A Bit of Nostalgia and a Birthday Wish

Today is my son Geoff's 24th birthday. I don't know why I always want to go back and look at baby pictures, maybe it's to remind me the kids really were that small!
I must say I miss - at times -  being the 'snack queen, the entertainment guide and referee'. Children and puppies, what could be better? Like most younger siblings, pictures without the others' are almost non existent.
By God's grace and mercy over the times I failed miserably at being 'mom', he has grown to be a fine young man. A kind, considerate and patient man whose precious girlfriend Mary is a jewel of a young woman.
Happy Birthday Geoff...we love you!



  1. Renae...so cute. That picture with the puppy...love!

  2. You say it so well Renae..................Children and Puppies, what could be better? I can't imagine my life without either. Happy Birthday to your son. XO

  3. Happy Birthday to Geoff...Hope you've had some family time. Adorable baby pictures...XO, Mona

  4. Renee, they grow up so fast. Hope you had some special time with your son.

  5. Oh my gosh this made me cry. My son turns 19 tomorrow and is coming home from school in Florida in a few hours...a long day of travel...I miss being the snack queen too. But I lost 9 lbs since he went to school.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Renae.

  6. Happy Birthday to your Geoff, Renae!! I love seeing the family photos!!

    My granddaughter has been helping me and started decorating today!


    Art by Karena

  7. Renae,
    I totally get it!!! When my son was home this past weekend I actually said to him "I wish I could snap my fingers and make you 5 again!" It's not that I don't love the young man he has become, but I miss him being small especially around the holidays!

  8. Oh Renae,
    This just makes my heart sing. I know what those boys mean to you. They are so lucky to have you as their mom. I'd say you've done a wonderful job...
    Happy birthday dear Geoff!

    Xoxo Lisa


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