Friday, March 21, 2014


Today our boy is 24, a man really, but always a boy to his mama. I'm sure both my middle-aged brothers are boys to my mama, and that is as it should be.

Once again he is far away on his special day, working construction out of state. We miss him. Miss Daisy misses him. But we go on because that is the way it is.

I can't begin to tell you the fun I have had with him, back when he had time to hustle me out on impromptu nature trips, hitting the vlies and swamps and woods in the Blue Bomber, birding and photographing the wonders of nature.

He and I have built miles of fence together...well, he built the fence, and I supplied company, camera, and carrying of tools.

He has taken me hunting...I have always hunted, but hunting with him is a special experience, because he is so observant, and thus finds signs that I would walk right past. That skill has put food in our freezer for many a year

As I say, we miss him, but it is good to know that he is out in the world doing well for himself. Guess that is how it's supposed to be, with the raising of kids. You do your best and hope they do too.

Anyhow, Happy Birthday, Alan, hope you have a wonderful you....


June said...

Your son has the sweet, sweet eyes of a sensitive soul.

NumberWise said...

What a wonderful tribute to the special relationship you have had with Alan!

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Cathy said...

Batting away tears, here.
Happy Birthday Alan.
You have to be a special man . . .
An apple never falls far from the tree.

Rev. Paul said...

Happy birthday, Alan! It's always bittersweet when the kids are grown and gone.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Happy Birthday to Alan!

Lovely post.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Alan.

As long as you and I have been blogging, I really feel like I know him personally. A fine young man that you can certainly be proud of.

Terry and Linda said...

Sweet sadness. Happy Birthday, Alan.

✿♥ღ Linda

threecollie said...

June, thanks, he is a dear...of course I'm not prejudiced or anything

NW, thanks, I am so lucky

Cathy, those are kind words indeed. Hang in there, dear friend, spring is coming....

Rev. Paul, it is indeed! Thank God they come home to visit.

Nita, thanks on his behalf

Jan, thanks

Linda, exactly, thanks!