Sunday, July 11, 2010

HAPPY 14th BIRTHDAY, ISAIAH!

I'm still in shock that I have a 14 year old! Well, not really in "shock," but I guess knowing that I will now have a child in high school makes me feel like I should be a mom with experience. However, I'm still learning something new everyday.

When I look at videos or pictures of Isaiah when he was a baby, it brings back memories of how I was so protective of him, yet also expected so much from him. I think so many of us do that with our firstborn's. It's almost like I feel I missed him just being a "child" and subconsciously expected him to be "older" just because he is the eldest.

So, on this day, I just want to reflect on how my "baby" is now a young man.

Physically, he's built like one, and also has the voice to match.

But, he's still sensitive on the inside. He's like a gentle giant. All 5"9 of him! He's still not embarrassed to hug or kiss me goodbye in front of his friends, or even just hug me goodbye if I'm going to the grocery store.

He's strong, yet doesn't realize it. He's a good friend, and is very loyal. He's hilarious, and can make any of us crack up at the drop of a hat. He's mellow, and easy going. He loves to just chill out. He's never been one of those obnoxious boys. He loves the Lord, and he has wonderful friends.

He's an amazing son, and I'm so blessed to be his mom.

I love you, Isaiah. We love you!

Happy 14th Birthday!!!

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26 comments:

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Awww HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISAIAH!!!!!!

Krisha said...

Hi Alicia!

My oldest, Kelcie also turns 14 today!

Happy Birthday to your Isaiah.

Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet. Happy Birthday to your precious Isaiah!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!

Stephanie said...

What a great post about him - it is clear that he is a wonderful boy!

Happy Birthday to him!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

How sweet! Happy birthday, Isiah!

Veronica Lee said...

Happy Birthay Isiah!

Susie said...

Wow!! 14! I hope he has a GREAT birthday:-)

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful boy!

jen@odbt said...

Such beautiful words. Happy Birthday to your son...he'll always be your baby (at least that's what I tell myself as my kids get older)

He & Me + 3 said...

Love the black and white picture...Handsome Birthday Boy!
Happy Birthday Isaiah! Enjoy your day.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Awww...and he's so handsome!

Hope it's a wonderful celebration!!

Cathy said...

Happy birthday to Isaiah!! He's such a handsome fella. You have so much to be proud of! :)

This post brought tears to my eyes because I feel the same way. My kids are growing up way too quickly...it seems as if they were born yesterday.

Michelle A'etonu said...

sweet! we share the same birthday? happy birthday isaiah! he sounds like quite a guy :)

Denise said...

Praying Isaiah's birthday will be wonderfully blessed.

Amanda said...

WOW!! Summer is a busy time for you and birthdays... wow! Great tribute girl!

Blessings-
Amanda

Asia said...

Happy Birthday to your son...hope he had a great day

Muthering Heights said...

This is such a sweet tribute to him!

Laurencita said...

My blessed Happy Birthday to you, Isaiah....

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Big Boy....I faced that last year Alicia with Adrienne going into high school, I know how you are feeling.

homeschoolceo said...

What a wonderful post to a great kid..um, I mean young man. Wow! Happy birthday Isaiah!!! And way to go mom :)

Nina said...

Happy Birthday to him!!!
I am glad to hear that I am not the only mom who feels like I expect more out of my first born.

mother goose said...

happy bday he has gotten so big!

Ms. Latina said...

Happy Birthday to Isaiah! 14 is a special year, I hope you enjoy every minute of it!

Btw my teen became 16 on the 10th of July and I was just as amazed as you. They grow so quickly yet they will forever be our babies no matter how big or tall they may get.

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy birthday to your baby. I cried as I read this. It just flies so quickly doesn't it?