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Hey, Nineteen


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?


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 🙂

  • 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.


    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 🙂 I know it was just for me….