For Moms … Babies are precious. Toddlers are cute. Preteens are awkward. Teenagers can be exasperating and fun. College students are inspiring. Young adults are humorous. When the other side of mid-twenties roll around, we stop and take stock of how fast time is moving. I want to say ‘Stop,’ but then I wouldn’t get to move forward and see all those other stages ahead that, I’m sure, will be equally wonderful!
Cam…. It’s hard to grasp that your twenty-seven today. Looking backward, I’ve enjoyed all the stages of your life. Who knew so many years ago, that time would move so fast? I know … All those mom’s who’ve gone on before me!
I’m appreciative of the person you are now. I miss seeing you. So much to miss; a hug, sharing meals, teasing remarks, your quirky sense of humor, hanging out watching television and making comments, simple talks, and watching you putter around the house and play with the dog. I miss that Cameron smile.
Today, I’m remembering and treasuring the precious moments of your childhood. I’m smiling recalling the joy of your birth and the fun of you growing up.
Your love of Trains and Thomas. Playing with Legos, Pokemon cards, and all night video games. Being creative making movies, going to church, and band filling your days. Your first girlfriends and heart breaks. Your strength as you grieved your dad. How much I missed you when you moved away to college, but loved hearing about all you learned as you moved into independence. Incredible determination dealing with kidney failure and the transplant. Your first apartment.
I am awed by your positive outlook on life. I never doubted that you would and will succeed in whatever you set out to accomplish.
That being said, thank goodness for cell phones! I’m so happy that you share with me your thoughts and the decisions you’re making. I like hearing about your work and what you’re learning and doing. I enjoy listening to your views on politics and what’s going on in the world. Believe it or not, I do appreciate your opinion. It makes me happy hearing about the small details of your days. I like talking with you about what you’re making for dinner and how roommate living is going. Descriptions of Zipps and his antics makes me smile. I can picture him climbing and scrambling around your room being his cat self, slightly annoying.
I appreciate when I visit, you giving of your time and entertaining me around town. Sitting with you in coffee shops and having dessert is a ‘sweet’ moment in time. (pun intended)…. walking our legs off and being a good sport about directing me through subways. I thank you for these sweet memories.
I am simply a proud mom and I love you! Happy 27th year of celebrating your birth.
Our ‘traditional’ pose
I know your dad is proud of you too!