Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Jeremy!

Bitburg, Germany - 2 1/2 years old

Thirty years ago today, my first born son came into this world and forever changed my life. The moment the nurse placed Jeremy in my arms, a feeling came over me that touched my heart forever. I felt like a mom - complete in every way.

Both of my sons mean the world to me and I'm so very proud of them. I find it hard sometimes to talk about one without the other as we are all very close, but today is Jeremy's special day, so it is about him.

Visiting in-laws in Clarksville, Tennessee - 10 months old

Jeremy has always been a great son and has accomplished many things in his life so far. I can honestly say that raising my boys (okay, this is about Jeremy...) was a piece of cake as they never gave me any problems. Honestly. He was an honor student throughout school, was busy with school activities such as the Marching Band, loved to help me around the house, got a scholarship to NAU and wanted to be a Veterinarian ever since he was in grade school. However, he has found his true calling and has been going to school to become an A.S.L. Interpreter (American Sign Language).

Jeremy & Jason, Nov. 83, back from Germany traveling to next station.

Jeremy & Jason are 17 months apart and are very close brothers. Always have been and I'm sure will always be. Some people used to tell me that it was strange that they didn't fight like "normal" brothers, but to us this was very normal.

You never seen one without the other. In fact, I'll never forget the day we moved Jeremy to the NAU dorms (only 2+ hours north of us). It was hard on all of us and there were tears. After leaving the dorm and walking to the Blazer Jason broke down and cried. We got seated and Jason just curled up like a baby. Crying myself, I asked if he wanted to go see him once more before we left and he mustered up a "yes". We knocked on the door and as soon as Jeremy opened it, Jason bear hugged him. I was crushed.

Bigburg, Germany, 4 years old. Found the cookies.

Jeremy learned to read when he was about 2 1/2 years old. His first book that he read to me was "Are you my mother?". He also became very interested on how babies were born and was persistent on finding out - he was 4 years old. I always wanted to have an honest and open relationship whenever I had kids as I did not have that with my mom. So, I gave him the best answer I could, which he bought for a while. I mean come on, he was only 4. It wasn't until he asked his Kindergarten teacher that we had another talk about it.

Visiting Jeremy in Portland, Oregon couple years ago

Jeremy now lives in Portland, which I think has been about 7+ years now. THAT was another hard day, but he's very happy there and we love visiting him there. I especially love when he comes home for visits! We text and talk as much as we can, but there's nothing like seeing him in person :)

I could go on and on and on about Jeremy - my boys - as I love them so very much & so very proud to be their mom. However, this post will go on forever if I do!

Happy Birthday Jeremy! You are loved beyond words and I wish you peace, love and much happiness!


a.k.a. Rocki


Angie Kelly Designs said...

Aw, Rocki ~ what a sweet post. Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Happy Birthday Jeremy :D

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a sweet post! Thanks for sharing that, Rocki!

I wonder if our kiddos realize how important their birthdays are to us Moms :)

Carol said...

Poor Jeremy!! Does he know yet that you posted all those "little kid" pics yet?!? Bet you will hear from him!!

Seriously, what a wonderful post for you to write and for him to read. I am totally sure that your sons know just how much you love them, and I am just as sure that you know how much you mean to them.

You ARE very lucky Rocki. You have a wonderfully close family. There are just so many families that don't have that experience.

Anonymous said...

Wishing Jeremy a very ♫Happy Birthday!♫

Beat Black said...

awww, that story about moving Jeremy into the dorms is priceless. Sounds like you raised them up right.

your blog always lifts my spirits as corn ball as that is :)

dochoamom said...

Rocki - Thanks for sharing with us. I hope that when my son turns 30 I can share such a wonderful post with everyone... BTW Guitar Hero is fun... I played Heartbreaker Pat Benatar the original Rock Chick... LOL

Happy Birthday Jeremy !!!

Love, Deb

Josh said...

*teary-eyed* I can't believe it was 30 years ago. They grow up so fast! *sniffle*

LeaKarts said...

You are such a great mom! That made me tear up a bit :)

Rocki said...

Thank you all for your awesome comments! Jeremy thanks you too :)