Friday, August 18, 2017

A BIRTHDAY, A PHOTO AND A QUOTE - 2 OF 3



It is my son's birthday today.  This is for him.
Happy Birthday My Darling Boy-Now A Man, but always our child.  That's the way life is, as parents we watched you grow into a wonderfully confident, outgoing adult, full of kindess and strength of character, but you will always be 'our sweet child'.  We are so proud of you.   


This is a photo of him with my niece who now lives in Germany.  At the time (1986) she and her family were living in Norway and we were lucky enough to visit them.  I remember taking this photo vividly, following them as we all walked down to the water's edge.  I have shared it before during my blogging years, but it is a favorite so I hope you will indulge me as I share it again.

Oh my goodness, how time flies!



54 comments:

  1. Well, this wonderful photo is new to me, and I simply adore it. How old is your son, and does he live nearby? Our son is 46.

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    1. Thank you Ginny. Our son is 38 years' old today and he lives about 40 minutes away. You have a 46 year old son? How wonderful! They bring us a lot of joy don't they? :)

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  2. Happy Birthday to your son, Denise! And I love your photos and the quote is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Linda, you are always so very welcome:) I will pass your birthday wishes on.

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  3. A very happy birthday to your boy (and birthing day to you). Love that quote.

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  4. Happy Birthday to the birthday bot. Hope he has a lovely day. The photograph of him as a young lad is definitely a treasure. My son is 55 next month... makes me feel ancient, which of course I am!

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    1. Thank you Valerie:) and a Happy Birthday to your son in advance :) Ancient? Never! :)))

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  5. Hello, Denise! Beautiful quote and I love the image of your son and niece. It is so cute, a great memory for you! Happy Birthday to your son! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and the same to you :)

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  6. My sons are 50 and 52, both born in Feb. Happy Birthday to your 38 years old son and this is a wonderful photo to remember him..

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    1. Thanks Sandra, and how interesting both your sons were born in the same month.

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  7. Happy Birthday to your son, just a little ahead of mine which is the 19th.
    Yes you are right, how time flies!!!
    Have a good weekend Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane and Happy Birthday for tomorrow :) May your birthday weekend be an extra special one :)

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  8. Precious photo. Happy Birthday to your boy!

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  9. Happy birthday to him, and your mom-versary! :)

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  10. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to your son, Brad, and thanks to you, Denise for indulging yourself and sharing the photos, which was also a "first" for me.

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    1. Hi Dorothy, thank you and you are so very welcome:)

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  11. Hi Denise, such a super quote and the image of your son and niece is perfect for his birthday. All the best, John

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    1. Thank you John :) All the best to you too.

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  12. Beautiful photo and words so inspiring and what loving memories in the photo of your son ~ thanks, ^_^

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    1. Thank you Carol :) and you are so very welcome.

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  13. I really like that picture, it is always nice to look back and remember our children as they were and look at them now, Happy Birthday to your son.

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    1. Thank you Jimmy and isn't that the truth?

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  14. Happy Birthday to your son and glad it inspired cherished memories.

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  15. That's wonderful - happy birthday, son of Denise in VA! How's it feel, getting good wishes from all over the world?!

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    1. Thank you Mike, I think he will enjoy everyone's birthday wishes from around the world and think it very cool :)

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  16. i LOVE that quote, it is one of my favorites...but i do say that about a lot of wise words!!!

    happy birthday brad, and to all of you a happy weekend!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, me too :) Hope your weekend was a great one.

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  17. Oh, Denise, I bet everyone who has a child was so touched by this. I do love that quote....it is so fitting!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, so happy you liked it.

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  18. Happy birthday to your son. A photo to bring back sweet memories. Time really flies!

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  19. Hi Denise: You really have a way of finding the most apt and descriptive quotes. I could check in on your blog regularly for these "words to remember" if for nothing else. But there is always other interesting and sometimes poignant stuff too, so it's always a joy to visit. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you David, so glad you enjoy them and I appreciate your very kind words of encouragement.

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  20. Happy birthday and aloha from Hawaii. That is such a sweet photo.

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  21. Memories are so precious. Have a good week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, they certainly are and I had a great weekend thank you. I hope you did also.

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    1. Thank you very much and for visiting. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but after two tries had to give up. The message "not enough memory on this page" came up. Sorry! I will try again some time.

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  23. Sweet pic....Happy Bday to your son!

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  24. Too wonder that perfect photo is a favorite! Our four are quite a bit older than your son ... (we have grandchildren in their 30-somethings) , but I still know what you mean!

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  25. Many Happy Birthday Wishes to your son, such a lovely photograph.

    All the best Jan

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