Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, SPC Ryan


♫♪♫ Happy Happy Birthday, Son♫♪♫

Twenty-four years ago we began a great adventure together filled with sweetness and wonder, and at times the most frightening rollercoaster ride I’ve ever been on.  What you have made of yourself is nothing short of a miracle, and I thank God every day for the privilege, blessing, and honor of being your mother.  You have taught me more then I have taught you.  You have formed and shaped me and reduced me to love.

For that I am grateful.

A million, ten million “I love you, Mama”s run through my mind like an old movie, playing over and over.  And suddenly you are a man.  An amazing, honorable man.

A self-made man.

Proud does not begin to describe my feelings.

I love this photo of the first night you met Gillian, your wife.  It’s just a grainy cell phone shot, but it conveys

Love at First Sight.

I believe in miracles.  I believe in love at first sight.  I believe in Happily Ever Afters.

I believe in you.

I believe THIS birthday will be The Best Birthday Ever.

Dayum, what a beautiful couple.

Happy Birthday, Son.

You ARE my heart.



Silke Powers said...

Oh, Deborah, Happy Birthday to your son and congratulations to you as well! What a happy day!!

And thank you for the bookmark love!! I sent you an e-mail....

Much love, Silke

Ces Adorio said...

AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW! Deborah, dearest Deborah!!! Happy birthday to Ryan. A happy day indeed. In fact many happy days from now on. I am so proud of Ryan. Great that he is, let us not forget the beautiful and strong mother who keeps loving and father!!!



Jan said...

The happiest of happy birthdays to you, Ryan! You have made your mother proud for sure.

Alexandra MacVean said...

Happy Happy Bday, Ryan. You SO deserve the best! :)

Just A Girl said...

Dearest Deb,
I've had the hardest time holding back tears as I read your two posts about your babies, for they will always be your babies. I'll say a special prayer for your tonight. I think as much as your heart is rejoicing t may also be breaking. How strange it is that that can happen all in the same moment.

OH PS: The picture of Ryan and Gilli is darling, but it's not showing up unless you click on it ;-(.
Love to you from me ;-)

Lost Aussie said...

Congrats on being such a wonderful Mum and Happy Birthday to your big boy!

Ces Adorio said...

Then, everyday is a miracle and a blessing. I like what you wrote "the privilege, blessing and honor" to be his mother. Such a good mother you are, never taking credit for your actions. Then you share that wisdom, knowlege aand experience with other mother. I keep hearing your words. They reverberate and in my most crucial moments - gather strength from them. Thank you to Ryan for making you very happy.
Happy birthday to Ryan, once again.

audrey said...

You are a wonderful mother, Deb. You write of your love for your children so easily and your words are beautiful. I am certain your children are as proud of you as you are of them.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

HAppy Birthday Ryan!!!
(you have a very good mom...psst!...don't tell her, you know how girls get, all gooey!)
Here's to many, many MANY more!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van je zoon.
Amazing and magnificent to be mother to a boy, a man ...

Unspoken said...

Ohhhhhh! Happy Birthday to your son :)!

Marie S said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!!
Deb this has been a year of changes and you are having some big ones. You will be fine because you are looking at them the right way. Everyday is an adventure. Your days with your little girl will be more precious that ever and your pride in how wonderful she is will become even more.
With your son the beginning of his family will be something you will relish again and again. You have just taken huge steps in life to having your tribe grow and oh what a beautiful thing it is and will be.
They are all blessings.
Love and hugs gorgeous!

Thank you for the prezzy!

yoborobo said...

Oh my gosh, how did I miss Ryan's birthday? Please wish him a very happy birthday from me. I am sure this is a special one as a newlywed. :)) I hope it was wonderful! Congrats to him, and to you, too, Mom! xox! Pam

Unknown said...

oh so so wonderful !!! wishing your amazing son Ryan a most wonderful Birthday!!! Children are a direct result of their amazing parents and you my sweet are one of the most amazing Moms!!!!


Rhonda Roo said...


We've come to know you are every bit of courageous, strong, and beautiful in a handsome sort of way as your mom,(ok she's beautiful in a beautiful sort of way) through your mom.

I salute you, I keep you in my thoughts, I celebrate your new life, and I hold you in my heart!