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Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This precious note hangs, framed, in our hallway....never to be taken down in MY lifetime !! "Hi, Dad,
I love you.
I am going to school
Halloween is next week.
1st grade, 1969

(that is NOT a white wart growing on my nose...glare ! *giggle)

I always told DAVID that he would realize just how much we love him when HE became a parent....
I think he now knows that we would give our life for him without even thinking twice...walk across broken glass without asking WHY...turn ourselves wrong side out in a New York Minute for him !!

with his daddy.....

with his sis......

with his family.... minus two daughters and a son*in*law ..

DAVID, we are all so proud of you, not just for the remarkable man you are....
but just because you're YOU....
You have made us, as parents, so proud that our hearts just almost burst are such a fine son, brother, husband and daddy....your wife and children think you are the VERY BEST !!
In fact...ALL OF US...your entire family, think that you
.and that you are about the most handsome fella, EVER !!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....and many more !!


kiss kiss hug hug


Diane said...

Okay, now I'm confused. So, do you love David, or not?!!! :) What a precious and proud Mommy you are! Your David is so very blessed to have you in his life and to have known the depths of your love for him. Have a great day, Mommy! Do you remember the first time David called you 'Mommy'? Love you!


~♥~ Monica S said...

GREAT.. you got me crying!!

This was so sweet!
Happy birthday David!


Anonymous said...

That is the sweetest bithday wish ever. Happy Birthday David. You're a very lucky man to have a Mom like you have. \I love your new look, BJ.

Love Ya,


Tear in My Eye B.J...I guess you can't wear shirts with buttons either!You are SO right, that until a person has their own child they just don't understand the is SO different! In May my youngest Daughter graduates from our local 27 years old she has finally reached her lifelong DREAM of becoming a teacher! The road has been long for her...severe female problems, and a slight stroke at 25, AND paying for MOST of this herself...And who do you think is going to be a total screaming,jumping,arm waving Mom when she walks across that stage this May? Thanks for letting me share some "MOMMA" pride, and thanks for sharing yours with us...and stop over at my blog...You will want to join the ARMY like I have! Hugs for you...And David!

Kathleen Grace said...

Aren't those childish scrawled notes the most precious things on earth!? I have a folder full from my girls and they are treasures to me. Happy birthday to your dear son David!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a sweet tribute for your son's birthday. I just love all the notes and drawings that my girls have done over the years. I have a box of memories for each of them. I love your idea of hanging one on the wall. Love it! I am new to the blog world, but have enjoyed your blog for a while now. Always something fun to see!

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, David. Since your momma says you are the best, we know it is fact.

Have a wonderful birthday with your family and friend.s

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Happy Birthday David!D
B.J you have such a wonderful family, they are lucky to have such a loving mom, grandma, and great grandma to be.
God Bless,

Terri and Bob said...

Love the new blog look!

Such a sweet dedication to your son. This is why I love blogs. It is a testament to the fact that families are still important!!

I see that we have many of the same friends on your blog roll. Neat!

Janene said...

That is a wonderful bithday tribute to your handsome son!
I love that you have that note framed and have kept it up for all these years!
Happy Birthday David!

Stacey said...

BJ, I need a kleenex! You just so described how moms feel. Dad's too I'm sure but to a mom they are just always our baby.

Those were wonderful pictures. I love the one of you and David.

Happy Birthday David!

Twice as Nice said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Is he also your first born? Have a great time celebrating...and you and hubby can pat yourselves on the back. I'm sure the two of you had a little something to do with him being such a wonderful father,son,and hubby!

Smilingsal said...

Your David sounds wonderful. I wish him a happy day!

niartist said...

Awww, what a cute note, and you kept it all these years! Very cool! Happy Bday David, and great blog! As usual, BJ. Happy Tuesday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday David!! You have some wonderful parents....:-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great post,BJ!!

Happy Birthday 45th David!

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Birthday to David! He's a fine son, I know. Lovely photos and what a tribute to his love for his Daddy!

ellen b said...

Oh I love that note! A very happy birthday to your David!

Raggedy Girl said...

Ok I am crying....what a wonderful post!
Happy Happy Birthday David!
Roberta Anne

Anonymous said...

Love all the pictures, but that one with you and David when he was little is priceless! I remember when you looked like that! You're still a beautiful lady inside and out! Tell David "Happy Birthday" for us.


beth at aunties said...

What a wonderful tribute to your awesome son!
I loved his precious note:) Children and grandchildren do make our hearts sing!
Thanks for sharing your son's heartfelt tribute from his mom who L♥ves him as only a mom can. He has a lovely family! And you are simple gorgeous!
Enjoy a delightful day, BJ!

Tamara Jansen said...

Happy Birthday! And congratulations to Mom and Dad as well :)

Happy To Be said...

BJ...I gather from this you love this kid ha ha!! thats the best part of being a parent when they are grown up and you can see all the lessons in life you have taught him..Love your post today girl..congrats on being a loving Mom and Dad..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to David!!! What a beautiful birthday tribute you posted for him today and I so loved seeing his pictures from when he was a little boy to now. That note is a treasure for sure!! xoxo

Ginger said...

Hi BJ:
What a sweet birthday tribute to your son. I hope David has a great birthday, and with a mom like you, how could he not?
(I have a son named David the name, lol)

Beth in NC said...

I love someone named David too! It is a great name! Happy birthday to YOUR David. :o)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You have a beautiful family BJ.And your kids get their mama's good looks ! You look so pretty ,even if you have a white wart LOL !!!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very Amazing! Very unusual love of Mother to her son! :)
It makes me say I wish I will have a son or a daughter someday.

Blondie's Journal said...


What a sweet tribute to your son on his birthday! You have a fine & wonderful family & thanks for sharing that with us. I also love the pic of you and David when he was a little look the same now!! No kidding-that same big smile! :-)

Happy birthday David!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your sweet words. YOU ARE A REAL FRIEND.

CIELO said...

Happy birthday to handsome David! ;)

Love ya!


Fran said...

Happy Birthday David!


Shelia said...

Happy happy birthday, David! Oh, BJness, how precious is your post. How sweet to have this little treasure of a note!! You are just the most beautiful one, BJ - then and now!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Gollum said...

BJ, I'm going fishing until Friday--tried to leave you an email but it didn't go through. See you then!

tardevil said...

Happy belated b-day to him! I hope he had a great day! What a sweet post from a good mommy! :O) Love that "retro" picture of you!

~CC Catherine said...

What a sweet precious love letter to your son! I feel the same way about mine. I have a love note my son wrote me when he was little on my frig right now and keep it here constantly, he's now 25. He works out of state and I only get to see him a couple months out of the it helps me to feel close to my sons to have things like that. Thanks for such a sweet visit! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th'e Cups" ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday, Dear David!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

What a sweet post, BJ. David is blessed to have you as his mom!


Sheila :-)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a sweet tribute for your "little" boy! I loved seeing all the family photos. You are terrific!

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday, David! What a handsome son, BJ!