16 Birthdays {Thankful Thursdays}

I’ll never forget the faint positive sign on the test. It was the day I had dreamed about for so long, the day I found out I was going to be a mom. My husband and I shared tears of joy together; we were thrilled. The months of preparing and anticipation had me so excited; I couldn’t wait to bring my precious son home to his very first room that was decorated in blue, cream, and yellow. Today, I’m thankful for my sweet son, the blessing God entrusted me with. It's hard to believe he has already had 16 birthdays.
It's hard to imagine 16 Birthdays. For Thankful Thursdays I'm thankful for my son because without him, I would not be a mom. Thankful Thursdays Linkup 28 frogslilypad.net

16 Birthdays

This week we celebrated my son’s 16th birthday. It’s hard to believe 16 years have gone by since bringing my tiny little bundle home. In a few days, he has an appointment to take his driver’s test; I still can’t believe he will be driving. While I don’t miss the sleepless nights, I sometimes wish I could go back and do some things a little differently. Things like cloth diapering and making his food instead of buying store bought; things that really don’t matter.

My son is not your normal teen guy. He is an introvert but will talk your ears off once he “learns” you. He’d rather be at home than out and about running around. He’s a PC gamer who loves riding bulls and hunting, yet he can be caring and tender when needed. Being the child of parents who grew up in the 80’s, he loves 80’s music.

I can’t believe all the times I wanted him to learn to play the violin when he was young and he had no interest. Then one day this year, he pipes up with I want to learn to play after listening to Lindsey Stirling. Since we are in an area where we are limited on teachers, he is working very hard at self-learning the violin – thanks to Youtube and several other websites.

Today, I’m thankful for the precious son I was given because without him, I would not be a momma.


  1. How fun! Happy birthday to your big 16 year old. Time flys, it's crazy how fast they grow up. Oh yea and driving, at least you live out in the boonies, mine live in Dallas, where they are billions of idiots driving.
    Anyhow, happy "birth" day to you too.

  2. Happy Birthday to your dear son. I pray he enjoys many more blissful years.
    Thanks for the Link up today.
    Blessings to you and your family

  3. Happy Birthday Jamie! thanks Lori for the pictures I love seeing Jamie and you.I miss y'all I'm Thankful your a very good Mama!

  4. Happy birthday to your son! Yes, they do grow up so quickly. I'm so thankful for photographs to help jog my memory of what each one was like when they were younger. It is so easy to forget! Thanks for hosting this link up!

  5. Thanks, Cheryl. I love looking at photos of when Jamie was younger. His facial expressions have never changed through the years.

  6. I miss y'all too, Momma.

  7. Thank you, Tori. LOL! I reminded Jamie he better be thankful we are in Montana and not in Georgia. The laws on teen drivers are different here and since he chose to not take driver's ed, he had to wait until he was 16 to take the test. In Georgia, driver's ed is required (or wait until their 17 to get the license) and several weeks worth of drug and alcohol awareness classes.

  8. How cool it is to celebrate your son at 16 years old Lori! My niece celebrated her sweet 16 in April. Like you said, I cannot believe it's been 16 years. I drove up to see her being born. I am glad to hear what an amazing and talented son you have. Truly a blessing from God! Love the photo collage too. My mother did one earlier this year for my father's 70th:) Thank you for your openness that you share in all your posts and for allowing me to share here as well. Continued blessings to you and yours!

  9. Thank you, Horace.It is always nice to receive your encouragement. It iss amazing how fast 16 years have flown by. I hope you have a blessed weekend.


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