Thursday, March 12, 2009

Growing up

So as of today (actually yesterday), I am officially the mother of a 13 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old! I am speechless. I realize and accept that not only am I getting older, but my kiddos are! It definitely makes me step back and "take in" my life and family. I love all that I have: my children, husband, every blessing that has been bestowed. My heart, at times seems as though it might burst at the seams...my life is good. I realize that as Alec continues to grow and mature into a young adult, there are MANY more lessons to be taught and experiences to be shared. His voice is changing and he is almost as tall as I am but he also knows at any given moment I might gather that child in my arms, take in his "boy" smell and love him forever.

Today... my boy is a teenager.

3 comments:

The Fisher Family said...

13! I can't believe it!

Dewitt Family "Lovin Life" said...

Happy Birthday Alec!!!!!! I can't beleive it Jen, it seems like yesterday that we were on our way to the hospital!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Alec! I can't believe he is 13. What a wonderful young man you are raising Jen. He has a great mama.