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Friday, 12 October 2012

Flashback Friday - My Son Joe at 24

This week it was my son Joe's 24th birthday.  I still find it amazing that I have adult children, it seems like only yesterday that he was my little boy.  He was such a funny, energetic little lad, always up to mischief. Now he is a successful young man...even though he has not grown out of his mischief making!

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He was quite a demanding little baby after his stressful birth.

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But he grew into such a funny toddler who was always getting into funny situations and trying to make us all laugh.

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Joe was a cheeky school boy.

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He loved his football and his sports.

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He's always been a good big brother.

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We missed him so much when he moved out of the family home to live with his girlfriend at 21. 

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Today Joe is at such an exciting point in his life.  He has a great job working in IT.  He is engaged to his lovely girlfriend and they are expecting their first baby in ten weeks time.  My baby is about to have his own baby.  My son is about to become a dad.

I hope that my son enjoys every second of being a dad, as I have enjoyed every second of being his mum.  At times there have been challenges.  I was a teenage mum on my own with my baby boy, but we muddled through and our little family went from strength to strength.  I've watched my son grow into an amazing young man.  He has given me so many reasons to be proud of him.  He is a wonderful big brother.  He is incredibly funny and always makes us all laugh.  He is loving and caring.  Sometimes he drives us a bit mad, but he wouldn't be Joe if he was 100% sensible all the time! 

This is going to be a big year for Joe.  I can't wait to support him through the next step of his life journey and see him as he becomes to a daddy to his own little boy.  I don't expect it'll all be plain sailing, but he knows that we will be here for him all the way!

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5 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely post, sounds like you are very proud of your boy and I love the photos of him growing up :-)

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  2. Super Amazing Mum12 October 2012 at 19:00

    aaaahhh - happy birthday to your big *baby* lovely post xx

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  3. Such a lovely post. It must be very exciting to see your baby boy growing up and doing so well for himself.

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  4. wow not long until you become a grandparent Wendy!! how exciting! such a lovely tribute to your handsome son and i am sure he will be a great dad and it will be thanks to you having been a wonderful mum to him.
    also in the first photo you look like the actress Maggie Gyllenhaal x x

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  5. Joe has always been a joy to be around - I remember his funny facial expressions he would insist on making whilst having his photograph taken. I think of Joe as a very caring young man and his Grandad and I are so proud of what he has achieved. He will make a wonderful Dad. xxx

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