Happy Birthday, Baby!

by Lian on June 6, 2012

My son Brookes is 17 today. That make me 17 years into my journey as a mom. Normally, I’m not a big fan of the word “journey”– to new age-y for me– but motherhood definitely qualifies a trip. No doubt it’s an  ongoing series of stops and starts, detours, flat tires, questionable food, questionable directions, forks in the road, curves and twists and lots of  great stretches of open highway. Thanks for the ride, Brookesy.

Embracing my Chaos,




t3zoo June 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Happy Birthday! Such a cute photo! Time does fly. . . .

Jan Emamian June 7, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Beautifully said and so true. I still remember he and Yasi dancing for Spanish class and winning all the contests at Cotillion. Where have all those years gone?

Cyndi June 7, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Happy birthday to your son and congratulations to you! My son turns 17 in September – 17 seems so much older than 16 doesn’t it?

CLSD OPEN June 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

My son will be 14 in the Fall. So strange to hear his voice change as he rapidly becomes a man. Hoping that here and there I’ll still get to see some glimpses of my cuddly, sweet baby boy. But only when his friends aren’t around, I guess! ;)

Michele June 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Congrats, Lian. As a mom to a 23 year old man, I know that raising a son is a wonderful and bittersweet experience. I still see that baby boy in my son’s face, and very occasionally his actions, lol. Brookes is a testament to you and your husbands good parenting. You should be proud:)

Karyn June 6, 2012 at 8:56 AM

My baby just turned 16… it goes by so fast.

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