Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Double BLOG today!!!! Happy Birthday son!

I may have the odd identity crisis every now and then, but today I know who I am.

I am mother - three times over. A proud mother I may add.

I have raised three children- now adults and parents themselves.

Funnily enough I still see them as children, but do acknowledge their adulthood at the same time.

Thirty-nine years ago I gave birth to number two child- a son.

What a darling baby he was too. So easy to care for. A gentle natured baby who's babyhood went like a dream. If it had been possible I would have ordered 4 more just like him - I thought at the time! Don't get me wrong, I am totally satisfied and thrilled with the children I had and wouldn't swap them for anything- just something mothers say sometimes, isn't it?

Not that we didn't have the odd worry. Adenoids a problem right from the word go, Rheumatic fever, accidents galore. He was quite the stitched up teddy bear. Somehow always managing to be in that 'wrong place' at the 'right?' time.

As far as his nature is concerned, he carries my dad's gene. Gentle and fair but firm, loving, generous and cares for others in an unselfish way. That's how I see him.

As a child he didn't have many wants or demands. His birthday list would contain things like, colour pencils, marbles, a comic. On the whole a contented child. Not a saint, he did have his moments but he quickly re-found his balance.

Today I am totally immersed in memories of my son- his birth, childhood and growing up. He lives a world away- but is present in my heart. I experienced the odd ache because of the distance, I smile at the memories and I swell with pride at having had the privilege of raising him.

We chatted this morning, I have a cake in the oven for tonight when my discussion group friends come over for our weekly gathering. He deserves my time and attention- especially today, Mother and Son day!


  1. Hi Anita, I am so glad to have found you. The last two times you commented over at me, I couldn't get to your blog. So glad to MEET you. I look forward to visiting here every now and then. And thank you for your sweet comments over on my blog. They encourage me greatly
    God bless

  2. Tracey, good to have you pop in every now and then.... I also enjoy your posts. It is indeed great to get feedback. I get a buzz and encouragement also.
    Blessings to you Anita

  3. Hope your son had a great day! It is kind of a strange thing - where our children are adults but our children still. I have three children as well, who are now 32, 30, and 27. Time marches on, that's for sure!

    Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  4. Yes Karen, it sure is a weird thing.Still no-one asks how many adults we have LOL! , but children- and that is what they remain. He had a great day thanks- we chatted for a while and I baked him a cake which I shared with friends over coffee.

    A restful and joyous weekend to you too ;-)