Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to my baby boy!

Jason, my youngest son turned 29 yesterday. Wow. Where on EARTH does time go?! It truly does feel like yesterday when he was just a little bundle wrapped in my arms. Now he's a big bundle, still wrapped in my arms.

The picture above is on Jason's MySpace with the caption "Hello Ladies" - he's so shy. He's actually a very good guy. Very helpful, opens doors for others and most who meet or know him say he's like the guy next door. He's always been there for me. When I was very sick years ago, he would take me to my doctor appointments and practically carry me - literally. The night my mom died at the mere age of 53, we were at Jason's Band Banquet where he won an award. It was such a special night for him. When we arrived home to many messages left by my dad and heard the unexpected news, Jason, at 17 years of age, was right there for me, picked me up off the floor, carried me to my room and comforted me right along side with Mark.

He's also my little comedian. Well, not so little, he works out and has been given several nick-name at work, such as "Buff, "Hulk", "Superman" and so on. But let me tell you, he can make you laugh in a heartbeat! He's in the process of becoming a Fire Fighter. He'll be taking an EMT course soon and will go from there. No matter what he does in life, I'm proud of him and always will be.

Jas works at Trader Joe's and has ever since he graduated from high school. He has a great deal of customers that know him well and many ask for him. In high school he and Jeremy worked at Dairy Queen, so he's pretty much worked ever since school. Like mother like son.

We celebrated his birthday yesterday at his choice of restaurants: Mimi's Cafe. He even got a special birthday pie and special birthday wishes. No singing though, bet he would have loved that.

There's is so much I would like to say about my baby boy, but I don't want to embarrass him with all the mushy stuff. He knows already because I tell him all the time. We're very close, he's my buddy and protector. My nick-name for him is "Bud." However, I will mention that every single school picture, he sports bumps, bruises, cuts, scrapes or a broken arm. He makes jokes about it of course and it is funny to look at them, but in every picture, he has that adorable smile.

I know most of you know this already, but I've been very blessed with my boys as both Jason & Jeremy make it easy to be their mom. I never had any problems with raising them, they were model students and... well, I just couldn't be more proud of them and who they are. I love them to pieces.

Happy Birthday Bud, I love you!



Carol said...

You are a lucky lady! Not every mother speaks so highly of her children. And they are handsome too! Were they disapointed that they weren't in your Studs post?

Well, I have had a little experience with EMT's and it sounds like he will make a good one. One thing I remember about a bad experience was how comfortable and reassured the EMTs made me feel.

Happy Birthday Rocki's Baby Boy!

LillyShayStyle said...

Happy birthday to your son!

dochoamom said...

Happy Birthday to Jason... Great to see you so happy girl.

Love, Deb

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Yep, proud mama! Happy Birthday to your son. That first pic of him is adorable!

mairedodd said...

enjoy the accomplishments and love you share with your children... while adults now, you helped to mold them into who they are... great job mom!

luthien said...

happy birthday jason!!

Coastal Sisters said...

Awwww, how sweet! I call my son Ben, "Bud" too! He is my only son so he's pretty special. He's the middle child too but does not have "middle child syndrome" *giggle*

Happy Cake Day to your Baby :)


Rocki said...

Thanks everyone! Jason appreciates it too :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jason!

You two look so much alike! It's cute!


artangel said...

What a lovely tribute Rocki - and it sounds like you have every reason to be proud of raising such a kind, empathetic and wonderful son! Happy birthday Jason!