Monday, February 7, 2011


This handsome young man turned 21 yesterday. I was with a friend last night that at each of her children's birthdays, she tells them about the day they were born. That got me reflecting on my youngest birthday. I had remarried and Stephen and I did not want to waste any time, so I was pregnant within a few months after our wedding. I did not have an easy pregnancy. I was on bed rest for six months. When I was pregnant with Devon, she had decided to arrive at 27 weeks. Very unexpected and frightening. Twenty eight years ago having a baby that early was very dangerous. But now she is beautiful 28 year old. So when I found out that I was pregnant, I was naturally very worried. Within three months, I was having difficulties and was put on bed rest and hooked up to everything. Day to day was filled with worries that I would keep this little one. At one of my doctor's visits, the doctor asked us if we wanted to know the sex of our child. Stephen and I didn't want to know the sex of the baby but I was secretly hoping for a girl. I only have one sister and a daughter. I only knew about girls. Well, God had something else in mind. When Ryan arrived a month early, I was smitten. I have loved watching this beautiful baby boy turn into this wonderful young man. So Happy Birthday Ryan! May all your dreams come true! Love your Mama.


  1. Thanks for sharing.....reflections are good for the soul. What a handsome son.

    I have been trying to contact you about the Remnants of the Past show....I am interested in having a booth but I do not know the criteria?

    Please help.
    Thank you
    Anne Skougard

  2. so sweet! I am with you in reflection = Andrew's 24th bday is Wednesday and I too have been in my sweet little world of cherish memories!
    You have a beautiful boy, and handsome best friend aka husband, and a lovely daughter who married her best friend -
    May your blessings continue...
    hugs, Dianne
    PS Happy 21st Birthday, Ryan! Many many more happy days in your future!

  3. Ok you got me to tears girl! This is a beautiful post! Ryan is super handsome! Happy 21st Ryan!!

    Thanks for sharing to you soon! xokathee

  4. What a handsome young man with such a wonderful smile. How fun for him to have a flying lesson for his birthday...may his days be filled with lots of occasions to spread his wings!

  5. i have a similar story when expecting my daughter.
    i understand that fear - and absolute elation when you can hold that baby in your arms. nothing like it. my daughter will be 21 in may. love that girl.