Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Son!

Thirty years ago today my first child, my son, was born! I was so happy to hold my handsome, blue eyed, blond haired baby, who delighted me with his fair face and strong and sturdy body.

I enjoyed every moment of his childhood and I marveled at how quickly he grew, and how independent and curious he was. "I'll do it," was his favorite childhood refrain, and he always forged ahead to do just that, and to be the one that many of his peers looked up to.

He excelled in school, in sports, and in his work, while always remaining sensitive and caring about the world and society.
He has dedicated his life's focus towards trying to make the world a better place through the field of education, and I know he's making a difference!


"V" married his beautiful bride in Washington DC, where they had met, and where they both lived and worked after college, until they decided to move west to Colorado to attend graduate school.
They both loved living in the west! The blue skies, wide open spaces and majestic Rocky Mountains nurtured them, and they decided to settle there and make Colorado their new home.


Recently, my son and daughter-in-law were blessed with their first child, and the beautiful cycle of life continues through him. I know "V" will be the best Daddy to our grandson, because his father was the best Dad when he was growing up; a Dad who was always there to love and guide him.


Happy 30 th birthday, "V" ! You have always made us happy and proud!

33 comments:

Gracie said...

It seem I've found another thing we have in common: tomorrow will be my daughter's 21st birthday. Two aquarians!
Happy birthday to Vince.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a lovely post - and a beautiful family. Lucky you to have a grandchild to fuss over. Congratulations.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your son sounds like a wonderful person!

Happy Birthday Vince!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, this is the sweetest tribute to your son! He is such a fine man! But he has a mighty fine mother, too! :-)

Happy Birthday, Vince! I wish you a year of much happiness with your beautiful wife and handsome young son and parents who think the sun rises and sets on you!

XO,

Sheila

P.S. Pat, I revealed the cooking celebrity who visited the BBQ competition. I got some fuzzy pictures of "him." ;-)

aliceinparis said...

My best friend's birthday is today! Lovely tribute to your handsome son:)

Vee said...

A wonderful birthday to your son! My goodness, your babes certainly looked a lot alike. No doubt that they are siblings!

supplies overflowing! said...

Happy Birthday to BOTH Vince, and you!
jenny

Willow said...

Happy Birthday, Vince! He has the same birthday as The New Boy!

imjacobsmom said...

What a wonderful glowing tribute to your son! I hope he has a happy birthday! (He was the cutest baby!) ~ Robyn

Marg said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son Vince! I can tell how much you love him from your heart. And the little grandchild???How beautiful. I love the pictures of him on your side bar.
Enjoy the family!!!

V & V said...

Wow, what a blondie! Happy birthday to him with lots and lots of love :)

Mama said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Vince.

Pat you sound so proud and quite rightly so, Vince is both handsome and caring (such a perfect photo of him with little Leo).

Have a wonderful weekend, I am stressing over my 25th Dinner as my friend is an excellent cook and I am NOT, big hugs, Kathy.

Linda Lou said...

Happy Birthday to your son Vince, that was my father's name! You should be proud and of course, even more so, now that you are a Grandma!!

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday Vince!!! :)

Lisa B. said...

Happy Birthday to Vince! I think he has is father's smile?!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Birthday Vince.

I love the photo of Vince with his son. Look at the joy in his face. Wonderful!

Kathy said...

That is so cool. Kids are wonderful when they are little, and when they are big! Great post!

Helen said...

Your beautiful tribute to a wonderful son brought tears to my eyes .. and a thankfulness for my own three sons = and daughter too!

Gina said...

Best wishes for Vince..hope he had a lovely day! Beautiful words Pat and I loved seeing the little pictures of Leo in the sidebar..he is growing up so quickly and sooo cute! :D

Camille said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Time goes so fast. Now you are not only a rightfully proud Mom, but a proud Nonna, too! How wonderful!

Cheers!
Camille

~Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Congratulations all the way around! Thank you for sharing.

Meekiyu said...

aww ... that's so awesome to share sucha great story and I can just feel the pride and love flowing from your post. =D

Sue said...

What a sweet post...Happy Birthday to Leo's handsome dad....isn't it wonderful to be so proud of your children....

Proud Italian Cook said...

Happy B-Day Vince! What a very proud Mom you have, and rightly so!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

So wonderful when our pride and joy have their own pride and joy! Happy Birthday Vince!

steviewren said...

Pat, I love your sweet tribute to your firstborn. I hope he had a wonderful birthday with his first son.

M.Kate said...

Happy birthday to Vince too...guess I still have a long way to go, my son is only 8 :D

Donna said...

Oh, a belated happy birthday to you, Vince!!! What a handsome son and grandson you have, Pat!! ... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Lorrie said...

Oh Pat, such a sweet post to recognize Vincent's birthday. Hard to believe he's now a dad himself and you have little Leo to love!

Paz said...

Beautiful family. Happy birthday to Vince!

Paz

Betsy said...

Oh yes, a beautiful circle of life! What a handsome young daddy he is now!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Awwww...so sweet! I'm sure he's a great person...the apple can't fall far from the tree.

p.s. I know we're not to discuss, but I think I'm looking forward to baking, if you know what I mean. I actually may not screw this one up. ;-)

Susie Q said...

Happy birthday (I know am late!) to your handsome son!! Such a special post Pat! he is a wonderfu son and a special man.

Love,
Sue