Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Eleven


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My oldest son is 11 today. That means I've been a mom for 11 years. That means I became a member of the parenthood club 11 years ago. That means if you look closely enough, you might count a few more wrinkles and a few more gray hairs.

BUT WELL WORTH IT!

I know I have good children, decent children, happy children. And this past year has been somewhat of a character study for my husband and I. We've watched as eldest son evolved as a person with wonderful interests, and a pleasant and mature personality. Although he's two years from being bar-mitzvahed, G-d willing, if you didn't know it, you'd already think he is 13. With the addition of glasses and braces in his life in the past 4 weeks, and with his height -- he's up to my collarbone already, and I'm 5'7" or slightly taller -- he appears older.

I wish you, A, only good things. May Hashem continue to be kind to you, may you continue to be a good student, a wonderful son and brother and the happy and decent person that you already demonstrate to those around you.

Eleven years ago, you were born, but had to remain in hospital an extra couple of days when things were a little awry. But thank G-d we could bring home a healthy infant. You were released from the hospital on Father's Day...but wouldn't you know it, we'd already celebrated Father's Day -- and Mother's Day! -- a few days earlier, when you arrived.

Thanks for making me a mom -- specifically YOUR mom . Happy birthday, little buddy, and many more.

7 comments:

PsychoToddler said...

Mazel Tov! Two years till the Bar Mitzvah!

(7 years until the PT's bas mitvah, according to the autistic guy in my shul)

cruisin-mom said...

Awww, Pearl...that was so sweet. Happy birthday to your sweet boy.

Mia said...

Mazel Tov Pearl!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Mazel tov, that is a long time.

David_on_the_Lake said...

Happy Birthday....
The first birthday I can still vividly recall is my 11th..!
Goodness....the years flyyyy byyy

tuesdaywishes said...

Mazal tov!

I also always think about that on my oldest kid's birthday. Like wow...I've been a mom for 16 years...where did it all go?

torontopearl said...

Thank you, all, on behalf of the birthday boy. He shyly acknowledges and appreciates your comments.