Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday

Alan is 21 today. If you see him out and about with the Blue Bomber (or hear him, which is a distinct, if unfortunate possibility), I hope you will wish him a good one.

He has done a lot in his life for someone so young, from putting up much of our cow feed and rebuilding tractor engines to putting food on the table in the form of game (Mr. Headshot) when we were too broke to pay the butcher toprocess a beef for us. He can turn a rooster into dinner, build a fine woodshed or whisper heifers into standing still to be milked.

He has me humming Hinder songs as I wander about my work.

I think I'll keep him.

Have a great one big guy and take good care of you!


Dani said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Teri said...

Happy Birthday to Alan!
You sound like quite the proud Momma - he is a special guy.

Woodswalker said...

Hey, proud Mama, pass these birthday wishes along to your special boy. Every son should be so lucky to have a mom who appreciates him as you do yours.

Anonymous said...

Hhhm 21. To be that age again, but know what I do now. I would probably rule the world!!!!!! Tell him Happy Birthday from me!

Cathy said...

Well, honestly, I'm tearing up.
For so many reasons.
Only a mother can understand this fierce love and the pride and the concern - all of which we carry the rest of our lives.

I swear. I'm proud of him right along with you.

Happy Birthday to a good man.

ellie k said...

Happy Birthday Alan, I read your Moms blog every day and feel like I know you all.
Sons are so wonderful and daughters are so wonderful. Our son lives in Germany and we see him every 3 years, this is the year. We have 2 great children and just like your Mom I am so proud of them. My daughter and husband are farmers here in Florida.

Jeffro said...

Happy Birthday, Alan! Just remember, you can drink now, but your auto insurance will still be sky high for six or seven more years!

threecollie said...

Thank you everyone for your kind good wishes. I guess Alan had a great day although I didn't see much of him. lol

CTG Ponies said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!