 year old! lol but I am
My son turned 27 last week and again I look at him loving the little boy that he was and so happy with the man you has become. Caring and loving...both of them.

Jeannette

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Birthday to your son.
The years go by so fast. My boys are 25 and 22 now.... I enjoy them so!
Aren't we blessed?
:)
~Becca~

Linda said...

What a wonderful son you have raised! You can be proud! A Very Happy Birthday to Him!!!

May God continue to bless him as he raises his own little girl. May he follow in the path that you and Steven have paved for him!

Blessings to you sweet friend.
Linda

Maria said...

Happy Birthday to your son, time goes so qiuck, i try to enjoi every moment.
Hugs
Maria

Passionate for White said...

Such a sweet post...Happy B-Day to your loving son!

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