Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Yep, that's right. 26 years ago today AND 21 years ago today I gave birth. My son Dustin was born 26 yrs. ago today and Owen was born 21 yrs. ago today. Not planned that way...totally spontaneous events...........from conception to birth!! LOL

They are the best things that ever happened to me. They are as different as daylight and dark. That's what makes them terrific. The oldest is the more scholarly, book-nerd (an Affectionate term) and the youngest is more of the get your hands dirty type of kid. I was always destined to be a mom. I love being a mom...from 2 a.m. feedings to helping with homework, little league, band, girls, broken hearts, a marriage...you name it. It's the most amazing thing in the world....and the most stressful, the most rewarding...the most infuriating....you get the point.

There are times I look back and think I could've done this better or that better. Why didn't we do this? Did I warp my child for life? Who knows. What I do know is that I spent their entire lifetimes doing what I (we --- husband and me) thought was in their best interests.

I am truly blessed. They are two wonderful men now. I couldn't be more proud! I love them with all my heart!


Debby said...

Oh Carolyn, warping our children for life is one of the perks!!!!

My 'baby' is going to be 27 next month, my middle 29 the month after, and my oldest 31 (gasp!) in May. All I ever wanted in life was to be a wife and mother. Not the 'cool' thing for sure, but it's what I wanted with all my heart and I loved/love every minute of it! I did it all too...sports, boy scouts, you name it I did it. I didn't work until much later in their lives so we had no money. Didn't matter, we had all we needed and I got to spend every moment with the family. No regrets here!!! Nope, none at all.

Happy birthday to your 'babies'!

TJ said...

awww Happy Birthday to your kids! :)

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