Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Roc Reflections- Fifteen Years Ago Today I Became A Mother

Fifteen years ago on this very day I became a mother for the very first time. The labor was long and  he refused to come out. Eventually they had to vacuum-suck him outta me (I'm sure that is not the proper medical term for the procedure but it definitely was a vacuum)  After my initial shock that I had just had a baby motherhood kicked right in. He was a wonderful baby. Slept lots, smiled lots, cuddled much. I stayed home with him for over a year and he was my everything, my best friend, my son, my love. I enjoyed his presence in my life so much. He was an adorable and smart  toddler with hair blonde hair, the chubbiest cheeks, and dreamy eyes. Since he was my first I think we learned and grew together. And I think we both turned out okay.
Now he's 15! 15! I cannot believe we made it to 15. At 15 he is organized, well liked, talented, responsible and and growing into a pretty decent young man. Today I will be surprising him at school. I will pick him up and take him out just the two of us. This child is so much like me that it is uncanny. I realize he's getting up there and in a few years will be off on his own starting his own life journey. I cannot wait  to see the man he will become. 
So to my son.. Michael Reed...I love you and am so proud of you!


  1. Happy Birthday to your oldest! What an exciting age where he is truly becoming a man.

  2. What a beautiful post!
    Have a great birthday celebration today.

  3. Happy birthday to your oldest and what an awesome day it's my oldest today too. She's 9 and I swear I'm all weepy and I don't know what I'll do when she's 15. Yikes.

  4. I will have a 15 year old on the 21st of Feb.
    I know what you mean, it's unbelievably that vibrant young women such as ourselves would be mothers to children who are closer to being adults 3 years and they can legally vote...(Like how I've got us labelled as vibrant and young? :)
    It's nice that your son will enjoy your visit to the school for a lunch date. I suspect my son would rather poke his eyes out with his pen than have his friends see me picking him up. I'm envious. It sort of happens overnight that they grow up. Anyway, happy birthday to your boy.