Monday, February 11, 2013

40 years ago, I was changed

Today, February 12 is a very special day in my heart.
40 years ago I became a mom for the first time!

This little man changed my life forever...

our son Bill approximately 3 months old
circa 1973

 Truthfully, I was a youngster still myself! At age 16 this was the 2nd man ever to steal my heart. (His father, my hubby the first, of course.)
  40 years! (Geezers, you are making your mom old!)
Why does it feel like only a few weeks, or maybe a couple years at most?

age 6, 
with one of my many terrible attempts at personalizing his cake

When we are young we laugh at our elders when they say time flies...
We are told, by a few wise ones, to enjoy the moments now for they will be grown and gone before you know it!
  Hahaha, we laugh...

age 18! Already??
and No, I did not decorate this cake

  Bill was never the fashion follower. Never the leader, but not a blind follower either. Listened to his own tune, and still does. Knowing what things are important, like family and self respect. His sense of fashion may of came from me. I am pretty sure I wore those same big glasses!! I think. I was a rebel at not following anyone and going my own way. Hahaaha...

At 40 his favorite hobby is still riding and dare devil jumping his BMX bike! Oy!! all the scrapes and bumps as a child (and still). His boys are little rough riders too, the youngest, (4 years old) with the most dare devilish side. His oldest (7) has the snuggily side of his dad.

At 40 he is a happily married man with a pair of his own beautiful sons to watch grow. Enjoy and cherish those moments now! I am sure with Bill's guidance, they will be great men (some day maybe fathers) and feel successful at what ever path they choose, just like their Dad. After all, Bill had a hardworking, loving father that taught him his principals and dedication he now brandishes.
Bill is also celebrating his 15th anniversary working at Caribou Coffee. With his hard work ethic he is one of the top coffee roasters and quality control technicians. 
Can you tell we are proud???

Christmas with his beautiful family, 2012.

We can not be with him to celebrate, but will carry it in our hearts and save up an extra big hug for the next time we are able to visit.
Bill, always remember your Mom and Dad love you and are so proud of the handsome, hardworking, loving man you are today!  
(this is a long distance cyber hug)

a special wish from another of mom and Bill's in common favorites (wink)

40 years!
Wow, I hope I changed for the better. I know my heart filled with more love with every memory our family experienced, good and a few difficult, than I thought possible. 
Enjoy your special day, and remember only the good memories and fun times.
I wish for you a full heart and much love.

This is still a wordful/wordless Wednesday. 
Why not leave a comment Wishing Bill a Happy Birthday and link up! Thanks


  1. Awwww beautiful tribute for your son's 40th! Too bad you can't be with him to celebrate.

  2. This was a wonderful post for your son!! I just love those Aquarians, I am married to one! How lucky he is to have YOU as his Mom! Have a great day!

  3. That was such a terrific post and you have a beautiful family!

  4. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Bill,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    What a great post about your son and his lovely family.

    Have a terrific day Faythe. Big hugs. ☺

  5. Awesome Memories!! Happy Birthday Bill :)

    ~ Jill

  6. I love seeing all the kid pictures. The second one down, he looks so happy in. Your grandkids are so cute!

  7. That was a lovely run through with photos :-)

    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Bill,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Have a fantabulosa week :-)

    ps:I used Sandee's Birthday script it is nicer than mine heheh!

  8. Awesome post, Happy Birthday Bill!!


  9. Thanks for such a great post about your son. May he have many happy returns of the day!

  10. What a touching tribute to your son with lovely pictures. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

  11. Lovely tribute to your son. Happy belated birthday to him.

    Dominique @Dominique's Desk

  12. Wow he looks just the same as when he was a youngster, Happy 40th Bill :) (course you totally gave your age away here Faythe, even though I'm not that great at math lol) I would think the major benefit of being a young mom is that you hopefully have the opportunity to see more of generations to come :)

  13. Congratulations, Faythe! 40 years, that's hard to believe! Too bad you couldn't have been there with him to celebrate.

  14. Love the Godzilla one!

  15. Awww. What a lovely post! Happy Birthday to him!

  16. Aww such a wonderful post for him. Happy Birthday Bill!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  17. It is indeed a special day in the life of woman when she becomes mother for the first time!
    Happy Birthday to your little one who has become big! :)

  18. Anonymous2:32 AM

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    Have a great Wednesday.

  19. You have a beautiful family.

  20. Wonderful pictures! Happy birthday to your son. :)

  21. Happy Birthday Bill! Your family is wonderful.

  22. What an awesome tribute to your son for his birthday! Happy birthday to him from me too!

  23. Gosh they sure do grow up fast!

  24. Sweet post. How fortunate that your first born was an Aquarius! Happy Birthday to him. :D

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Red Flower Bouquet

  25. Awww So nice! Happy Birthday!


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