Sunday, 29 May 2016

Forty one years ago . . .


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 Today marks a very special day for me because forty one years ago this day,  I realized the culimination of all my childhood dreams and became a mother for the very first time.   Yes, my oldest son, Anthony,  turns 41 today.  It was the beginning of an incredible adventure and journey for both of us.

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Sometimes I have to pinch myself, and not just because I am gobsmacked that I am old enough to have a son who is in his forties,  but because I am so blessed to have a son who is so amazing!  Kind and tenderhearted. talented and giving . . .

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I applauded his very first . . . baby steps . . . and every step along the way of his journey through life, all of his accomplishments and successes and my heart has broken along with his for every sad moment and trial he has had to experience.  No mother wants her child to suffer, or hurt, even if she does know and understand that it is all a process of growth . . .




I am so proud of the man he has become  . . . kind and generous, a great father and husband, and yes a good son, always . . .


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He is so dear to me.   I love him with all of my heart.  He has always been gifted with words and has a wicked sense of humor.  He's a talented actor.   A fabulous cook.


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He is a good man.  A very good man.  I hope that he knows that . . .  and that he knows his mother loves him.  I am so very thankful that God trusted me enough to be his mum and that he is my son.  

I sometimes wish you were still small,
Not so big, and strong and tall,
For when I think of yesterday,
I close my eyes and see you play.
I often miss that little boy,
who pestered me to buy a toy.
Who filled my days with pure delight,
from early morn, to late at night.
We watch our children change and grow,
As seasons come, and quickly go,
But our God has a perfect plan,
To shape a boy into a man.
Today, my son, I'm proud of you,
For all the thoughtful things you do,
I'll love you til my days are done,
And I'm so grateful, you're my son. 




Happy Birthday son! I hope you enjoy every single minute of your day and that it is filled with love, laughter and joy!  Your mama loves you very much, with all of her being.

 

A little something I created yesterday afternoon.  I was really struggling with my eyesight yesterday.  With the blurriness in my left eye.  It is not so bad this morning.  I had words I wanted to put on her, but I could not see to do that.   I really fear that I am losing my sight and I am not sure how much longer I will be able to create in this way.  I hope and pray I have a good long time left to do so . . . if only just to create these little figures.  I love doing it so very much.

May your Sunday be blessed in countless ways.



In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Warm Blueberry and Almond Muffins.  Delish!

Today may you be blessed to  know  . . .

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And I do too!


7 comments:

Suze said...

Marie please go back to the doctor about your eyes. They are so precious. Did you know I originally trained to teach blind children? There are many tricks in their tool boxes. Not everything can be fixed but there is a heap they can do.

I love the little sailor girl. My baby boy still wants to go to sea. He is 25 this year. I was an older mum and i regret that.

May God bless you and keep you always. Grab a Todd and a puppy cuddle since I can't give you one in person.

Off to break my Sunday rules. I just broke a glass drink bottle. Isn't it amazing how far the bits fly? Now I think that I need to vacuum and wash the floors as I can see tiny shards. Our home is so small it is less than a metre from where the bottle fell, in the kitchen, and the lounge room carpets.

Marie Rayner said...

I did not know that Suzan! God bless you. I know how much of a mess breaking anything glass can make! You must be careful that little kitty kat paws are also safe! Love and hugs, xoxo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's a wonderful feeling to be a mom and I think our children's birthdays are as much as a celebration for us as it is for them. Happy Birthday wishes to your son! Happy Sunday !

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Pam! You are right about that! Enjoy your Sabbath! xoxo

La Table De Nana said...

Sometimes when we concentrate too much..blurriness happens..you could have been tired also..

she is so cute..you have your own uniques style and it's called charming and adorable..sweet..:)

My daughter will be 41 in August..we were being moms for the first time around the same time..

babies we were..

it was a breeze though and so natural.

He seems like a lovely man..his face :)

Sybil said...

Hi Marie, evening this time..but I confess I have had a busy day so this is first attempt ! I. Sorry that your still having trouble with your eyes, What has the Dr. And optician said about it, the sooner they do something the better it will be, it may be connected with your being diabetic, I know the Samantha my great great niece is having trouble and they are saying it's the result of diabetic thing....please see if they can send you to someone else if they don't know what's happening. It is a lovely tribute you have written for and to your dear Son, it is amazing how fast everyone grows up! My darling God daughter would have been 54 ( her sister Beth is 53 ) ...it certainly does not seem all these years since Sarah and John gave her to me with their love...oh how very much I miss her xx. Anyway hope you have had as lovely a day as we have. I am now going to sit out again in the late evening sun...take care, love to Toddand Mitzie xx

Marie Rayner said...

The blurriness is every day Monique, pretty much all day. And if I wake up in the night I cannot see at all from that eye in the dark. Not shapes not anything. That has been going on for a while with that eye, but not so much the daytime thing. I love that we were becoming moms for the first time around the same time. Another link between us. He is a nice man. I think that is one of the best things you can say about another that they are "nice." Nice is good in my books. :-) xoxo

Wasn't yesterday an absolutely gorgeous day! It was so here as well. Couldn't have asked for a better day and today is starting out the same way. SO sad that you lost your God Daughter at such a young age. I am sure you miss her every moment of every day. ((((hugs)))) God bless you, Mary and Masy also. xoxo