Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Son

It's your birthday and I know I am supposed to be giving you a gift (and I just might), but first I wanted to tell you what a gift you have been to me!

This mom could not have asked for a better son. David, you are a joy!! I know that the past couple of years have been beyond tough. You, however, have grown into such a wonderful, strong, compassionate, loving young man. I could not be more proud.

I mean that. I am proud of you! You've questioned God. I know that. It's not a bad thing to question. But please keep your heart open to Him. I know that you gave it to Him as a young child and I know that He has great things in store for you. One day you will be able to reach those who are hurting. You have a heart that longs to help and to heal.

These 17 years have been such a privilege for me to be your mom. I don't know why God chose to bless me with you, but I sure am glad he did.

You are loved more than I could ever put into words.

Happy Birthday, David! I pray that God blesses you with the best year yet.

With all of my heart...I love you.
~mom


28 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

He sounds like a wonderful boy and you sound like a very proud Mom

Mary said...

Hi, Sheryl
I was touched by your letter to your son. My son's birthday was yesterday and his name is David!

I still read blogs from time to time and yours probably the most.
I haven't written a post since March and probably will not write anymore but just haven't had the heart to remove it. And, of coure, there is the possibility that I might feel a desire to write.

Happy Birthday to both David's!

love, mary

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

Happy Birthday to you son David!

C.C. and Double T said...

Happy Birthday, David!

Sassy Granny ... said...

My sons are 40 and 36 now, but I still have that same sense of joy at the mere mention of their names, or the passing of their birthdays.

What a precious tribute to your David. One day (or many days) he'll re-read it, and re-read it, and re-read it again because it'll touch him so deeply.

Blessings,
Kathleen

He & Me + 3 said...

What an awesome letter to your son. Happy Birthday David & have a blessed year. I pray it is the happiest year!

R.L.Scovens said...

Happy Birthday David!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

What a wonderful present from you to your son. I'm sure your words of love will touch his heart.

Kim in NC said...
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Kim in NC said...

Darnit! I should have sent him a new air-freshener for the car:)

Happy Birthday David! Hope you ALL have a great day!

Amrita said...

Happy birhday David

Melanie said...

awww happy birthday david!!!

-stephanie- said...

Sure sounds like he's making his mama proud. Happy Birthday to David.

UL Cards Fan said...

Happy Birthday David.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday to David!!!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Sweet...sweet kid...sweet mom...sweet post.

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday David!

Technonana said...

Beautiful, Mom!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Happy Birthday David! How blessed you are to have a mother who truly shares her heart with you, and who prays for you daily. That is a gift without a price tag on it.

JD said...

You've done a beautiful job raising your children, Sheryl... it's obvious from your letter that not only is he a wonderful son, but that you are a wonderful mother.

Happy Anniversary of becoming a mom. What a beautiful blessing this letter will be for him, and what a wonderful idea for a blog post...

KEE said...

He has turned in to the young man he is today because of the mother who has refused to give up on him, the mother who has covered him in prayers and never stopped believing in him.
Happy Birthday David!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Oh! Sheryl, Please wish David the most blessed and Happy Birthday from me.
What a wonderful birthday gift for David, and like you I know God is going to use the pain that he has experienced to help others! What a precious Mother you are.

Sheryl, I just can't thank you enough for coming by and encouraging me yesterday, you will never know how much it meant to me.
May your weekend be filled with many blessings,
with much love,
Sue

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet David!

Pam said...

beautiful

Susan said...

Happy Birthday David!

Hope it was great one.

Blessings~

alece said...

so powerfully beautiful. i love your heart.

natalie said...

Hi Sheryl,

I just had to tell you that after I finished writing a Happy 16th Birthday to my son on my blog, I visited yours and noticed your son has a birthday today too! What a special day!

Sounds like you have an awesome son and he is lucky to have you for a mom!

Have a blessed day,
natalie

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Sheryl, Thanks for coming by and for your sweet comment, I am so happy to put your name in the hat,
Blessings,and hugs,
Sue