Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy 15th Birthday Ryan

15 years ago we welcomed our beautiful boy, Ryan, into this world weighing in at a big 5 lbs 15 ounces. He was almost three weeks early and early or not, Pat and I entered parenthood not really knowing what we were doing but so thankful for a healthy little boy.

One week into his life I proved I didn’t know what I was doing with nursing and he had lost quite a bit of weight. Our pediatrician assured me through my tears that he would be just fine…told me to nurse and supplement for the next day and within 24 hours he had gained almost a pound. So scary that I really had no clue.

Some days I still am not quite sure I know what I’m doing with parenting, but I watch this beautiful boy grow before my eyes. He is turning into an amazing young man. I was proud his first day of school, when he learned to ride his bike without training wheels, the first time he had a hit in baseball, he pitched , he played catcher and when he comes home with a good report card.

But most of all, I’m proud that he is a genuine loving person. I ask myself all the time, am I fooling myself. Does he really have a good head on his shoulders, but I see it so often that for today I know it’s true. Yes, we have our moments. I may go into crazy mom rage at my teenage boy and he may yell at me too sometimes…but I am so proud of him.

He’s shown me in the last year that he is growing with each day. Learning new things, singing solos at choir concerts, dancing and singing his heart out at show choir and having a great part in the school play. He loves life and has a faith that makes my heart smile. So here’s to you, my beautiful boy. Happy 15th birthday, Ryan. I love you with all my heart.

Here's his birthday card to share...giving a nod to his love of music and playing along with Retro Sketches too.



19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Ryan. Perfect card for him Lynn, love it :)

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  2. Happy birthday to you, Ryan, and I hope you have a wonderful day! Love the card, Lynn, and you make me smile when you're in proud mama bear mode! :)

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  3. Perfect card for Ryan! Happy Birthday Ryan, hope you have a great day! Lynn, hope you had an amazing Mother's Day! :)

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  4. Such sweet words about your son! Perfect card, too!

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  5. He's going to love that card! What a nice story that you shared. It sounds like you have made very special memories raising him :)

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  6. Your love for Ryan shines through in this post, Lynn - perfect card for him! Tell him Happy Birthday from me! :)

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  7. Happy 15th Birthday to Ryan!!! Awesome card Lynn! I'm sure he loved it. I loved reading what you wrote about him here.

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  8. Loved the card - know Ryan will too. It's very true he has grown into a wonderful young man - but you and Pat are awesome parents!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Ryan, you sure are a lucky boy to have such a loving family around you :0)

    Brilliant card for your musical lad and great rock n roll colours too :0)
    Jenny x

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  10. I'm sure Ryan is going to love his very COOL card! Great story about your son Lynn! :)

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  11. Happy birthday, Ryan! Love the colors of this card, Lynn!

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  12. Your love for your boys really shines through in the way you write about them, Lynn. You are such an inspiration to me, both as a crafter and as a mom. Thank you!
    Happy birthday to Ryan! His card definitely rocks!

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  13. Ah, what a sweet post... congrats to the birthday boy, you both rock.

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  14. What a wonderful tribute to Ryan! Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday to your boy! I chuckled when I read about 'crazy mom rage'...we call that Momma Hulk in my house:)

    Your card is Fantabulous...

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  16. such a beautiful tribute to a fine young man :) I can't even imagine all the wonderful things heading his way if he's this talented already!! You and Pat have so much to be proud of...I know he loved this Rock Star card!

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  17. Awesome teen boy card, Lynn! I am sure he loved it :) I may be seeking your advice soon, my oldest has only one more year of "tweens" and then he will be a teenager! ACK! Your story of Marcel is so sweet... and, I love PS stamps, too... just getting into them, so fun! Hope you are well and that you had a wonderful Mother's day!! :)

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  18. What a great teen birthday card, hope he had a great day.

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